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Makana Confections

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Address: Blenheim, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-570 5370

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Yes Chocolate! MUST DO!

if you like chocolate you have to go there. The walls are filled with chocolate. You want to try any or all, they will give you samples to try. beautiful and elegant shop. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Makana Confections because their 'information flyer' said 'come and sample our chocolates' - clearly you would think that would be an obvious attraction.... BUT we arrived at the same time as a tourist bus which also could have put a spanner in the works from a tastings perspective! (as we got lost in this crowd of 30 people... More 

Thank Polly D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you like chocolate you have to go there. The walls are filled with chocolate. You want to try any or all, they will give you samples to try. beautiful and elegant shop. We will return next year!

Thank chris_cairns
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Makana seems to be trying to make itself a destination but is doing little to distinguish itself. It seems to be focusing more on merchandising and sales than making it a unique experience.Staff were dismissive after offering obligatory tasting. No discussion of why Makana should be seen as unique, no engaging the customer in why Makana should be seen as... More 

Thank David I
New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Awesome friendly staff, very helpful. We were able to taste some of the chocolates and lollies all of which were to die for! Spoilt for choice. Very busy but well worth a visit!

Thank Shootingstars R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I hadn't heard of this place before until I stayed at my motel. Took a taxi out there and was so pleased I did. What can I say? Venue superb, chocolates fabulous and would definitely go back again (with a bit more money this time as it's so tempting to buy more). The macadania brittle is wonderful and I could... More 

Thank Tracey1902
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Having a cruise around the wineries we found this delightful chocolate factory. With everything from Macadamia brittle to Pinot Noir Truffles, and everything in between, it would be very easy to get very overweight and very broke in this haven for chocolate lovers.

Thank Dougie_the
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

A group of us visited Makana Confections. It was a delight the minute we opened the door. The smell was beautiful. We were offered a chocolate and later a piece of brittle as we walked around the shop to make our purchases. The assistants were friendly and engaged with the customers answering our questions. All in all it was a... More 

Thank Jacqueline S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stumbled across this place at a junction on the way to our accommodation. Not a large building, but you can watch them make the chocolates in an enclosed area and then select from a wide range of chocolates and gifts. I'm a tad fussy with chocolate and I must say these are some of the best I have ever had.... More 

Thank PackHorseUk
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were visiting Kerikeri in April 2 days before the Cafe was due to open so waiting to come back from Auckland to experience it. Well this morning whilst staying in Paihia visited for morning tea. What a great sight met our eyes not only the Chocolate factory that we had visited a number of times before but the Cafe.... More 

Thank Trisha826
Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Some of the best chocolates ever! That is no small recommendation as we have tasted chelates throughout the world. The macadamia brittle chocolates are terrific. Ask to tast the ginger chocolate. Ask to try many but do buy some chocolates.

Thank Cavydad

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