Hot chocolate, hot date

Hot chocolate, hot date


Don’t bring chocolates for a first date, bring the factory.

If you are a Wellingtonian, you’ve undoubtably heard of – or even sampled- delicious fair trade chocolate from the Wellington Chocolate Factory.

‘Producing tasty blocks of single origin chocolate in New Zealand’s first bean-to-bar chocolate factory, Rochelle Harrison and Gabriel Davidson have created a full cocoa experience. The cocoa beans are sourced from Peru, Dominican Republic, Trinadad Tabago and Madagascar. Rochelle and Gabriel have been exploring options in Papua New Guinea which is allowing them to build more direct relationships with their growers. The freshly roasted stone ground beans and organic cane sugar produces different distinct flavours. This natural process allows the taster to experience the distinct flavour characteristics that come with each independent region.’ NP

What you may not know, is that the factory itself is open to visitors 6 days a week. You’ll find it hidden down an alleyway on Eva street and we reckon it’s the perfect spot for a casual date. Have a glimpse at the production line, sample a range of flavours and best of all – sit down and enjoy the greatest Hot Chocolate that the capital has to offer. If you find yourself in the company of a chocolate hater (is there such a thing?) never fear – you can always skip across the alley to Goldings Bar or down to Six Barrel soda.

Open Mon – Sat 10.00am – 6.00pm

5 Eva Street, Wellington