Not only does eating artisan chocolate have health benefits, but chocolate produced by small batch Southland artisan chocolate makers are made with the care and knowledge of artisans who understand and love their craft. With hand infused diverse flavour offerings, unique beans,flavor combinations (like sea salt caramel), Southland artisan chocolate makers go through the process of roasting, winnowing, milling, pressing, conching, tempering, moulding and packaging the chocolate you find so appealling.
Ask anyone what their ultimate indulgences may be and most will give the two answers – wine and chocolate…combine the two and you have the perfect treat for almost anyone. The Seriously Good Chocolate Company has transformed the ideas of chocolate and have used New Zealand’s award-winning wines to infuse the flavours of unforgettable chocolates. Jane Stanton, the founder of Seriously Good Chocolates; had to learn to harness her love for chocolate and instead of eating them she simply began to create chocolate masterpieces for others. What started as a small time hobby has now grown into a venture that has found its way into the homes and hearts of many Southlanders, neighbours and tourists from abroad.