Chocolate is one of those omnipresent and adored culinary delights we’re very fortunate to enjoy as humans. It’s also increasingly subject to a lot of bad press surrounding how it’s grown, by who, and the treatment of the people that do. Kiwi company Wellington Chocolate Factory is doing its best to improve the world of chocolate and educate consumers at the same time.
French woman Anissa Talbi and her Kiwi husband Joe Dobson launched their boutique chocolatier business in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay in 2012. Talbi tells all about her path to becoming a chocolatier and the pros and cons of running an artisan food business.
Whittaker’s has done it again, releasing a new limited edition flavour-fusion with Tip Top’s Jelly Tip, but perhaps New Zealanders are feeling a bit exhausted of its attempts at innovation, as many have flocked to Twitter to suggest some of their own ideas for a new kind of chocolate. Somehow we don’t think Whittaker’s will be so keen.