The production of Pineapple Lumps and other Kiwi treats will shift to Australia early next year, Cadbury has confirmed.
The chocolate treats were made in Dunedin at the Cadbury factory, which is due to close next year.
A last-ditch bid was launched to keep the manufacture of the quintessential Kiwi treats in Dunedin.
The factory was an icon in the city for more than 130 years, and has been producing chocolate for Cadbury for more than 80 years.
Cadbury confirmed its iconic Kiwi confectionery products, such as Pineapple Lumps and Jaffas, will be made in Australia.
No local manufacturer was found to take on production of the products when the factory, owned by Mondelēz International, closes in March.
The food giant said it would make an exception for Jaffas and Pineapple Lumps if a manufacturer could be found in New Zealand.
Mondelēz New Zealand head James Kane says the technology and production processes were too hard to match.
He says the sweets would be made to the same taste and quality standards as now.
Production of the products will shift to Australia early next year.