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Makana Confections

504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9-407 6800
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504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
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+64 9-407 6800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival you are met by helpful staff who offer samples of the different delicacies. All of them are delicious and it is so very hard to try and choose unless you take it all - as a chocolate and nut lover!

Thank KerryHannam
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Makana is a must visit for all tourists to Kerikeri. As a local, it is my go to for birthday treats. I especially like to buy their macadamia butter toffee nut crunch. I am actually allergic to chocolate, so I have to take everyone else's...More

Thank Lynne A
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you enormously for your review. This means a lot to us, particularly coming form locals who will have watched our efforts over the past years to improve and expand the property and increase the visitor experience. More improvements are planned over the next few...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Beautifully set up. Enjoyed watching the chocolate being made. Extensive selection of products for sale. Can sample set chocolates. Very expensive prices.More

Thank getdihere
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for visiting Makana and we appreciate your very positive review. The team at Makana work extremely hard to produce amazing confections and provide a first class customer experience. Our confections are not cheap, quality never is, especially when it is genuinely hand-made. We...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

A delicious addition to the original Makana chocolate factory. We lingered over coffee, teas, ice creams and assorted treats, macaroons, citrus chocolate desserts, delectable little cakes. Very crisp bright cafe and ultra clean toilets. This is an expensive stop for a family but a chocolate...More

Thank kitten16
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much for the very positive review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2017

It's no Paris Patisserie for obvious reasons, but it is still a lovely place, the quality, service, coffee and treats yummy.

Thank gailbj
Reviewed 24 May 2017

On the way out of town I couldn't resist stopping and introducing the group to the best chocolate in New Zealand. I have photos of them with looks on their faces like cats that have got the cream. Coffee and hot chocolates with goodies from...More

Thank AnneDickson
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind compliments. Everyone at Makana appreciates your remarks. The entire team has worked very hard to make it the best and your positive feedback is very welcome.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The chocolates, desserts and pastries are delightful and it is unique experience when you can see them being made right in front of you but I have to agree with some of the comments regarding the staff. We were bombarded with tasting trays upon stepping...More

Thank McFly91
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

I am truly sorry that our retail staff were over attentive. It just goes to show that you can't please everyone. Some customers say that we take too long to offer samples etc. You are absolutely correct about trying to read the customer and we...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Loved the samples and being able to see chocolate being made! We visited on a Sunday and it was very quiet.More

Thank Ellie S
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for visiting Makana and your kind compliment. Sundays can be a bit quiet, more relaxed if you want to spend time browsing. They are usually completely different from Saturdays which are now manic since the Packhouse Market started two years ago and our...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We visited on Sunday morning before we were to go back home. The chocolates here are delicious. We bought the Macadamia butter toffee crunch. My toddler cant stop eating them. Also stoked to see they sell online so we can get some more when we...More

Thank jimi_elliott
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

"Yummy yummy yummy!!!" Thank you for your great and much appreciated comments. We totally agree. Also, "Breaking News", Makana will open a shop in Newmarket in July this year so Aucklanders will not have to wait until they come up north anymore.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great selection of chocolate, but no so much you can't decide. Make sure you take the sample of the day.

Thank Samantha P
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you very much for your great comments. We are very proud of our confections and of how we make them. It makes it all worthwhile when we get positive feedback. Many thanks again.

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