Australian confectioner Yowie Group is to begin manufacturing production of its chocolate eggs in Florida later this month.

In an update on its website, the company said chocolate had been delivered to the Port Jacksonville facility in addition to capsules containing Yowie limited-edition collectables.

Over the next two weeks, Yowie said the Florida plant will receive delivery of all first order Yowie packaging materials. A North America sales, marketing and logistics team have also been recruited and negotiations with retail traders commenced in September, Yowie said.

"Yowie planned progress towards the launch of the Yowie brand in the US market remains on schedule together with Yowie Group Ltd's strategy and commitment to becoming a respected and successful global brand company," said chairman Wayne Loxton.

Yowie also "remains committed" to plans for further expansion into South East Asia, where it says awareness of its brands is "strong".