A perfect marriage of New Zealand’s best milk and New Zealand’s best chocolate is about to hit local stores. Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk combines Lewis Road’s Premium Whole Milk with Whittaker’s 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate to deliver a delicious, velvety, chocolatey milk treat like no other.
The process from farm gate to bottle is a simple one. The chocolate is added to the milk, it is then warmed so the chocolate melts through it before being bottled.
Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk is the latest offering from the award-winning local dairy producer and the first in Lewis Road’s new range of premium flavoured milks, currently being developed in collaboration with other much loved Kiwi brands.
Lewis Road Creamery founder Peter Cullinane saw a need in the market for a premium flavoured milk. And just as he did with butter and with milk, set out to do something about it. “I love milk that tastes the way it used to – and should – taste, and I appreciate good quality chocolate, none more so than New Zealand’s very own Whittaker’s. So why not a chocolate milk we could all be proud of?
“My goal is to offer a more sophisticated, more delicious, more natural range of flavoured milks – beginning with chocolate – that taste like nothing else on the market. I am confident this drink will appeal to people who don’t currently consider themselves fans of flavoured milk.”
The launch of Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk follows the successful introduction of the brand’s award-winning premium butters in 2012 and its artisan butter and organic milks and creams in 2013.
“We are on a mission to shake up the dairy aisle and deliver top-quality dairy products that taste as good or better than anywhere else in the world,” says Peter.
“By working with a select group of clever local brands, like Whittaker’s, who share this vision, we believe we are continuing to deliver on this promise with our fresh chocolate milk.”
Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk comes in two recyclable bottle sizes (750ml, RRP $6.49 and 300ml RRP $3.69). It is available from 1 October at specialty food stores, leading supermarkets and select cafes throughout Auckland and the North Island, with wider distribution to follow in coming months. Other flavours are coming soon.
For a full list of stockists visit lewisroadcreamery.co.nz