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Makana Chocolate Boutique

Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9 407-6800
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Ranked #2 of 5 Shopping in Kerikeri
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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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!
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Pukekohe, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great place and most devine chocolate, can even watch it been made. Staff friendly and even offer samples, which you end up buying because the flavours are amazing. Cannot go to Kerikeri now without stopping for Choco's .

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Dropped by here in search of some post-lunch sweets and ended up walking away with the perfect chocolate pairing to our red wine. It's pretty interesting watching the process of making chocolate go on beyond the glass window, and the staff were quite friendly. We asked really nicely and she stepped into the kitchen to get us samples that weren't... More

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Darwin, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Didn't realise that making chocolates was such a task, the chocolates are all handmade, look and taste brilliant. Chocolate is not cheap but given that they are hand made, it's well worth it. Give yourself a treat and visit.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stopped in on the way back to our accommodation to watch the chocolate being made. We were offered lots of delicious samples (apricot chocolate, macadamia butter toffee crunch and macadamia brittle). So good and such friendly service! We couldn't resist buying some.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A quaint little shop with a viewing window where you literally watch the chocolates being hand-made in front of your eyes. The staff are lovely and offer you the daily taste tester as you walk in the door. This is the peak of chocolate perfection, melt in your mouth bliss. It's not too sweet or sickly, and the textures are... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Most amazing chocolate ever! Definitely try the Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch! Will be stopping here again for sure!

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Auckland, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Greeted with samples and a cheery hello! Great to watch the product being made and was able to try other products beyond the samples offered

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Chico, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

It was our first visit to Kerikeri and other than visiting the supermarket and the wood-carving store next to this place, we spent most of our time tasting samples & trying to decide which ones we wanted to buy. For the upcoming St.Patricks Day, there was a toffee brittle made with Guiness Stout & it was too good to pass... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Worth a visit just to see how nicely laid out the store is and to watch them make the chocolates. But it is way too pricey to buy much from, with 6 chocolates costing $14 or more (maybe it was so high because it was right before Valentine's Day)

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I was there a couple of years ago with my family and we had a great experience! Some people are complaining about the price but you have to pay for quality whatever you do and this factory definitely produces quality chocolate! My favourite is the Macadamia butter toffee crunch, I also let my family taste this and they loved it!... More

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