"As a child I was fascinated watching my father make chocolates and pastries. He was a Master Continental Pastry Maker and Chocolatier and won several prizes including 3rd place at the World Cake Decorating competitions," said company founder Bea Stumpel.

"My father was well regarded in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland and upon immigrating to New Zealand he ran a number of very successful businesses producing continental foods and chocolate to loyal clientele."

"Since he passed away in 1995 I have been determined to continue the family tradition. Today is the rekindling of our family tradition."

With the business based on the Kaipara Coast and a full online ordering service available on this site; Simply Delicious is able to offer a variety of high quality chocolates - from Chocolate coffee stirrers to Truffles, Chocolate logs, Chocolate Brittle and a range of other products including one off corporate or special occasion gifts.

Bea's passion for Simply Delicious Chocolate holds no boundaries..