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Makana Confections

504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9-407 6800
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504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
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+64 9-407 6800
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"macadamia butter toffee"
in 18 reviews
"chocolate factory"
in 22 reviews
"next door"
in 11 reviews
"chocolate lovers"
in 6 reviews
"cakes"
in 8 reviews
"free samples"
in 6 reviews
"truffle"
in 8 reviews
"cafe opened"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful chocolate"
in 3 reviews
"sweet treats"
in 3 reviews
"taste buds"
in 2 reviews
"gelato"
in 5 reviews
"unique experience"
in 2 reviews
"lovely staff"
in 2 reviews
"an ice cream"
in 2 reviews
"great cafe"
in 2 reviews
"keri keri"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was lovely and friendly, so much better the he Blenheim factory, nearly didn’t come here after such a rude experience in Blenheim, however the staff member couldn’t have been nicer or more friendly. A bit on the pricey side but can’t fault quality.

1  Thank kyladave
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I went shopping for chocolate gifts and we were delighted at the range and quality. We then went to the cafe for an early lunch: wow! I had the lamb kidneys with a cream and mustard sauce, served with lashings of bacon,...More

Thank londonbedu
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you enormously for your compliments. I will pass this on to our team in the Chocolate Factory and the Cafe. They collectively work pretty hard to make our customer experience exceptional. I'm delighted you enjoyed it all. On a slightly different note - I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Cafe. We stopped off for lunch here and ended up also going next door afterwards to the Makana Chocolate Factory to purchase some chocolate from the factory shop. Staff in the cafe were very friendly. You can eat inside or it's lovely outside under...More

Thank Sue H
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sue, we really appreciate your very kind comments and will pass them on to our great team. Hoping to see you again soon. Brian

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off for a coffee. The coffee at the cafe was to die for... then went into the confectionary area and bought some chocolate... the chocolate did make it home but wow we could not believe how delicious the chocolate was.. we got some truffles...More

Thank narissa2014
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Narissa, We really appreciate your kind comments and will pass them on to our great team. Everyone at Makana is very proud of our products and customer service and delighted that it is appreciated. Hoping to see you again soon. Brian

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Chocolate factories are always worth stopping for and Makana is no exception! Friendly staff, would have loved to stay and watching more making.

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

We enjoyed this stop and purchased some wonderful chocolates to take home as gifts. The sea salt variety didn't make it home as we couldn't resist it. This is a pleasant side trip,More

Thank Marlene T
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you very much for visiting Makana and for your very positive comments. The Marlborough Sea Salt Caramels are certainly very tempting so it's not surprising that they didn't make it home. That happens quite often and we have the same customers coming back the...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

If you are a chocolate lover and love everything chocolate then you need to stop off and sample and buy their yummy chocolates. As we arrived they gave us a sample to try as you come in and more than happy to let you try...More

Thank cgkjourneys
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you for visiting Makana and for your very positive comments. We hope to see you back again sometime, either in Kerikeri, at our other boutique chocolate factory in Blenheim or our new retail store in Newmarket, Auckland.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Makana has been our must-have for every birthday and anniversary ever since our first visit over 10 years ago. We've tried a lot of their different treats and have loved them all (still a lot more to go!), but our absolute favourites are the macadamia...More

Thank Peter L
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Hello Peter, Thank you for your very generous comments and for your custom over the past 10 years. The macadamia caramel corn has always been one of my favourites too - I cannot watch a movie without it. I hope we can all enjoy it...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

We called in at Makana Confections and were amazed to see them actually making the chocolates. The selection was amazing. So very well presented. And delicious. A free sample and we ended up buying some. For two people who never buy chocolates that was quite...More

Thank Zan N
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

A must to go and have coffee, ice-cream and chocolates! One of the best gift shops ever where you can see the chocolates been made! Great service and friendly, helpful staff. Ladies toilets a sight to be seen with the flowers! Spotless.

1  Thank dcrawford10001
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. You've highlighted what we call the Holy Trinity of quality in retail and hospitality, product, service and facilities. We hope to see you again sometime. Regards,

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