The story so far...
Well the Chocolate Brown story basically started in 2007 in a little South Island town called Geraldine. The original Chocolate Factory was set up 15 years previous to this by a Swiss couple passionate about chocolate. The McClean Family purchased the little Chocolate Factory, re-branded the name to Chocolate Brown and moved the factory to Queenstown. After growing Chocolate Brown for 3 years in Queenstown, Steve and Donna McClean decided to return to their hometown, Warkworth, to expand the Chocolate Brown dream . After creatively renovating a building, which previously housed a local old school panel beaters, the factory was installed alongside the Chocolate Brown Chocolaterie and Cafeteria. Chocolate Brown is becoming well known as a top boutique chocolate producer in New Zealand.
The Chocolaterie hand makes its beautiful Award-Winning chocolates on site every day from the finest Gourmet Callebaut coverture & the freshest of New Zealand's real butter & cream along with many other required ingredients & decorations sourced from passionate growers, manufacturers & suppliers.
Home to all of the Chocolate Brown products as well as traditional British sweets, Dutch liquorice and many varieties of fresh fudge.
With its stylish causal ambience, the Cafeteria is made intimate with the cosy fire in winter and veranda seating on warmer days. The Cafeteria is open for Brunch & Lunch daily.