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Where we get our inspiration

Published on April 28, 2016

Where we get our inspiration

We love New Zealand. After arriving here for the first time almost 10 years ago, we still believe it is the best country to live in. We fell in love with the ever changing and ever stunning landscapes and still pinch ourselves when we see the sky smattered with so many stars on a clear night or get a fleeting glimpse of a rainbow that stretches from one side of the sky to the other.

When we decided to start our business in this great land we wanted to find ways of making our product as Kiwi as a French man and an English girl could. We believe our Honest Chocolat represents the purity of the air and the water found here. And being foodies ourselves we know of many local growers and producers that we can work with to source good quality ingredients.

But we also wanted to come up with something that is even more Kiwi than that. Where better to find it than on our doorstep in the bush clad hills of Mahurangi. Drum roll please… kawakawa. We wanted to make a chocolate ganache using the medicinal native herb that would give a distinctly New Zealand flavour. The peppery and citrus notes are perfect at complimenting our chocolate.

Watch this space, as we develop our other New Zealand inspired pairings.