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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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"macadamia butter toffee"
in 18 reviews
"chocolate factory"
in 21 reviews
"next door"
in 10 reviews
"chocolate lovers"
in 6 reviews
"cakes"
in 8 reviews
"free samples"
in 6 reviews
"chocolate treats"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful chocolate"
in 3 reviews
"cafe opened"
in 2 reviews
"truffle"
in 7 reviews
"love chocolate"
in 3 reviews
"taste buds"
in 2 reviews
"glass windows"
in 2 reviews
"gelato"
in 5 reviews
"unique experience"
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"an ice cream"
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"buying something"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Chocolate factories are always worth stopping for and Makana is no exception! Friendly staff, would have loved to stay and watching more making.

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed this stop and purchased some wonderful chocolates to take home as gifts. The sea salt variety didn't make it home as we couldn't resist it. This is a pleasant side trip,More

Thank lilymarlene808
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for visiting Makana and for your very positive comments. The Marlborough Sea Salt Caramels are certainly very tempting so it's not surprising that they didn't make it home. That happens quite often and we have the same customers coming back the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a chocolate lover and love everything chocolate then you need to stop off and sample and buy their yummy chocolates. As we arrived they gave us a sample to try as you come in and more than happy to let you try...More

Thank cgkjourneys
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Makana and for your very positive comments. We hope to see you back again sometime, either in Kerikeri, at our other boutique chocolate factory in Blenheim or our new retail store in Newmarket, Auckland.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Makana has been our must-have for every birthday and anniversary ever since our first visit over 10 years ago. We've tried a lot of their different treats and have loved them all (still a lot more to go!), but our absolute favourites are the macadamia...More

Thank Peter L
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Peter, Thank you for your very generous comments and for your custom over the past 10 years. The macadamia caramel corn has always been one of my favourites too - I cannot watch a movie without it. I hope we can all enjoy it...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We called in at Makana Confections and were amazed to see them actually making the chocolates. The selection was amazing. So very well presented. And delicious. A free sample and we ended up buying some. For two people who never buy chocolates that was quite...More

Thank Zan N
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

A must to go and have coffee, ice-cream and chocolates! One of the best gift shops ever where you can see the chocolates been made! Great service and friendly, helpful staff. Ladies toilets a sight to be seen with the flowers! Spotless.

1  Thank dcrawford10001
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. You've highlighted what we call the Holy Trinity of quality in retail and hospitality, product, service and facilities. We hope to see you again sometime. Regards,

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This place is ok if you like chocolate. Very commercial, staff lovely but all this place is about is selling expensive chocolate. Which isn't New Zealand made. Only the end products are. Five minutes is enough.More

Thank getdihere
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your comments. Yes this is the place to be if you like chocolates (Boutique Chocolate Factory), we make lots of it. Yes our staff are lovely. They are also very hard working and get paid well so yes again we have to...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Chocolate, Chocolate and more chocolate. Absolutely divine but very expensive, worth a visit every so often just to test the taste buds!More

1  Thank AlParr
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you very much for your great comments. Admittedly we are not cheap and if we were then we would no longer be “Absolutely Divine”. Incidentally many of our products have remained at the same price for the past seven years even though practically all...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

One of New Zealand's best. Friendly service and the attached cafe is well worth a stop. We got the Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch and it's to die for.

1  Thank MamooseNz
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your very kind comments. Yum is definitely one of the words we love to hear. I will pass your comments on to our friendly.staff.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We got the impression from their advertising that we could see the workings of a chocolate factory, but there are just two windows looking into the kitchens where final touches are added. The slices, chocolates and ice-creams are really good, but unless you are passing,...More

Thank Andrew P
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Hello Andrew and thank you for your kind comments and of course for your purchases. We do try to manage our visitors expectations and have some short videos on the website that can help with that. Obviously with over 50 products we will not be...More

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