David Herrick set up Foundry Chocolate after reading about making chocolate on a micro-scale and deciding to give it a whirl. Fast forward a few years, and his chocolate is now netting some big awards: last year he took seven gold, five silver and the Supreme Winner title at the New Zealand Chocolate Awards, he won three silver and a bronze at the Academy of Chocolate's global awards and just last week he won two golds and a silver at the Outstanding NZ Food Producers Awards.
David's little team of "one and a half" is based in Mahurangi, north of Auckland - but his beans come from all over the globe. The ingredients of his chocolate are simple: cacao and organic sugar, but the flavour the beans bring to the chocolate is key. He joins Kathryn for a taste test.