Valentine’s Day may be long gone but for all us chocolate lovers out there, consuming copious amounts of chocolate doesn’t really need an excuse.
So if you’re one to include a block of choc in your weekly grocery shopping list or have a tendency to treat yourself to a daily dose of cocoa, this one’s for you.
We explored Australia’s longstanding love affair with chocolate, percolating through the sunny coasts of Queensland to the urban streets of Melbourne. Here’s your golden ticket to the land down under’s best chocolatiers.
Readers beware— the following content may induce severe chocolate cravings.
Images Mörk Chocolate
Coffee and chocolate is one of the best combinations of all time, and any Melburnian chocaholic will readily rave about Mörk Chocolate Brew House’s decadent chocolate creations. Mörk, meaning ‘dark’ in Swedish, is a fitting name for this specialty chocolate shop and brewery, offering four rich blends with ingredients expertly sourced from Venezuela, Ghana and West Java. They also have an endless supply of hand-crafted pralines, pastries, and other desserts to go with the best cup of hot choc you’ll ever sip on.
Be sure to check out their insta-famous Campfire Chocolate— hot chocolate served with a smoke-fogged stemless wine glass, a mini beaker of hot chocolate, smoked sea salt and toasted marshmallow.
150 Errol St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051
+61 3 9328 1386
Tues to Sun: 9am – 5pm
Expert chocolatier Jin Sun Kim works her magic at Kakawa Chocolate’s brick-and-mortar store in Darlinghurst, New South Wales. Her hand-dipped chocolate concoctions can make any chocolate lover swoon. Their selection of handmade pralines and truffles just look too pretty to eat (well, almost).
147 William St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
+61 2 9331 8818
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 6.30pm
Sat: 9am – 4.30pm
Images Pana Chocolate
This one’s for the vegans and lactose-intolerant chocoholics out there who’ve been struggling to satiate their chocolate cravings. Pana Chocolate bars are made from raw and organic, vegan-friendly ingredients, and aims to be as good for you as it is for the planet. For an early Easter treat, Pana Chocolate makes Easter hampers stocked with chocolate bunnies, our cherry solid choc eggs, hot chocolate mix, Easter oranges, cranberry and almond ganache, and their signature choccie bars.
491 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121
+61 1300 717 488
Mon to Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 11am – 4pm
Gabriel Chocolate is Western Australia’s first bean to bar chocolate makers and they have won multiple awards for their chocolate. They also have two cafes, one of which is near the vineyard region (what’s better than wine and chocolate!?), so be sure to visit when you’re in the area. As one reviewer said, “Visited once, had the chocolate brownie, then went back the next 3 days in a row!”
+61 8 9430 6328
Images New Farm Confectionery
This quaint shop in New Farm, Queensland is a one-stop-shop for all things sweet. Their inventory of artisan handmade mouth-watering classics include hazelnut and dark chocolate brittle, salted caramel lollipops, and their signature dark chocolate honeycomb (be still my heart)! To top it off, these chocolate goodies are made from couverture chocolate and are 100% preservative-free.
Stalk the choc on their Instagram— these guys really know how to make chocolate look picture-perfect and irresistibly good.
14 Barker St, New Farm QLD 4005
+61 7 3139 0964
Images Jasper and Myrtle
Canberra based luxury chocolate brand Jasper and Myrtle source their beans from all the chocolate capitals of the world – Peru, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam. With a focus on natural ingredients and being free of artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, these award-winning chocolates are esteemed and very much coveted (check out their beautiful packaging too!).
Unit 9, Building 3.1, 1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick
Images Bahen & Co.
Made from ethically sourced cacao beans and traditional manufacturing processes, Bahen & Co’s chocolate is as simple as it is beautiful. Owner and former wine maker John Bahen raises the level of bean-to-bar production by using a 1930 roaster, a 1910 chocolate machine, and cacao from Madagascar, PNG, Brazil, and Vanuatu.
These delectable stone-grown chocolate bars are dressed up in whimsical insta-worthy print packaging that’s almost too pretty to tear.
135 Puzey Road, Yallingup, WA 6282
+61 8 9757 1034
Images Monsieur Truffe
With 13 years under their belt, Monsieur Truffe has grown in leaps and bounds due to the sheer quality of their chocolate. Try their famous hot chocolate at the famed East Elevation cafe in Brunswick and be wowed by their organic chocolate offerings that include original limited edition flavours such as 65% Dark Chocolate with Rum and Raisin.
This delightful brand often collaborates with local artists and businesses and their chocolate is hand-wrapped in sustainable and recycled packaging. Talk about a business with soul!
351 Lygon St, East Brunswick
+61 3 9380 4915
Images Noosa Chocolate Factory
This Queensland sweet-tooth favourite has infiltrated Brisbane CBD with stores taking over our streets, hearts, and bellies. Proudly Australian, this chocolate company makes their melt-in-your-mouth confections from locally sourced ingredients. Try their chocolate-coated young Queensland ginger, white chocolate covered Bowen Mango macadamias and their freshly made rocky road slices.
Noosa Chocolate Factory may not have an online shop but our Aussie Boxers are more than happy to pop in-store to ShopandBox your chocolate hankerings. Head on over to their Instagram for more eye-candy.
156 Adelaide St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
+61 1300 720 668
Mon to Sat: 7am – 7pm
Sun: 7.30am – 6pm
Koko Black has multiple stores across Australia with lounges where you can sit down to eat delicious desserts and drink the most decadent Belgium hot chocolate you’ll ever try (we recommend you try the Chilli Hot Choc for a thrilling kick to your taste buds). Established in 2001, this chocolate brand started in Melbourne and has over 100 types of chocolate made from Belgian couverture chocolate with local accents like Tasmanian leatherwood honey and Australian grown nuts.
If you want to gift someone with something special, try best-sellers like Hazelnut Crisp, Macadamia & Wattleseed and Apple Pie Moonshine.
In love with the cocoa? Satiate your cravings and ShopandBox the best chocolates with our friendly team of Australian Boxers.
Featured image New Farm Confectionery
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