Here is an opportunity for NZ chocolate lovers to win – by voting for their favourites in the inaugural NZ Chocolate Awards! Kiwi chocolate lovers are being asked to help the New Zealand Chocolate Awards uncover the café serving the country’s best hot chocolate and the country’s favourite chocolate maker.

A panel of food experts will judge entries in the New Zealand Chocolate Awards at the Fresh Factory in Auckland on Wednesday 6 September, with results announced on Monday 18 September. The Awards focus is on chocolate crafted in New Zealand.

In addition to categories assessed by the judging panel, New Zealand Chocolate Awards organisers are asking Kiwis to help them find the country’s finest.

Chocolate lovers are invited to vote for New Zealand’s Favourite Chocolate brand and the Café Serving New Zealand’s Favourite Hot Chocolate. Chocolate lovers vote online at the awards website Each vote goes into the draw to win a special New Zealand Chocolate Awards Gourmet Chocolate Hamper.

Voting closes 11.59pm on Sunday 17 September 2017. Winners will be announced on Monday 18 September 2017 along with the winners of the awards assessed by the judging panel.

Awards entry for chocolate makers is simple and is to be completed online at

Chocolate producers must have samples delivered in Auckland on Monday 4 or Tuesday 5 September 2017 for judging.

Many of the New Zealand Chocolate Awards winning chocolates will be available at the Chocolate and Coffee Show on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017 at The Cloud in Auckland.

For more information contact Kathie Bartley, Marvellous Marketing or 021 275 9908 OR Nicola McConnell, Marvellous Marketing 027 2188120.




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