In absolutely devastating news Whittaker’s Hazella chocolate is running low on stock, and now it’s affecting our other favourite Whittaker's blocks too!
Hazella chocolate was released by the NZ chocolatiers last month and instantly won hearts all over Aotearoa.
So much so that a Whittaker’s spokesperson has said the demand for the hazelnut was higher than expected.
She said the chocolate block is “currently out-of-stock across some retailers due to the unprecedented demand.”
The spokeswoman also revealed that because the Hazella blocks were made on the same production line as other Whittaker’s flavours, all of the chocolate blocks have been affected.
“This has had an impact on stock levels overall, but everything should be back to normal soon... We are making lots more and will have it out to retail outlets as soon as possible.”
If that wasn’t already upsetting, we shared the news with you earlier this month that the chocolatiers have increased the prices of their products as it is the only option for the company to keep producing quality choc.
Whittaker's then went into detail as to why, writing: “Our costs have steadily continued to rise over the last year and cutting those costs with lesser quality ingredients is never an option for us, as we hope you’ll understand. ”
Let's just all avoid the 'panic buying' of Hazella, and hope that more stock comes out as soon as possible!