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This is a chocolate boutique where they make speciality chocolates before your eyes (and you can have a go too!) and the products are the best chocolates, without fear of contradiction, you'll find anywhere!
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Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
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+64 9-407 6800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marana Chocolate Factory has always been our first stop when in Kerikeri We absolutely love the delicious decadent sweet treats that are handmade and sold in the bouquet The added benefit now is the fantastic Makana Chocolate Cafè situated right beside the Bouquet shop Serving...More

Thank SoniaF2994
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us an exceptional review. It is a big team effort and I will pass on your generous comments to all our staff. Thank you again and we hope Makana will continue to be one of your favourite places.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to watch them make the chocolate. Huge range of chocolate treats available. Very nice chocolate

Thank kimberleyopinion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my stop at the chocolate factory. The tasters were generous and delicious and I spent a fortune. Lol my grandkids enjoyed viewing the chocolate making through the window.

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Didn’t sit well with me - watching people work for (I am sure) very little in an excruciatingly boring job and the astronomical amount being charged for the chocolates. I wouldn’t recommend.More

Thank Justine D
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to our Boutique Chocolate Factory or enjoy watching our team making hand-made confections, unlike most of our visitors (see other comments). I am very disappointed by your comments regarding the level of remuneration that our staff receive,...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Went as part of a wine tour to finish off the day with something sweet. Loved the samples, and watching them making the chocolate was cool. Service was great

Thank TASHAmc
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Good attraction to watch staff making chica. Viewing window. Quality chocolates at high end prices. Nice for a gift. Has a cafe with coffee and sweet treats. Nice

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot to pop in and have a look as you arrive in Kerikeri. Had the two kids in tow and we were given some samples on arrival. Be warned. This is top notch quality chocolate and is priced accordingly.

Thank DaveDogNZ
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Lovely staff, veryfriendly & more than happy to allow you to taste test anything you like. Clean & hygenic premises. You can watch (behind glass) staff preparing and packaging chocolates.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The customer service was great, they were more than happy to cater for our needs. The samples were generous and very tasty. This is no doubt the best chocolate I've had in a while.

Thank juthika5066
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Great stop for (mostly chocolate) gifts to take home and a nice cafe next door with plenty of sweet and savoury options - and great gelato. Friendly staff who greet you with a couple of samples and are happy to provide more if you're interested...More

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