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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
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... more » 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! « less
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Darwin, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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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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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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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
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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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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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Vancouver
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31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

An interesting experience to see how hand made chocolates are created - there really is quite a bit of hand work involved (see photos), so the end product is fairly expensive. We tried the sample (yummy) and went with some chocolate straws which we slowly enjoyed over the rest of our trip.

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Ho chi minh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

We got some delicious free samples as we went in the door. The staff were friendly and you can see the workers making the chocolates through the glass which is cool. The chocolate is a bit expensive, but it seems a high quality and neatly packaged.

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