|Place of origin||New Zealand|
|Main ingredients||Pink or white marshmallow, milk chocolate|
Chocolate fish have a conventional fish-shape and a length of 5 to 8 centimetres. They are made of pink or white marshmallow covered in a thin layer of milk chocolate with the ripples or (scales) on the fish created simply by the fish moving under a blower; this slides the unset chocolate back, creating the illusion of scales on the fish. Several manufacturers make the fish, but the most well-recognised is Cadbury. Smaller, or "fun-sized" variants of the chocolate fish are colloquially referred to as "sprats". For a short period, in the late 1990s - early 2000, there was a Tip Top brand chocolate fish ice-cream.
The Chocolate fish is based on New Zealand's largest freshwater fish, the Giant Kōkopu, which is an endangered species. A portion of each chocolate fish's profit will go towards protecting the Giant Kōkopu.
- "...each presented with a large chocolate fish", 1933, Evening Post
- "I'll Buy You A Chocolate Fish If...", 1973
- "The food we love – the tastes of New Zealanders"
- "...for many years a brand of chocolate fish was known as “Pelorus Jack”.", 1966, A Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
- "...Sir Geoffrey Palmer offered the audience a chocolate fish for anyone who could define privacy.", Privacy Commissioner
- "Chocfishtory". The Chocolate Fish Company. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
- "Marshmallow ice-cream conquered", 04/06/2010, stuff.co.nz
- "The giant kōkopu". The Chocolate Fish Company. Retrieved 2019-01-27.