Whittaker’s has teamed up with Bundaberg Brewed Drinks to celebrate the synergy between the two, trans-Tasman family-owned brands, and creating the new Whittaker’s Brewed Ginger Caramel chocolate block.
The amount of Bundaberg ginger brew provided to Whittaker’s for the chocolate is the equivalent of making 335,600 bottles of ginger beer. The new block combines ginger caramel in Whittaker’s five-roll refined creamy milk chocolate.
“Whittaker’s is proud to use only the finest ingredients and make all of our chocolate at our one factory in Porirua, which enables us to control quality from roasting the cocoa beans ourselves to the finished products,” said Whittaker’s co-chief operating officer Holly Whittaker.
“Bundaberg Brewed Drinks’ similar approach in using locally grown ginger and even growing and harvesting some of its own ginger, sourcing only the best ingredients and making its products locally fits perfectly with our ethos.”
Bundaberg CEO John McClean said the partnership made sense, particularly during a time when consumers are looking for affordable ways to treat themselves.
“Both family businesses have a long-standing commitment to excellence and are entrenched in the trans-Tasman way of life,” said McClean.
“We’re very proud to be a part of this collaboration. We hope this will encourage Aussies and Kiwis to get together with loved ones to share some special moments, great food and delicious brews – while socially distancing, of course.”
Whittaker’s Brewed Ginger Caramel 250g Blocks will be available exclusively in Coles stores across Australia from 31 August.