About our fish
Our chocolate fish is a delicious reward given to someone who has made a positive difference in their workplace, community, school or anywhere else. If someone has done a good deed, great or small, give that person a chocolate fish.
The Giant Kokopu
Made in New Zealand, our solid dairy milk chocolate fish is modelled on the giant kokopu. It’s New Zealand’s largest freshwater fish, and one of the five whitebait species, now endangered. Six cents from every fish goes towards saving New Zealand’s waterways.
What goes in our fair trade & organic chocolate
Our diary milk chocolate fish has been made with 40% fair trade organic cocoa beans form the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Peru, and golden granulated sugar from Paraguay, all sourced directly from farmer co-operatives - them mixed with Kiwi milk here in New Zealand.
Our packaging is made from biodegradable card and recyclable flow-wrap. Like our chocolate fish, the packaging is made right here in New Zealand. We’re 100% committed to making a product that not only rewards people who make a positive difference, but is also positively good for the planet, and for New Zealand.
Our fish can save a Native nz fish
Each time we sell a chocolate fish, we will donate 6 cents to The Whitebait Connection. This will help fund the Whitebait Connection's local community programmes, involve schools and local iwi, to clean up NZ rivers and waterways and draw attention to best practice.
Fish of the day
Fish number 1 – William H. Pickering, Rocket Man
Born in Wellington in 1908, William H. Pickering led the development of NASA’s first lunar space probe It landed on the moon and Mars, and later flew past Jupiter and Saturn. A star turn earns a chocolate fish.
Fish of the day
Fish number 2 - Rosemary Dempsey, Onion Dip Originator
In the 1950s Rosemary worked in Nestle New Zealand’s test kitchen in Auckland. Mixing an unlikely combination of onion dip and reduced cream she created a true Kiwi Summer staple. A delicious chocolate fish rewards creative thinking.
The naturalist on James Cook's third voyage in 1773 collected and studied the Giant Kokopu. It was given the scientific name Galaxias Argenteus by George Cuvier because of its star like pattern on its body.