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504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9-407 6800
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All reviews macadamia butter toffee chocolate factory next door chocolate lovers cakes free samples product range truffle great chocolate gelato great cafe taste buds a special trip chocolate products lovely staff well worth a visit new zealand
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Not sure that I have these reviews around the right way or not. One place is called Makana Boutique and the other is Makana Confections. Whichever is called what, they are right next door to each other. One sells the chicolates made on the premises...More

Thank Sue H
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Hello Sue and thank you for your positive review. The Cafe staff are really good and as you mentioned it shows when they enjoy what they are doing. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I visited Makana today with 2 of my children. They were making a delicious chocolate covered caramel toffee in front of us. The staff interacted beautifully with the kids and even snuck them bits of toffee. What a fabulous memorable experience. We love the toffee...More

Thank Wander821323
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Please come back anytime or visit us on-line.

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This place is great we watched them make the caramel macadamia popcorn today, it smelts so good. They also handed out free sample which were delicious. I am a member of the chocolate club and normally order online but since we were up here wanted...More

Thank chopprrrrreid
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review. I'm pleased you were able to come to the factory and see how we make our products. The Macadamia Caramel Corn is one of our fun products to make and usually we only produce that on days when...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I'm not a big chocolate fan but my fiance loves chocolate so we popped in as we passed through Kerikeri and wow!!! I think I am now a chocoholic! When you walk in the smell is divine, the chocolate is made on site with natural...More

Thank Keith H
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your excellent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Makana and hope that you have the time to savour some of the delights in the Chocolate Cafe the next time you visit Kerikeri.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The cafe attached to the chocolate factory and shop may look amazing but the coffee was terrible. We asked to get a scoop of ice cream split into two potties for the wee grandchildren and they said it was against their policy. So stupid as...More

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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you for feedback, which is always appreciated even if it is negative. We do have a policy of not breaking down our portion sizes, especially our smallest portions. However two spoons normally resolves that issue. I'm really surprised at the coffee appearing to be...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

You can watch chocolates being made and browse the small shop. The best part has to be the cafe. There is nothing better on a sunny winter day than to sit outside on the patio drinking a cup of hot chocolate and enjoying a lemon...More

Thank Robert D
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hello Robert and thank you for your excellent review. We hope to have many more sunny days and look forward to seeing you back again soon at Makana. Regards,

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This cafe is always comfortable, clean and has yummiest treats and hot chocolates as well as Gelato. Well worth a visit.

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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for your excellent review. We're looking forward to seeing you at Makana again.

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Interesting short stop combining purchase of a variety of tasty innovative chocolate products together with watching live preparation of some of the sale items. The staff appear to thoroughly understand their product niche and offer loyalty options including online. Professional operation worthy of support.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is a must, the whole experience is amazing, the staff are great, the products are top quality and I come away liking a different one better each time. The cafe is great as well, but it is about the chocolate for me. Highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Was lovely and friendly, so much better the he Blenheim factory, nearly didn’t come here after such a rude experience in Blenheim, however the staff member couldn’t have been nicer or more friendly. A bit on the pricey side but can’t fault quality.

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