NZ Chocolate Awards 2020

We submitted two bonbons from our current range into the New Zealand Chocolate Awards 2020.

On 31st March, winners were announced and we were so proud to receive a GOLD AWARD for our calamansi bonbon and a BRONZE AWARD for our layered coconut bonbon.

The judges commented on our calamansi bonbon:

"Very well presented artistic design.  Aroma and flavour match perfectly and colour reflects the flavour.  Well done on a great bonbon!"

We will continue to experiment with colours and flavours and strive to get more medals for our other chocolates!

Melissa Coppel's Bon Bon Master Class

27 November 2019


Sande returned from Melbourne after having attended the Melissa's Bon Bon Master Class, run by Melissa Coppel Chocolate and Pastry School Las Vegas.  She also caught up with master chocolatier, Paul Kennedy of Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School, one of the chocolatiers that Paul and Sande trained under.

Watch this space as Sande unleashes her new found skills in the
Volcanic Chocolate kitchen!

Sande receiving her certificate from

Melissa Coppel and with Kirsten Tibballs. 


Paul Kennedy and Sande


Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School

June 2019


Sande returned to the Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School, Australia (where both Paul and Sande trained) to visit with Kirsten Tibballs, the Director of the school and internationally recognised chocolatier and judge.


Sande went to catch up on the latest trends and to purchase new moulds to expand on the chocolate range.


Here's Sande and Kirsten (right) standing together in front of the extensive range of moulds that Savour stock.


You may recognise Kirsten from the TV series “The Chocolate Queen” and she was a judge on Australian Master Chef.

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