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It takes a lot of hard work, skill, and artistry to produce fine chocolates. Each season our team creates unique and inspired ranges.


It’s difficult to fully appreciate the amount of time and genuine care that these volunteers put into the guardianship of the Fairy Tern but from my few hours spent out on the dune it is easy to understand their passion. 

Although it goes against my nature to boast (really it does), I must say we have created some amazing eye candy here at Bennetts.


 Happy days have turned into happy hours at Bennetts! We’ve teamed up with Waiwera Spirits to create an amazing new boozy collection. We think you will agree with us that chocolate and spirits go together like a dream.


Not so long ago, on a cool, grey morning I collected a bucket of water from the beach and began the process of making our own salt.

The Great New Zealand Cookbook  includes 80 of New Zealand’s best chefs and bakers making food that is perfectly suited to New Zealander’s tastes. Mary produced three recipes for the cookbook – a mint truffle, fruit and nut slab and candied citrus peel.

Served on stunning, handcrafted boards made locally by Greg Dowson, our Platters vary according to what is in season and grown locally. A current Platter will include a selection of meats, cheeses, crackers, preserves, fruit and dips. Sounds like a perfect way to wind down from a busy day, right? Well, it gets better.

The Brynderwyns form a familiar and splendid backdrop to Mangawhai and the surrounding rural land.  The native forest covering much of the southern face has significant biodiversity values. 

David might think that he chose to come to New Zealand after falling in love with it whilst on holiday. He might think it was the beautiful scenery that drew him here. Or perhaps the friendly people? But we here at Bennetts know better. 

In a delicately firm hold, toasted hazelnuts macadamias & pistachios lay enveloped within a silky-rich honeyed meringue, a suspension of deep crunch & perfume intoxication released to saturate the senses at each bite.