Easter chocolate helping Kiwis in need

Chocolate Lovers – you can now rejoice even more when buying your Whittaker’s Easter eggs – with the company continuing with its Kiwi to Kiwis campaign for another year. 

Whittaker’s is committed to donating $80,000 from sales of the Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi to Kiwis for kiwi this year. Its donation to Kiwis for kiwi from the sale of the Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi last year helped to nurture and safely release 66 kiwi chicks.

In stores now, Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi is a unique take on the traditional Easter bunny and Easter egg, for people who also want to support a great cause. Twenty cents from every Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi sold goes directly to Kiwis for kiwi for the Operation Nest Egg initiative.

This initiative sees vulnerable new-born kiwi raised in a safe environment until they reach a ‘stoat-proof’ weight (around one kilogram), after which they are released into predator-controlled areas to encourage growth and reproduction. These operations are community-led and include monitoring kiwi populations, facilitating breeding programmes, removing predators from kiwi habitats, and raising funds year-round.

Kiwis for Kiwi is an independent charity which aims to protect kiwi and their natural habitat, ensuring our beloved bird flourishes for generations to come. As part of the national Kiwi Recovery Programme, and working alongside the Department of Conservation, their objective is to grow each kiwi species and subspecies population. Operation Nest Egg has been hugely successful in growing kiwi numbers, with around 200 kiwi returned to the wild each year. The operation is on track to help turn the -2% decline in kiwi populations each year into a 2% increase.

The Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi comes in two different flavours: 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk and 50 per cent Dark Chocolate; and in two sizes: 75 grams and 150 grams. The flavours are distinguished by the printed egg; blue for Creamy Milk and red for Dark Chocolate.

With only a limited number of Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi available, Chocolate Lovers are encouraged to get in quick to enjoy this unique kiwi treat for Easter and support Kiwis for kiwi.

As of 2022 Whittaker’s has been awarded the ‘Green Egg/Golden Egg’ award in leading international NGOs’ ‘Easter Scorecard’ for the third year in a row for its commitment to producing its world-class chocolate ethically and sustainably.

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