Welcome to the fresh new world of The Remarkable Chocolate Co. We started out in the farmers markets and now can be found scattered throughout New Zealand on the shelves of good food and gift stores, as well as online. We make award winning, high quality, artisan chocolate right here in New Zealand. We use beautiful, sustainable and delicious ingredients, and we buy and use local when ever we can.
We are true foodies, and our passion is matching high-quality chocolate with real ingredients in delicious combinations for every season and occasion.
Our Chocolate also looks remarkable and is wrapped in gorgeous quality packaging. This means we deliver you chocolate that lives up to its "remarkable name". We have a range and flavours that suit all dietary requirements and make in small batches so our chocolate is fresh from our factory to you.
Why are we sustainable?
There is no Planet B! So we need to look after this one.
Sustainability is a large and complex challenge. So, in as many ways as possible, we want The Remarkable Chocolate Co. to be part of the solution to reduce harm and leave things better than we found them
Here’s what we are doing.
Our organic chocolate is crafted from single origin cacao beans grown by cacao farmers in Peru and the Dominican Republic. These small co-ops plant, grow and harvest with utmost care what must surely be some of the finest cacao beans available on the planet.
We definitely think so and that is why we use their beans as the basis for our Remarkable Chocolate Co. range of organic chocolates.
Our organic chocolate has gained an independent organic certification. This means that the cacao beans are grown and harvested using sustainable farming practices. No pesticides or insecticides are used. Soil regeneration programmes ensure crops are managed so annual harvests produce high-quality beans year after year.
- Fairly traded
It is mission critical to us that our farmers are paid a fair trade premium for their beans – which they are. Also, the men and women in the farming collective are paid equally for their labor, which is how it should be. There is no forced child labor, a practice which is disturbingly common in other cacao growing regions. Additionally, as part of a development initiative, the farmers are paid in advance for their crops, enabling them to invest in equipment and replanting to grow their businesses for the next season. Good for them, good for us, good for the planet, good for you.
We think a lot about the packaging our chocolates are wrapped in. We want it to be beautiful and sustainable. With this thought in mind, all the cardboard packaging around our chocolates are recyclable and our Organic bar range are home compostable.
Home Compostable packaging
Creating home compostable packing is very important to us and we believe using suitable packing is a step that we can take to help reduce the single use plastic consumption within New Zealand.
A healthy compost bin consists of heat, oxygen, water, carbon, soil and air. These conditions provide the best environment for decomposition within your compost bin. If your compost has enough of these active components then our packaging should take only a few months to break down.
Our home compostable packaging is made specifically to be broken down at lower temperatures in comparison to commercial compostable packaging. This allows you to easily compost packing in your compost bin as opposed to getting your compost collected. All you need to do is put your empty organic chocolate packaging in your compost bin.It really is that simple.
In making our packaging beautiful, we actively choose options for finishes and printing processes which do not compromise the recyclability of the packaging. In
some cases, this isn’t possible. But our long-term goal is to work towards minimizing our impact on the planet. We also print locally in New Zealand where we can.
We strive for the least ingredients possible to deliver the deliciousness that is Remarkable. We use natural and whole ingredients wherever possible and choose to go local wherever this is viable. Check out our raspberries and Hazelnuts which are all locally grown!
Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, Smell. It all matters to us. Which is why we put focus into making our chocolates look as good as they taste. We also believe in supporting the local talent, therefore, we hire only locally.
Our designs feature bold colors to differentiate our recipes. We overlay repeating geometric patterns which change for each recipe and add a sense of occasion to our chocolates. Our innovations in design bagged us a gold prize award in print for our packaging designs in the year 2017 (Thanks printing guys!)
We hope you too enjoy the visual impact of our designs.
- Small Batch
- Natural Ingredients
Small batch also means we use more natural ingredients and less preservatives. More of the good stuff, less of the bad stuff, so you know what you are eating. Some of our delicious ingredients just don’t have natural options available currently (marshmallows for example) – but we definitely choose natural every time we have a choice. We also strive for the least number of ingredients possible to deliver our Remarkable deliciousness in each recipe – so it's easy to see and read from our labels what you are eating.
- Allergy Aware
This is very important to us as we have allergy issues in our own family. We know all about anaphylaxis, Coeliac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes.
We have therefore created something in our range for everyone - so can cater for GF/NF/DF/SF/Vegan and RSF dietary requirements.
If you need specific help just message us on the chat function or email us.
14 x Awarded in NZ National Chocolate Awards and Outstanding Food Producer Awards
In 2017, 2018 and again in 2020 and 2021 we threw our chocolate at the mercy of food and chocolate aficionados to be judged against NZ’s finest producers and chocolates. And we have won an award each year we have entered.
Ready to taste? View our full collection of chocolate here!