World Chocolate Day is Friday 7 July, which means that it’s time to shred your diet plan for this week and indulge in some beautiful South Australian chocolate. I have selflessly sacrificed myself to bring Glam Adelaide readers a guide to the best of what SA has to offer.
Bracegirdle’s House of Fine Chocolate is one of Adelaide’s classic chocolate cafes, opening in 2005. They make a mean hot chocolate, incredible handcrafted chocolates and they even created a pair of CHOCOLATE STILETTOS for Lady Gaga when she was in town. If it’s good enough for Gaga…
Chocolat @ No. 5 in Hahndorf is one of the suburb’s best-kept secrets. The self-proclaimed “chocolaterie and wafflerie” sits down the end of Hahndorf’s main street and the menu is every sugar addict’s dream come to life. Real hot chocolate with Belgian sugar waffles? Yes please.
Cocolat has seven SA locations, including an artisan kitchen in Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills where chocolatiers and bakers create the indulgent desserts and chocolates the company is renowned for. Check out their speciality cakes – Wild Thing and Bailey’s Embrace will send you to chocolate heaven.
Four Winds Chocolate out at Willunga is worth the drive just for the chocolate itself. Four Winds crafts chocolates, cakes and patisseries from their home base, set against the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula backdrop. The shop is only open on weekends though, so stock up while you still can!
Haigh’s Chocolates is synonymous with quality South Australian chocolate. Haigh’s was founded over 100 years ago, and is still going strong today – with 15 retail stores across Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. You can even stop past the Visitor’s Centre on Greenhill Road, Parkside to see the chocolatiers hard at work. My personal favourite: milk chocolate scorched almonds – yum!
Just Bliss Chocolates is a family-owned business that specialises in creating beautifully crafted chocolates with all sorts of patterns and colours. Based in Gawler Place off Rundle Mall, this boutique chocolatier definitely creates some of the prettier chocolates on the market. Just check out their Dark Couture Chocolate Collection and try to stop your mouth from watering.
Red Cacao Chocolatier is a chocolate cafe and dessert bar nestled in Stirling in the Adelaide Hills. Red Cacao pride themselves on using single origin cocoa beans to produce their chocolates, and their modern twists on classic chocolate.
Robern Menz is most famous for their Menz FruChocs – the perfect cinema snack. FruChocs were awarded Icon status in South Australia by the National Trust in 2005, so surely it would be un-South Australian not to indulge in a few on World Chocolate Day.
Steven ter Horst Chocolatier is a chocolate cafe on Rundle Street that serves coffee, cakes and most importantly, incredible loose chocolates and truffles. His handcrafted chocolates are so renowned that later this month Hawkers Beer are collaborating with Steven to create assorted beer flavoured chocolates.