It’s a tough job – but we’re happy to take it on…we’re searching for New Zealand’s finest chocolate.

On Saturday 7 March 2020 an esteemed panel of food professionals lead by international chocolate judge Elle Coco will smell, taste and assess a selection of New Zealand chocolate to find and name the country’s finest.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be named on Tuesday 31 March and the NZ Chocolate Awards Supreme Winner will be announced on Tuesday 21 April.


Saturday 1 February 2020
Entries open

Friday 28 February 2020
Entries close
Entry acknowledgment and label template for delivery supplied to entrants

Monday 2 – Wednesday 4 March 2020
Judging samples to arrive in Auckland

Saturday 7 March 2020
Judging at AUT, Auckland

Tuesday 21 March 2020
Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners announced

Tuesday 21 April 2020
Supreme Winner announced at Champions Party in Auckland