WHITTAKER’S HAS BEEN KEEPING CHOCOLATE lovers at the heart of everything they do since 1896. J.H. Whittaker, founder of the family-owned business, knew from the beginning that you can only make the finest chocolate if everything is made from scratch. This still holds true today, with Whittaker’s never compromising on quality and ensuring everything it does is world class.

Starting with the very best ingredients at its factory in Porirua, Whittaker’s firmly controls the quality of its products at every step of the chocolate-making process – from beans to bar. It is New Zealand’s only major chocolate manufacturer to do so.

A long-standing commitment by Whittaker’s is its mission to help save the native kiwi, raising more than $240,000 so far for ‘Kiwis for kiwi’ – a conservation project aimed at protecting the iconic national bird. In addition, with every purchase of its newly launched chocolate bar, Coconut Ice Surprise, the company gives a donation to Plunket’s ‘1000 days to Raise a Bundle’, an initiative that helps young Kiwi children in the first 1000 days of their lives.

Brothers Andrew and Brian, the third generation of the Whittakers family to run the company, still live by J.H. Whittaker’s belief: best is always better. And following in the family business of crafting delicious chocolate are Andrew’s children Matt and Holly.

For more information, visit www.whittakers.co.nz.

St John

"It is the only chocolate we eat. Nothing can compare to the quality."


"NZ-based and very transparent with products. Very delicious, too."


"They have lots of dark chocolate flavours that are all yummy!"