While down here in New Zealand, I’ve kept my chocolate cravings in check by frequenting the supermarkets for deals. 3 for $3 and 4 for $5 for various chocolate bars from Cadbury or Nestle. Apparently though, I’ve been doing it all wrong. Yesterday was my last night in my hostel in Paihia, and the place was pretty much deserted – only myself and a gal from Scotland left. This was after nearly 70 people were staying there during the weekend, so it felt empty! Anyways, we got onto the topic of chocolate, since she loved chocolate as well. When I told her of my snacking on Cadbury/Nestle chocolate, her response was (and I quote): ‘Why are you putting up with that shite, they have Whittaker’s here!’ When she came down here she was much like me – enjoying Kitkats, Mars bars and the like. Until someone down in Wellington showed her the light – Whittaker’s is a New Zealand made fine chocolate. available everywhere.
While I love my Kit Kats and the like, I was intrigued. Investigation on their website showed many standard types (milk, caramel, multiple varieties of dark), and some non-standard, like Chocolate Kiwi, Fruit and Nut, or Coconut. Either way, I was naturally intrigued. Today I found myself in a grocery store in Kerikeri, and my curiosity got the better of me.
250grams is the standard size for these things (in other words, monstrously large). At under $4NZD, Whittaker’s is actually a better deal per gram than buying the Cadbury/Nestle that I had been in the past.
Of course, none of that matters if the chocolate tastes poor. So how did it fare?
I’m in trouble.