Presenting…*drum roll*…chocolate butter.
This creation comes straight out of New Zealand’s Lewis Road Creamery. The company’s ingenious creation is made with Whittaker’s (another New Zealand brand whose chocolate is also used in the Lewis Road’s chocolate milk) 72% dark Ghana chocolate. The butter is ready to spread on toast, croissants, waffles, and even steak (yes, chocolate has delicious savory possibilities).
Lewis Road Creamery founder Peter Cullinane tells Dairy Reporter the first batch was successfully tested on croissants.
A comment on the company’s Facebook page refers to the price of each pot as $9 NZD (about $6.43 USD) and Lewis Road Creamery replies, “[…]we realise it’s not cheap! However, quality is our focus, and our Chocolate Butter is made with NZ’s best butter and NZ’s favourite chocolate. We wanted to avoid loading up our chocolatey spread with palm oil, sugar and other artificial ingredients, as we truly believe Kiwis deserve the best dairy products! The raw quality ingredients do cost more, and we hope this makes sense.:)”
Though there is no mention of the United States, the UK and Australia are both “potential markets for the product.” Until that glorious day arrives, the world outside of New Zealand can only dream and drool.