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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about Whittaker's? You'll find the answers to the questions people ask us most frequently, here. 

Where is Whittaker's chocolate made?

All of our products are made at our factory in Porirua, New Zealand.

Is Whittaker's a New Zealand company?

We sure are! Whittaker's is a New Zealand company that's been family owned and operated since 1896. Discover our story

Where is Whittaker's chocolate exported to?

We export our chocolate to Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, the Middle East, Kenya and many Pacific Islands.

Can I buy Whittaker's online? 

Yes, you can! Try these stores:

  • Whittaker's Gift Shop: Our very own gift shop featuring a selection of delicious treats, with gift wrapping and cards exclusive to online!
  • Kiwi Corner Dairy:  You might also find a few Whittaker's classics at the Kiwi Corner Dairy. 

How do you make chocolate?

Our chocolate making process is complex and takes a number of steps. Go behind the scenes on our Beans to Bar page to find out how we do it.

Do you offer tours of the Whittaker's factory?

We are unable to offer tours because of our relatively small size and tight factory regulations. But you can still get a sneak peek of what goes on behind the scenes on our Beans to Bar page!

Does your dark chocolate contain milk?

Milk is not an ingredient in any of our dark chocolate over 50% cocoa (except our caramel flavours). This makes it a popular choice for people who are lactose intolerant and vegan.

However, our dark chocolate is made on the same production line as our milk chocolate varieties, so it may contain traces of milk chocolate.

Browse our No Added Dairy range

Do Whittaker's products contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients?

No, none of our products contain GM ingredients. Find out more about the ingredients we use and our focus on ethical sourcing.  

Do any Whittaker's chocolate products contain palm oil?

No, we don't use palm oil in any of our chocolate products. Find out more about the ingredients we use and our focus on ethical sourcing

Are Whittaker's products gluten free?

Some of our flavours contain added gluten.

We don’t currently have dedicated lines for manufacturing our products that contain added gluten. So even though we have a comprehensive allergen control program, there is always a chance that our other products could contain traces of gluten. This means we cannot label our other flavours as ‘gluten free’. Please contact us if you have any questions about gluten in our products.

Browse our No Added Gluten range

Can I return Whittaker's items after purchase? 

Absolutely. If you are dissatisfied with any Whittaker's product for any reason, you can contact your local distributor, or the team here in New Zealand. You can either call us on +64 4 237 5021, or contact us through our website.

What do I do if I have a comment, question or concern about a Whittaker's product? 

Simply give us a call on +64 4 237 5021 with your comments, queries or concerns. You can also contact us through our website or visit our Facebook page.

Can I distribute Whittaker's products? 

If you are a creditable distributor and meet our credit requirements, you can distribute Whittaker's products. Get more information by emailing us at

How can I find out about job opportunities with Whittaker's? 

We do have job vacancies from time to time. To enquire about possible positions, please email

Are Whittaker's Halal accredited? 

Whittaker's have been granted Halal accreditation by FIANZ for many of our Classic and Specialty flavours. 

Browse our Halal Certified range

Are Whittaker's Kosher certified? 

The following flavours are Kosher and Pareve (not for Passover):

Almond & Cranberry, Dark Almond, 50% Dark, 62% Dark Cacao, 72% Dark Ghana, 86% Extra Dark Ghana, 92% Intense Dark Ghana, Dark Peppermint, Dark Orange, Ghana Peppermint, 70% Single Origin Samoan Cacao, Wellington Roasted Supreme Coffee Dark Chocolate, Peanut Slab Bittersweet, 76% Nicaraguan Heirloom Cocoa.  

The following flavours are Kosher and Dairy (Chalav Stam) (not for Passover):

Almond Gold, Berry and Biscuit, Coconut Block, Creamy Milk, Fruit and Nut, Hazelnut (200/250g), Peanut Butter, White Chocolate, Peanut Block/Slab, Nelson Pear and Manuka Honey, Italian Hazelnut, Fijian Ginger and Kerikeri Mandarin, Hokey Pokey Milk, Cashew nut and Wattleseed.  

Browse our Kosher and Dairy (Chalav Stam) range