Devonport Chocolates History
Devonport Chocolates are a boutique chocolate maker and retailer based in the seaside village of Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. With two chocolate stores in Auckland there is sure to be a chocolate fix close by. Visit our Devonport store to see our chocolates and truffles being handmade through a window by our fabulous team of chocolatiers.
Established in 1991 Devonport Chocolates is a family business and we pride ourselves on making delicious gourmet chocolates for our customers to enjoy.
We hand make our delicious chocolates with love and care and our staff meet our high standards with an enthusiasm for chocolate and what they make.
In our Auckland chocolate shops you will find a delicious assortment of chocolates and truffles in our chocolate cabinet as well as a big variety of chocolate assortments, Truffle Slices and chocolate tablets or bars as they are also known. We have a chocolate gift for every occasion including our unique range of NZ chocolate gifts with a variety of illustrations by local artist Fraser Williamson.
The chocolate we make our delicious creations from is Callebaut coverture, it gives them a delicious creamy texture and taste. Our milk chocolate has a very high 35% cocoa solids and our dark chocolate 55% cocoa solids. We also have 70% dark chocolate available in solid chocolate form.
Our most popular chocolate from our cabinet is Marlborough Caramel. The Marlborough Caramel is a delicious gooey caramel with a hint of sea salt.
Stephanie, Terry and Caroline Everitt who along with their son David are the family behind Devonport Chocolates
When Devonport Chocolates was first created the only chocolate we sold was called a Truffle Log. This had a truffle centre and was approximately 20cm long, it was designed to be used as a chocolate gift item for gift shops and gift hamper companies. In 1999 Stephanie Everitt purchased the business and took herself off to the William Anglis Institute in Melbourne to learn how to make the many chocolates and truffles we now have in our range. We then opened our first chocolate shop in Devonport and have become a local attraction. At Devonport Chocolates we take any opportunity we can to work with new chocolatiers and believe in sharing our skills. We still have the Truffle Logs in our range but they have had a bit of a makeover. In 2012 we celebrated our 21st birthday and revamped this iconic item. It is now presented in a recyclable acetate box with a gold card tray to make it easy to serve and contains only the finest ingredients.We have a chocolate shop in Devonport, Auckland, NZ where our chocolate kitchen is and you can see chocolate being made through the window in the shop.
Please feel free to ask our staff about what you can see they will be able to tell you how our chocolates are made.
We also have a boutique shop in Queens Arcade in the central Auckland CBD. Click here for a map and address details.
Devonport is a lovely place to visit. It is just a 15 minute ferry ride from the central city and is an enjoyable day trip if you only have a couple of days in Auckland.
Have a look at www.devonport.co.nz to see more information on Devonport.
While you are in Devonport you can take a bus tour with Devonport Tours which will take you past our chocolate shop and up Mount Victoria for stunning views of Auckland Harbour, click here for details. If a tour with a difference is more your style try a tour on a segway, click here for more details.