Paua and coconut chocolate

00:55, Feb 26 2013
Sam Wallace
Sweet start to the week: TVNZ weatherman Sam Wallace visited Kaikoura on Monday to check out some unusual ideas for a chocolate bar.

Kaikoura kids got the unusual treat of chocolate for breakfast on Monday morning when the TVNZ Breakfast crew rolled into town as part of their nationwide tour with Cadbury's chocolate.

A group of hardy souls braved the early start to join weatherman Sam Wallace at the seal colony, get their faces on TV and be in to win a year's supply of chocolate. They also brought along some unusual ingredients for the Cadbury's chocolate challenge.

As one might expect, crayfish and paua were both on the menu and four different chocolate bars were invented on the day thanks to the imagination of Kaikoura residents: caramelised pear, paua and coconut; crayfish and lemon; lollies and lavender; and roasted walnuts and marshmallows.

Sam Wallace
TVNZ Breakfast weatherman Sam Wallace in Kaikoura

While all of the bars actually tasted surprisingly good, the winner of a huge treasure chest of chocolate was down to the luck of the draw, with Haylee Te Huia-Claxton unlocking the supply in the end.


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