The new Kawakawa Dark Chocolate bar heroes kawakawa, a New Zealand native known for its healing properties and unique mint taste, with a base of ethically sourced Dominican cocoa beans.
The nine stars of Matariki - the celestial cluster marking the Māori New Year - adorn this new bar, specially created to acknowledge Aotearoa’s first public holiday to celebrate Matariki.
Wellington visual artist Xoë Hall (Kāi Tahu) designed the bar’s wrapper taking inspiration from Te Kāhui whetū ō Matariki(the Matariki star cluster). Each star represents the wellbeing of people and taiao (environment), acknowledging our wind, rain, food, wishes for the year to come and paying respects to those who have passed.
100% of WCF profits from the sale of this bar will go to Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Toa to support Ngāti Toa students studying graphic design. Read More
Gabe Davidson, co-founder of WCF says: “It has a subtle and intriguing aroma that develops into a beautiful, mint-like character in the mouth. The Dominican beans have a classic chocolate flavour that supports the unique herbaceous character of Kawakawa. To hero one of our most important natives in a bar to mark New Zealand’s first Matariki holiday is very special,” he says.
Ingredients:Dark Kawakawa Chocolate [Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Kawakawa leaf]. Contains Minimum 65% Cocoa Solids.
May contain traces of; Milk, Eggs, Gluten containing cereals, Soy, Tree nuts, Peanuts, or Sesame seeds.
65% Cocoa. Vegan.
Origins: Dominican Republic, Conacado Co-operative organic Trinitario cacao beans.
Paraguay Manduvira Cooperative Turbinado organic cane sugar.