taken out the Supreme Award at the 2018 New Zealand Chocolate Awards, Hogarth
Chocolate is making waves in the chocolate scene here and overseas. Based in
Nelson, their process focuses on preserving the flavours within the cacao and
using traditional techniques, including an aging process that lets the acidity
mellow. Their limited edition Andy Warhol Egg comes in dark or white chocolate
and is almost too pretty to eat.
fave: Don’t skip breakfast, try the Buttered Toast and Sea Salt chocolate block,
know the organic, fair trade brand well, and their yummy ethical chocolate bars
are just another reason to get behind their amazing ethical work. The luxurious
bars are crafted with integrity and passion in Trade Aid’s Christchurch based
chocolate factory. The team says having a link to the farmers who produce the
ingredients makes their bars taste extra good.
Fan fave: Step up
your scorched almond game with Dark Chocolate Almonds 130g, $8.99.
up: Salt Toffee Crisp chocolate bar 100g, $4.99.
is the new era of Dunedin chocolate. The company uses native botanicals and cocao
beans sourced from around the Pacific to craft their acclaimed bars. They keep
things simple by using only a few ingredients and a hands-on process. The
company says their chocolate is healthy and sustainable, so good for growers,
makers, and eaters.
fave: If you’re a dark chocolate lover, go for the award winning 100% Cacao Solomons,
up: Manuka honey Beekeeper bar, 95g, $11.50.