Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience


Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience


Happiness is chocolate! Life is like chocolate, you should enjoy it piece for piece and let it slowly melt on your tongue. So do we have chocolate lovers here? Recently we were privilege to attend Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience. Whittaker’s world-class quality chocolate that has been voted as New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in the Reader’s Digest annual awards for six years in a row.

Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience
Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience


Now Whittaker’s has expanded into the Asian market, with its chocolate now widely available in China, North Asia, and South-East Asia. Whittaker’s is widely distributed in West Malaysia in both domestic and duty free channels.

Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience
Matt Whittaker, Head of International Markets for Whittaker's Chocolate gave the brief introduction
about the company history and also products

Whittaker’s was established over 120 years ago by J.H. Whittaker, and is now directed by third-generation Whittakers, brothers Andrew and Brian. The next generation of Whittakers, brother and sister Matt and Holly, work in the business as Head of International Markets and Marketing Manager respectively.

Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience
Cooking demo by Chef Faizah

Whittaker’s chocolate is all made at its one factory in Porirua, New Zealand, and it’s the only major chocolate manufacturer in New Zealand that ensures quality by controlling the whole manufacturing process – from beans to bar. Each step in the chocolate-making process, from receiving the cocoa bean in its raw form to the final wrapped product, is done at the Whittaker’s factory.

Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience
My chocolaty breakfast

It was a casual and fun morning event, we kicked start the morning with a light chocolaty breakfast and then adjourned to some mini games such as Whittaker's that requires us to familiarize with Whittaker’s Chocolate products and also taste.

Whittaker’s core range is Halal Certified and features a variety of flavours available in 200g Blocks, 50g Slabs, 50g Chunks and Mini Slabs. Their top-selling product is the Almond Gold, but other favourites include 5-Roll Refined Creamy Milk Block, 72% Cocoa Dark Ghana, Dark Almond and Dark Peppermint.

Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience
Blind test and guess the product name

During the indulgence experience I tried quite a fair bit of Whittaker’s range, I personally like the Dark Peppermint and also Coconut which is one of their best seller as well. Beside this, Whittaker’s has premium chocolate range, the Artisan Collection. This range is in 100g sizes and feature unique flavour combinations which have been created using the finest ingredients from New Zealand.

Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience
Assorted Whittaker’s Chocolates

5 Whittaker’s new product updates in Malaysia:

1. Limited Edition L&P Sharebag 180g (Oct 2017)
2. Limited Edition Dark Orange Sharebag 180g (Oct 2017)
3. Coconut - Block 200g and Sharebag 180g (Nov 2017)
4. Limited Edition Artisan Hawke’s Bay Black Doris Plum and Roasted Almonds 100g (Dec 2017)
5. Limited Edition Artisan Single Origin Samoan Cacao 100g (Dec 2017)

Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience
Assorted Whittaker’s Chocolates

L&P (Lemon & Paeroa)
Its white chocolate 28% cocoa and L&P is the iconic national beverage since 1904. A fizzy drink that combines carbonated mineral water from the town of Paeroa with lemon juice. There are popping candy in it.

Dark Orange 50% cocoa is infused with a high quality Brazilian orange oil

Coconut Block & Coconut Sharebag 33% cocoa comes with delicious, toasted coconut flakes (18%) combined with creamy milk chocolate. It’s one of my favourite and one of the successful limited edition in 2016, now became a regular SKU.

Hawke’s Bay Black Doris Plum and Almond Slices 50% cocoa comes with freeze Dried Plum, fruit is of medium size, with purple black skin and dark red sweet, juicy flesh.  Black Doris is known for its unique texture and colour and depth of flavour, sourced from two local growers. Hawke’s Bay is on the first coast to see the sun every morning.

Single Origin Samoan Cocoa 64% cocoa is a robust, full-flavour, earthy and rich sweet chocolate. Its created using only Trinitario Cocoa beans from the perfect growing climate of Northwestern Savaii in Samoa.

Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience
Whittaker’s Chocolate Cupcake

Overall it was a fun and engaging Whittaker’s Chocolate Indulgence Tour and Experience. And I now I can proudly say that I have tried like 50% of Whittaker’s Chocolate that are available in Malaysia. There are still a lot more Whittaker’s SKUs that I have not try yet and hope that there will be more session like this.

Whittaker’s Chocolate from New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience
I create my Whittaker’s Chocolate Cupcake


Good News! Whittaker’s will be partnering with Ben’s Independent Grocer located at Ikano Power Centre to give away complimentary mini Whittaker’s chocolate slab with every coffee purchased. Promotion runs from 12th – 15th October, and is on a first come first serve basis.

For more information about Whittaker’s Chocolate From New Zealand Indulgence Tour & Experience, please visit Whittaker’s Facebook and Website

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