FAIR TRADE - ORGANICThe giant kokopu
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. For more, including the search for & the history of the giant kokopu, see 'Giant kokopu' page.
What goes in our fair trade & organic chocolate
Our diary milk chocolate fish has been made with 33% fair trade organic cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Peru, and golden granulated sugar from Paraguay, all sourced directly from farmer co-operatives - then lovingly mixed with Kiwi milk right 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.
We appreciate the many Kiwi unsung heroes in our past and present. Our chocolate fish rests on a card inside of which one of 10 of these 'fish of the day' stories are told: give that person a chocolate fish! Collect all 10. For more see 'Inspirational fish.'
Fish of the day;
Richard Pearse, First to Fly.
This Kiwi farmer/genius built and flew the first ‘heavier than air’ aircraft to take off under its own power, on 31 March 1903 in Timaru. The bamboo and scrap- metal plane flew about 140 metres before it crashed into a gorse bush. Unfortunately, the flight was poorly documented, allowing the Wright Brothers to claim the first flight 9 months later on 17 Dec 1903. Depiction on our home page above as imagined in 'Forgotten Silver.' For more see 'Inspirational fish.'
A long time ago... in a galaxy far, far away called the land of the long white cloud... there were no chocolate fish. But this was about to change...
For more about the history of chocolate fish ... see our 'Chocfishtory' page.