South Islanders will finally be able to buy the hit, sugar-laden beverage Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk from September following serious production and distribution upgrades.
The drink launched in the North Island last year and was a runaway success, with locals enjoying the blend of Lewis Road's whole milk and Whittaker's five-roll refined Creamy Milk chocolate.
Lewis Road Creamery founder Peter Cullinane says the drink will be available in South Island stores from September 2, and the company will also be introducing two brand new flavours of milk nationwide on the same date.
"We receive daily requests from dozens of eager South Islanders wanting to know when our chocolate milk will be coming," he says.
"We want to thank mainlanders for their patience as we've been expanding our production capacity and working through the logistics of distributing our chocolate milk throughout the length and breadth of the country."
The sugary favourite will come with a RRP of $6.49 for 750ml bottles and $3.69 for 300ml bottles.