The next time someone asks you "where can you find the world's best chocolate?" look them square in the eye and answer "Nelson, New Zealand."
Truth be told, it's Nelson who can proudly lay claim to New Zealand's own 'bean to bar' chocolate makers, Hogarth. This delicious little bar is exceeding expectation and steadily taking the chocolate world by storm, one taste and it's little wonder why Hogarth collected a string of international accolades at last year's International Chocolate Awards.
Each deliciously different bar, lovingly-crafted by founders Karl and Marina Hogarth, uses only the finest raw ingredients, like organic cacao beans, organic sugar and organic cocoa butter. Chocolate-lovers will be spoiled for choice, with bars created using sustainably-sourced cocoa from all over the globe, including Peru, Haiti, Madagascar, Fiji, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Bolivia and Venezuela.
Hogarth highlight their Single Origins dark chocolate bars using tried and true chocolate-making techniques; gentle roasting in the shell, winnowing, stone grinding, ageing the chocolate to reveal hidden flavour and hand moulding, before hand-wrapping each little individual bar.
With this delightful little chocolatier from sunny Nelson now exporting to the UK, France, USA, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia – it's safe to expect big things from the little bar that could.
To celebrate and ensure you're fully stocked come Easter Sunday, we thought we'd give the Easter Bunny a helping hand this year and give away some Hogarth chocolate of our own.
We're giving two lucky Dish readers the chance to win five bars of delicious Hogarth chocolate each, including two bars of their new Bolivia 58 per cent Dark Milk Chocolate and three bars of Gran Blanco 66 per cent Dark Chocolate. We'll even throw in a copy of our brand new Mediterranean issue, just for good measure.
To indulge this Easter and be in to win five bars of Hogarth chocolate goodness, simply enter your details right here.