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What others have said about Makana®:

Here's a sampling of what other people have said about our company and our products:


We came through your Kerikeri store during our recent trip to the Bay of Islands and I just wanted to take the time to say that the Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch we took home was honestly one of the biggest highlights of our trip. We came in, were greeted by a very friendly staff member who offered us a sample, and while we didn't have much money left at the end of our trip, we simply could not resist buying ourselves a box to take home. I only wish we could have afforded to buy some of the other treats that I have no doubt are delicious also. Great job Makana, incredibly delicious, very friendly staff (we spoke with a couple of different people during our visit), I'll be raving about Makana and ensure anyone I know who takes a trip up your way makes a point to stop in and share in the goodies as well.- James, 14-Oct-14


I am impressed with your level of service. It matches your delicious products. Thank you.- Bev (mail order customer), 14-Apr-14

I would just like to say how impressed I was with the speedy delivery of the chocolates I only ordered yesterday. They arrived last night, much to my surprise, I knew I was pushing my luck expecting them for valentines, but you got them to me asap and I can't express my gratitude for that. So thank you making my valentines a special one.- Linda (mail order customer), 14-Feb-14


Hi, Yet again, your service has been impeccable- many thanks!- Kathryn (mail order customer), 04-Feb-14

I'd just like to say that this candy is the best candy I have ever tried!!! Thank you so much! I will definitely be purchasing more from you guys!
Are there any deals on this candy ever?
We replied with the monthly Makana Chocolate Club offers.- Shaolin, 07-Jan-14


Happy New Year. My sister (who lives in Keri) sent me a box of your dark chocolate mince pie chocs - they were DELISH ! So just to say thank you really. ... and I love your Macadamia Butter Toffee crunch.- Cherry, 04-Jan-14


Thanks so much for the delivery of my Yummy Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch. It all arrived safely, now I just have to contain myself and savour each delighful mouthful! Shall I share it with my husband..... Oh dear ??? I guess I will have to, since he paid for our wonderful NZ holiday!
So thank you once again, & we certainly hope to return one day.- Fran, 27-May-10


Just wanted to let you know that the package you sent has arrived here in Dawesville, WA. I wanted to thank you for both orders here and in Whangarei and for your wonderful service. I'm a very happy customer and look forward to further orders in the future.- Megan (mail order customer in Western Australia), 21-Mar-14


Thank you so much order arrived today and it is my pleasure to say that the chocolate covered caramels are the very best I have ever had ...divine is the best way to describe them ....Again thank you for the prompt delivery and such wonderful goodies that you make.- Heather (mail order customer), 4-Jul-14


Thank you. Order arrived with mailman this morning at 7.45am. Perfect packing and in perfect order
Merry Christmas to All.- Bill (mail order customer), 17-Dec-14


I am so not a liker of chocolate or macadamia nuts but the toffee chocolate coated macadamia had even me hooked. The shop is well worth the visit and the product delicious and very very moreish. Although on the expensive side it is well worth the price. I'm addicted and so glad that they have a website which you can order from. I sense a regular customer has just been made. Visited January 2015.- "delicious morsels of toffee macadiamia" - Tripadvisor, 24-Jan-15


Every time I’m up in northland i visit this place. Its spick n span shop n very tasty chocolates... Its a must try if in Kerikeri. They have a few samples to taste and beautiful gift packs. A little pricey but worth every cent.- "Mind blowing Chocolate" - Tripadvisor, 4-Jan-15


Even though we live in Kerikeri, we ALWAYS enjoy a visit to Makana Chocolate factory. If you visit the Bay of Islands, you really should pay this place a visit. As you walk inside you are greeted with the lovely smell of chocolate. You can watch all the chocolates being made - behind glass - and there is always a free tasting. Truly delicious experience! Visited August 2014.- "Yummy Chocolate!" - Tripadvisor, 20-Sep-14


This is the factory where they making hand packed chocolate. Different kinds of chocolate that you can taste before you´ll buy them. They aren´t the cheapest, but definately worthy to buy even for you or your friends. It´s pefect gift and they offer the service of delivery anywhere to anyone. Visited September 2014- "Excellent place with excellent chocolate" - Tripadvisor, 11-Sep-14


Sampled the macadamia butter toffee crunch. And had to buy some. The other tasters were just as delicious. Although the prices seem high. The confectionery is absolutely worth it. I purchased some for my partners birthday she loved it also.- "OMG amazing" - Tripadvisor, 27-Aug-14


Two years ago, I was driving along Kerikeri road when I went pass the Makana Confections building that caught my eye. I doubled back and boy was I glad I did so! The Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch left such a lasting impression that I am going to get more of them when I head down to New Zealand this October. Yummy, and worth all the calories ;) Visited August 2013- "Superb treats - love from Singapore" - Tripadvisor, 25-Jul-14


Makana® Confections in Kerikeri provides the maximum in luxurious temptation...
and the results are out of this world.- Business North, 4-Sep-99


... chocolate for grown-ups.- Business North, 4-Sep-99


Ten Great things to do in the Bay of Islands...No.4 Watch exquisite chocolates being hand-dipped at Kerikeri's Makana® Chocolate Factory- Escape – Fly Buys Members Magazine, Nov-99


Chocolate heaven for chocolate addicts...- North & South, Mar-00


Add Makana® Chocolates to the Kerikeri shopping list...- journalist, Susan Buckland - Sunday Star Times, Nov-00


Kerikeri offers some unique attractions for the casual are tempted by the Makana® boutique chocolate factory where you see delicious confections whipped up before your eyes.- The New Zealand Herald, Jan-01


But you haven't lived until you have savoured the unspeakably indulgent pleasures of Makana® Confections.- Frommer's New Zealand 1st Edition, Jan-01


Kerikeri chocolate makers Makana® ... make mouth-watering truffles- Air New Zealand (international in-flight magazine), Feb-03


Kerikeri's boutique chocolate factory, Makana® Confections, won a manufacturing award then topped it off by winning the coveted Supreme Award at the Tall Poppy Awards.- Northern News, Sep-03


"Mochadamia… three layers of paradise!" (Shown taking a bite of one of our signature products)- Peta Mathias, - Taste New Zealand, TVOne, Oct-03


For the cherry on the top of the day, Kerikeri Road will take you to boutique chocolate factory Makana® Confections.- New Zealand Herald, "Gourmet Road Trips Kerikeri", by Claire Trevett, 29-Dec-03


...scoff yourself silly on a foodies' tour encompassing Mahoe Cheeses, Makana® Confections, and any number of roadside stalls flogging fresh fruit.- Sunday Star Times, 14-Mar-04


"Makana® Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch, Veuve Cliquot Champagne, and the love of a good woman". (Responding to the question, What are your favourite indulgences?)- Garth Hokianga, Chef and Food Writer, NZ Herald Viva, "What's Cooking", 24-Nov-04