Honest Chocolat was born at the beginning of 2016 in a converted garage in Snells Beach, through the collaboration of husband and wife team Nico and Emily Bonnaud. Not being those to take the easy route, the business began as a side project to full time occupations as Pastry Chef and Interior Designer with weekend markets and online sales, and a commitment to using unique and high quality single origin chocolate.
With a growing number of wholesale stockists and a following of serious chocoholics, Honest Chocolat was awarded Best Chocolate Bar at the NZ Chocolate Awards 2017, for the much loved Salted Caramel and Buckwheat Milk Chocolate Tablet. Things were getting too big for the garage, so the Honest Chocolat store opened in the heart of Matakana Village in October 2017, with all production being made on site. The range of products has continued to grow, while maintaining a passion for the art of making chocolate and a love of the highest quality and great tasting chocolate.
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