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The Silky Oak Chocolate Company
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The very friendly staff at The Silky Oak were helpful and attentive. For dark chocolate lovers you can't go pass their dark chocolate here. Sensationally smooth!

The museum was great too. Their is a questionnaire that you can complete on your way around that keeps the kids engaged and it also helps to better understand the history of the cocoa bean.

There is also a cafe on site that sells great coffee and a good assortment of meals as well as snacks.

Thank Ken S
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soak, Owner at The Silky Oak Chocolate Company, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

It is lovely to hear that your family enjoyed their visit with us. The questionnaires are great for school projects as well.
We look forward to you visiting us again

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We loved it so much we made sure to go back!

The chocolate was incredibly good. We bought a lot of varieties while we were there for 3 days, and loved them so much we went back.

We also did the museum tour, which was OK, but the chocolate itself is definitely the highlight.

They also have excellent gift and food shops, where we spent a lot of our money too!

Thank Kristina K
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soak, Owner at The Silky Oak Chocolate Company, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

You picked the best time to visit us, the chocolate shop always looks at its best with Easter coming up. The chocolate shop always looks really good, but Easter and Christmas there is just a variety of goodies it is hard to pick where to start. WE hope you get to visit us again. The Pantry shop will be expanding with more and more foodie type things to choose from.
Thank you

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This chocolate company was well recommended in my guide book. It was full of all sorts of Easter chocolate in all shapes and sizes. Since I do not eat milk chocolate, there was only one small dark chocolate bar at 70% which was expensive for the size. I left totally unimpressed.

Thank Patricia M R
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soak, Owner at The Silky Oak Chocolate Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

We have a large range of dark chocolate only products in the shop, 48% through to 70%. 70% dark chocolate has a limited customer base, with most people wanting something slightly sweeter to the palate. Our chocolate is all couverture, which means it does not have any added fats or palm oil, it is also handmade, with the price being comparable to others of the same ilk. We are sorry that you were not satisfied with the range we have on offer.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I visit this place everything im anywhere near napier. love love love it. It was the first time i have had breakfast here but they didn't let me down. Have an iced chocolate they are sooo good.

Thank Melissa B
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soak, Owner at The Silky Oak Chocolate Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

The iced coffees and iced chocolates are divine, and that is not because I am biased. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast as well. Thank you

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We took a 4 hour trip around Napier which included a stop at the Silky Oak Chocolate Company. This sounded good from what our coach driver told us. Not quite so. It must be the only chocolate company in the area and every coach goes there first until the wineries open. Anyone who wanted to taste the chocolate had to go into the one small tasting room and then have to get past the Dragon at the door. Only one piece of the milk and one of the dark each. She was heard to tell one woman that she had had her sample. Not a very good customer experience for us. We put back what we were buying and left as did others who were present.

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soak, Owner at The Silky Oak Chocolate Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

We aim to please all our customers and love giving out samples of our chocolate. We have a large number of people that come through our doors.
Most people recognise that a 'sample' is a small offering of our products. Some customers feel that grabbing a handful of samples rather than the polite 'one of each' is acceptable.
We like to consider all people attending a tour, and try to provide samples to all attending. Our staff have this in mind when offering samples to our customers.

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