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Honest Chocolat

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All our chocolates are made in small batches by our chocolatier Nico Bonnaud and the team in Matakana Village. You can view our chocolate kitchen through the window when you visit. We focus on honest flavours and honest ingredients to make some of...more
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2 Matakana Valley Road | Matakana Village, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
+64 9-600 2442
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

Best milk chocolate - I don't normally eat milk chocolate preferring dark but this 42% cacao is worth a trip for!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PetulaJefferies
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Very outstanding customer service today 30/9/18. Lovely lady offered us to try the chocolate and explained about the amount of cocoa in the particular chocolate. She then explained about the various handcrafted chocolates in the cabinet. Explained about one particular chocolate which has been made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank genspies2016
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Tiny shop selling delicious gourmet chocolates and chocolate bars - salted caramel and buckwheat, fig and almond, pistachio and lemon, orange and sesame, blueberry and raspberry. Friendly staff offer tiny samples of milk or dark chocolate and you can also buy hot chocolate to drink....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alison d
Reviewed July 22, 2018

nice wee shop with a tasting place and lots of variety from slabs bars and gourmet chocolates to take home

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Molzmum
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy every visit to Honest Chocolat. Lovely chocolate tasting & Yummy hot chocolate! We watched the chocolatier hand decorate bonbons.. a very special experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mai_201988
Reviewed May 27, 2018

My husband and I love this shop, we live locally and love popping into Matakana to stock up the pantry on delicious treats. We both have different palettes and this is where Honest Chocolat comes into its own, so many different flavours and treats to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Emily B
Emily B, Owner at Honest Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Hi Emily! Thanks for such a great review of our shop! Your product knowledge makes me think we need to offer you a job :) We're so pleased to have such supportive locals!! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were travelling around NZ, and wanted to visit Honest Chocolat on our travels. We have followed them on social media and checked them out online, and was looking forward to seeing the real shop. The owners are a young couple, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Emily B, Owner at Honest Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Hey thanks for the great review!! So pleased you enjoyed our shop :) The majority of our products are vegan, with the exception of our milk chocolate tablets which do contain dairy, our marshmallows are made with gelatin, and one of our bonbons contains honey....More

Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have followed Honest Chocolat online and instagram for a long time, so when we came to NZ we made a special trip to visit the chocolate shop. We met the owners at the store which was nice and personal. Honestly it’s...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Emily B, Owner at Honest Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Thanks for your review Mary-Jane! So pleased to hear you're a fan :) Look forward to seeing you back at the shop on your next visit to NZ!

Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We came across this shop by accident and so glad we did! The lady was very friendly and knowledgeable - great hospitality. We bought two bars of the award winning chocolate and bought a hot chocolate. You will not be disappointed! Best hot chocolate I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank V405IXemmad
Emily B, Owner at Honest Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Hi Emma. Thanks for your review! So pleased you enjoyed your chocolate experience at Honest Chocolat! How good are those marshmallows?!?! See you again soon :)

Reviewed April 26, 2018

Quite a small shop but some lovely handmade chocolates. Range of flavours and and serving sizes on offer. Nicely packaged too. Nice gifts or treats. At $13 for a big bar, it was a bit price prohibitive but we treated ourselves to the fig and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Emily B, Owner at Honest Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Hey thanks for your review! Very happy to hear you enjoyed our chocolates and fruit jellies. We try and cater for a range of different price brackets so we have something for everyone. Our chocolate is organic and ethically sourced which explains the price, but...More

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