Great Lake Hot Chocolate Competition


2024 Contestants

Check out these great local businesses competing for the title of Taupo's Best Hot Chocolate!

Thank you everyone for voting!

We have officially closed the public voting and are now talking with our judging panel. Their point allocations are added to the public vote tallies to find our winner for 2024.

Competition and Voting are from:
Thursday 28th March 9am
through to Tuesday 2nd April 7pm
Winner Announcement Friday 5th April

Voting Section will only appear when it is LIVE


The Tall Poppy Great Lake Taupo Hot Chocolate Competition, is our annual event to discover Taupo's very best Hot Chocolate.
We know the title is a mouthful, but what better thing to put in your belly this Easter weekend!

We encourage you to travel around the fantastic participating cafes and venues, sample their hot chocolate, and then vote for your favourite.

All votes by the public go into the draw for some chocolate prize packs!

New for 2024 is the addition of an "expert" panel of Hot Chocolate lovers who are testing all our entries. Their judging is a weighted result which equates to multiple public votes.

Hall of Fame

2024 Baked with Love

2023 Cafe Lacus

2022 Cafe Lacus

2021 Streetwise Coffee

EF24 Comp Winner