J.H. Whittaker & Sons, Ltd ('Whittaker's') [http://www.whittakers.co.nz/] is a confectionery manufacturer specialising in chocolate, based in Porirua, New Zealand. The company started in Christchurch by James Henry Whittaker in 1896, relocating later to Wellington.


James Henry Whittaker, after working in the British confectionery industry to the age of 14, moved to Christchurch, New Zealand in 1890 and starting selling confectionery six years later using horses and vans.

In 1913, he established a partnership with his two sons, Ronald and James, based in Wellington. The business became a limited liability company in 1937, with third-generation Whittakers still the sole shareholders in the company. In 1992 the company formed J.H. Whittaker Australia Ltd.

The company's marketing phrases include "Good honest chocolate" and "A passion for chocolate since 1896". Nationally, the company supports motor and equestrian sports.


Whittaker's products include: [ [http://www.whittakers.co.nz/products/ Whittakers Chocolate - Since 1896 ] ]
* The Peanut Slab range
* Family-sized blocks of quality chocolate, such as their unique "72% Cocoa Dark Ghana" dark chocolate
* K-Bar

The products are exported from New Zealand to Australia and Singapore and are also available in some New Zealand shops in the United Kingdom.

External links

* [http://whittakers.co.nz/ Whittakers Chocolate home page]


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