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Makana Confections

504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9 407-6800
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Ranked #1 of 5 Shopping in Kerikeri
Type: Specialty Shops
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Even though we live in Kerikeri, we ALWAYS enjoy a visit to Makana Chocolate factory. If you visit the Bay of Islands, you really should pay this place a visit. As you walk inside you are greeted with the lovely smell of chocolate. You can watch all the chocolates being made - behind glass - and there is always a... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is the factory where they making hand packed chocolate. Different kinds of chocolate that you can taste before you´ll buy them. They aren´t the cheapest, but definately worthy to buy even for you or your friends. It´s pefect gift and they offer the service of delivery anywhere to anyone.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Sampled the macadamia butter toffee crunch. And had to buy some. The other tasters were just as delicious. Although the prices seem high. The confectionery is absolutely worth it. I purchased some for my partners birthday she loved it also

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Two years ago, I was driving along Kerikeri road when I went pass the Makana Confections building that caught my eye. I doubled back and boy was I glad I did so! The Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch left such a lasting impression that I am going to get more of them when I head down to New Zealand this October.... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Purchased their Macadamia Chocolate Crunch - haven't been the same since. Already tried their truffles once before and had to go back and try something new. Was not disappointed. Got an extra box as a gift and the receiver's eyes rolled back when they tried it. Great sign.

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New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Matakana produces a range of delicious chocolates. It is interesting to see them being put together in a spotless kitchen. Every visitor gets a free sample worth calling in for! The packages are not cheap but very high quality.

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Kerikeri, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Don't miss this experience.. Great for yourself, great for presents. As I'm fortunate in living nearby I have been here often and am never disappointed in my choices. Simply yummy!

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Be prepared for an assault on the senses when you visit Makana Confections... the small of chocolate tempts the tastebuds, the beautiful displays and tasty packaging tempts the eye, the sound of the voice of the staff offering free samples... yes free samples, tantalises the ear, you will be hard pressed to keep your hands off the products and out... More

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not really a tourist attraction as such, just a glass wall through which viewers can see the manufacturing being done. But well worth a visit if you're partial to chocolates and want to buy some. Quality is high but the chocolates, apart from the popular Macadamia Crunch, are small and very expensive.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As soon as you walk in the door you are welcomed with a free sample, we were offered a piece of Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch. The chances of me walking out of there without buying it were second to none. Be warned the shop contains some seriously delicious items so unless you have a dollar or two on you, don't... More

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