The chocolate is made in maker’s own factory using a process which starts from whole cocoa beans. Definition of Bar: moulded tablet.
Dark Chocolate Bar – all dark bars
Milk Chocolate Bar – this includes Dark Milk
White Chocolate Bar
Bean to Bar Flavoured
Flavoured Chocolate Bar (with flavours/inclusions/spice)
Flavoured Dark Chocolate (Dark – minimum 55% cocoa solids)
Flavoured Milk Chocolate (Milk – minimum of 30% cocoa solids)
Flavoured White chocolate bar plain (White – minimum 25% cocoa solids)
Fruit, Floral, Spice, Infusion Ganache
Nut Based Chocolates
Chocolate Products including Bark or Brittle
Dipped Fruit and/or Nuts
Plain and flavoured chocolate drinks made in New Zealand from New Zealand or imported ingredients.
Water based Drinking Chocolate (Cacao shell, husk tea)
Milk-based Drinking Chocolate
Best NZ-Made Product Using Chocolate
For innovative products made using chocolate. Includes products where good quality chocolate is a key ingredient, may use locally made or imported chocolate. Examples include; spreads, sauces, ice cream and bakery items.
Awards made by the judging panel recognising excellence.
Best Bar Wrappers
Best Boxed Chocolate (single line entries only considered)
Best Other Packaging (may include products for Christmas 2018 or other innovative presentation)