Whittaker’s has released two assortment packs to add to its already popular permanent range that provides consumers with a local alternative just in time for the festive season. The premium Whittaker’s Artisan Squares assortment contains six of the Artisan Collection flavours in individually wrapped squares, while the MiniMix assortment features five of Whittaker’s most iconic mini slab flavours.

“The Whittaker’s Artisan Squares assortment showcases the finest New Zealand ingredients, and there’s something for everyone, with Milk, White and Dark Chocolate options included. The unique flavour combinations paired with quality Whittaker’s Chocolate in refined chocolate squares make for a classy gift or a decadent way to treat yourself,” said Holly Whittaker, Whittaker’s marketing manager.

“The Whittaker’s Minimix is the classic gift or treat for families to share, with a mix of our most loved, uniquely Kiwi Mini Slab flavours. While we’ve made Mini Slabs of these flavours for some time, what’s new is this opportunity to buy an assortment of them, which means everyone can pick their favourite from one share pack, or maybe try something new.”

For the in the company’s 122-year history it has a production line that enables packaging of assorted products. The new machinery was installed in one of the business’s factories in Porirua.

“The investment in this new equipment reflects Whittaker’s ongoing commitment to innovation and to maintaining quality by controlling the whole manufacturing process, from bean to bar. It also demonstrates the value we place on feedback from our Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers, who’ve been asking us for some time to produce products designed for gifting.”