Wellington Chocolate

What we do

At Kapiti Chocolate Factory we specialise in producing branded chocolates for businesses, from Real Estate Agents and Hotels to coffee shops and any business wanting to reward their customers with a unique branded product. We also supply the hospitality industry with handmade chocolates such as dessert cups, chocolate spoons and chocolate coffee beans. We work closely with businesses to help them with all their chocolate needs – the possibilities are endless.

60+years of experience

Who we are

Our chocolate makers have over 60 years of combined experience in chocolates. Julie, Willie, Sue and Craig know their chocolate and are passionate about delivering quality products to our customers.  Sue is our demonstration expert and will deliver demonstrations to groups of all ages

Kyrie, our Sales Executive, loves to help customers achieve their dreams with chocolates.  Talk with Kyrie and she can find the best solution for you no matter what you want to achieve.

Louisa and Lauren are our Saturday Retail Assistants, and always very welcoming to our shop customers.

Sarah and James Abaniel are the new owners and purchased the factory in May 2018. They both love chocolate as do their 2 young children. They’re passionate about keeping this icon of Kapiti going and bringing it back to its former glory.


Our History

The chocolate factory has been at the site in Raumati for over 25 years.  Originally started in Masterton by Lenore Nysse, her son, Steve Nysse brought the operation over to Kapiti under the name Nyco Chocolates.

Known for its colourful exterior and the large familiar model train in the factory shop, many Wellingtonians and Kapiti Coasters have fond memories of visiting the factory in their childhood

Nyco Chocolates was bought by Chocolate Brown in 2017 and then sold to Sarah and James and rebranded to Kapiti Chocolate Factory.  Even though it has had a few changes in name and ownership, many of the old recipes and favourites are still made on site today and some of the staff have been there since the first years of operation.

Kapiti Chocolate Factory


5 Lorien Court, Raumati Beach

Open Hours

Mon - Thurs - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday - 10am - 3pm
Sunday - Closed

Kapiti Chocolate Factory | Factory shop located in the Kapiti Coast, Wellington | New Zealand Chocolate Manufacturers
Branded Chocolate | Promotional Chocolate | Wholesale Chocolate | Hospitality Chocolate | Contract Manufacturing