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“Handmade and proud of it”

Makana Chocolate Boutique
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Ranked #2 of 15 Shopping in Kerikeri
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

There is no rushing to meet production schedules here, walking through the front door at Makana Chocolate factory in Kerikeri NZ, you immediately see the hands on skills of the staff making sweet perfection.
Shortbreads coated in chocolate, macadamia's , chocolate nut brittle and lots more on offer.
Yum yum yum

Date of experience: November 2017
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"gelato"
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"hand made"
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"next door"
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"macadamia butter toffee"
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"cakes"
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"quality chocolate"
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"delicious coffee"
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"sorbet"
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"dark hot chocolate"
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"mouth watering"
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"free samples"
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"viewing window"
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"staff making"
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"highly recommend this cafe"
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"red wine"
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is a small factory where chocolates and other confections are made by hand. As you enter, there's a view of the assembly and part of the kitchen. Staff walks around with samples for you to try. Obviously, the prices are a little on the high side because it's a quality product made with love and care. Next door to the kitchen is a snack area, but most of us just opted to shop for chocolate gifts to take back home.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Thank u so much team makana!!! I have finally found someone who makes a better carrot cake than me! Absolute heaven!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The desserts are delectable.such a visual feast. Didn't try the chocolates, but I imagine they would be superb. The gelato and sorbet are smooth, creamy and taste divine. I especially drooled over the cherry sorbet. Taste like they are meant to taste not like the artificial taste you mostly get now days. Premises are very clean and the outside area was lovely to sit in on sunny day. Staff are lovely and helpful esp as lots people try samples and can't make up their minds. So many to choose.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Very clean professional place. If you arrive at the wine district too early give this place a try as it opens before the wineries.

Delicious samples to taste and you can observe the making.

A bit on the expensive side BUT delicious - chocolate AND toffees (e.g. macadamia butter toffee crunch YUMM!) 250g box was NZ$25

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sonjabs
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