Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Feel like something that melts in your mouth and is irresistible? Want to indulge in some delicious chocolate? Whittaker’s is the perfect solution for all you chocoholics. With products ranging from peanut slabs to toffee milks there is something to suit young and old. Chocolate is one of life’s pleasures and Whittaker’s is certainly one of the best.
In 1890, James Henry Whittaker came to NZ and brought his chocolate knowledge from working for a confectioner in England at 14. Since 1896 he has been making Australasia’s premium chocolate. Today it is still owned and run by the Whittaker family. All the products are made in the factory in Porirua, Wellington and they source the best ingredients from all around the world.
The Whittaker’s range now includes 65 delicious different treats. It is exported to countries such as Singapore, Australia, Vietnam and India. The milk chocolate contains 33% cocoa, compared to their competitor, Cadbury, whose milk chocolate only contains 21% cocoa. The dark chocolate contains 50% to 72% cocoa. The cocoa comes from Ghana and Madagscar so it is some of the best quality chocolate in the world. It is all Halah accredited by FIANZ (excluding Rum and Raisin) and all gluten free (except Kiwifruit Block and Toffee Milks). Milk also isn’t an ingredient in the dark chocolate which is great for the lactose intolerant and for vegans.
For all of those chocoholics out there, head to your nearest convenience store and devour some delicious Whittaker’s chocolate today.