I hunted for this chocolate bar from Bennetts of Mangawhai while I was back in New Zealand earlier this year and just couldn’t find it. So it may be the perfect time for a bit of internet mail ordering. It’s about six months or so until the trees start fruiting and it kind of feels like a deep dark winter as far as getting a feijoa fix goes. Especially over here in Australia.

For chocolate aficionados, this bar is made from the finest Belgium couverture and New Zealand feijoas. [For anyone unfamiliar with the term, that’s a high quality chocolate that contains extra cocoa butter (32-39%). The higher percentage of cocoa butter, combined with the processing, gives the chocolate more sheen, firmer “snap” when broken, and a creamy mellow flavour. (Thanks Wikipedia.)]

Bennetts of Mangawhai Feijoa Chocolate

You can buy it direct from Bennett’s own website for NZ$4.30 a bar – Visa and Mastercard accepted. I am really thinking about economies of scale and how much is enough for personal consumption… and can I keep it hidden from the rest of the family and is that right? Well, no, not really.