Whittaker’s offers once in a lifetime experience this Easter

Whittaker’s is once again teaming up with Kiwis for kiwi this Easter, but this time one lucky Whittaker’s Chocolate Lover will win the unique experience of naming and releasing a baby kiwi into one of New Zealand’s protected kiwi sites, as well as a year’s supply of Whittaker’s delicious chocolate.

The Great Kiwi Weight & Date Debate competition encourages Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers who purchase a Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi to predict the gender, weight and birth date of a kiwi, due to hatch around Easter time. The Whittaker’s Chocolate Lover with the most accurate guess will be the winner.

The competition runs from now until the kiwi egg hatches, and all Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers need to do to enter is visit Whittaker’s Facebook page to fill out the entry form, with their product barcode handy.

Everyone who purchases a Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi will also be supporting the Kiwis for kiwi Operation Nest Egg initiative, with 20 cents from each Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi sold going directly to the charity.

Kiwis for kiwi is an independent charity which aims to protect kiwi and their natural habitat, ensuring the species flourishes for generations to come. The Operation Nest Egg initiative sees vulnerable new-born kiwi raised in a safe environment until they reach a ‘stoat-proof’ weight (around one kilogram), after which they are released into predator-controlled areas to encourage growth and reproduction. These operations are community-led and include monitoring kiwi populations, facilitating breeding programmes, removing predators from kiwi habitats, and raising funds year-round.

Photo: Holly Whittaker & Michelle Impey

Whittaker’s Marketing Manager, Jasmine Currie, said, “We are excited to be offering such a special and unique opportunity for one of our Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers, and to once again be supporting Kiwis for kiwi and the Operation Nest Egg initiative.

“Over the last two years, Whittaker’s donations have helped save over 130 kiwi chicks through Operation Nest Egg. We are committed to donating another $80,000 this year, which will save around 65 more.”

The Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi comes in two different flavours: 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk and 50% Dark Chocolate; and in two sizes: 75 grams and 150 grams.

In stores nationwide now, Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi is a unique take on the traditional Easter bunny and Easter egg, for people who want to both support a great cause and be in to win a once in a lifetime kiwi experience.

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