October 20, 2005
I’m a new member from Australia. I know the reviews here tend to be for specific chocolates, but I just wanted to point out some of the places worth trying if you are ever in Melbourne, Australia.
Chocolate Shops – City-based
[url]http://haighschocolates.com.au[/url] Based in Adelaide, where you can visit the factory a short distance from the city center, but has 5 Melbourne stores. Be sure to visit the Melbourne flagship store in Block Arcade. Best known for their chocolate frogs and drinking chocolate.
[url]http://www.kokoblack.com[/url] One of Melbourne’s newest chocolate stores. Watch the chocolatiers at work through the glass walls and try some of the exquisite truffles. Also serve some amazing hot chocolates in their chocolate room upstairs.
[url]http://www.maxbrenner.com.au[/url] Internationally recognised and the Melbourne stores are no different. Great chocolates, chocolate inspired drinks and chocolate-inspired food – such as chocolate pizza!
October 20, 2005
Chocolate Shops – Suburban and Country-based
[Como Center – corner of Toorak and Chapel Streets, Melbourne] Exquisite New Zealand made chocolates right in the heart of Melbourne’s South Yarra nightspot. Perfect place to grab a few chocolates to have after dinner out on the town.
[url]http://www.hahndorfs.com.au[/url] As the name suggests, German-inspired chocolates that can be enjoyed with a well brewed coffee or hot chocolate. Particularly well known for their truffles and based in four Melbourne suburbs.
[url]http://users.netconnect.com.au/~jen.chris[/url] Located 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne near the country retreat of Daylesford. Does a superb selection of Belgium-inspired chocolates using locally produced ingredients and fruit.