Photo: Chocolate Grazing Table at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
Living in South Australia seems to be better than winning a golden ticket, as our silky chocolate offerings are plentiful, with many amazing chocolate factories, shops, and experiences on offer. If you’re looking for an adult chocolate experience, see our guide on South Australia’s chocolate and wine pairings.
While this list could go on FOR DAYS, here’s a dreamy selection of the biggest and best chocolate experiences on offer – just in time for Easter.
Located in the Barossa Valley region, just outside Tanunda, this ever-growing tourist attraction is surrounded by wonderful vineyards and received Bronze in the 2021 South Australian Tourism Awards for Best Tourist Attraction. Boasting over 250 responsibly sourced white, milk, dark and ruby (ooh la la) chocolate products, the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is sure to be a hit with children and adults alike! If you’re not a chocolate fan, there is an ice creamery serving freshly made gelato with 22 new flavours on offer.
All of the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company’s products are made in the state-of-the-art chocolate kitchen by a team of chocolatiers, where you can also get a sneak peek at how the chocolates are created through their expansive viewing windows.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company offer children’s birthday parties, where they can learn about chocolate, make their own creation to take home, play games and eat lunch!
And for those wanting a slightly more adult experience, the Vineyard Road cellar door, also located at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, offers wine and chocolate pairings.
Stay tuned for information on ‘Kids Easter Workshops’ in our Easter Event Guide.
You’ll find Barossa Valley Chocolate Company at 64 Burings Road, Tanunda 5352
Enjoy a scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills to visit the Melba’s Woodside Chocolate factory and view their extensive range. Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionery is a famous South Australian brand with amazing chocolate range including signature Giant Chocolate Specialities, Cow Pats and Sheep Nuts. Historically, Melba’s operated old heritage chocolate and confectionery making machinery and this continues today allowing visitors to experience the old arts and techniques.
Keep up to date with Melba’s Easter plans, with garden games, food and entertainment aplenty.
Visit Melba’s Chocolate Factory at 22 Henry Street, Woodside South Australia 5244
While Robern Menz may have started as a dried fruit factory 150 years ago, they’ve more recently become known for their amazing chocolate and confectionary, including the famous FruChoc which was first produced in 1948! They’re also the largest manufacturer of Choc Honeycomb in Australia. With four retail outlets in South Australia – Glynde, Hahndorf, McLaren Vale, and Tanunda, and distribution throughout all major retailers, Robern Menz is the proud owner of Australia’s Violet Crumble, which is ranged nationally and exported all over the globe! Head along to any store to check out the full range of Robern & Menz products – along with some tempting new delights, all at factory prices. Tastings and Gift Baskets are also available. Tour Groups welcome.
If you’re after somewhere to supply you with ALL your chocolate making needs, the Adelaide Chocolate Factory is the place you want. It’s Australia’s largest chocolate mould manufacturer and supplier of accessories and chocolate for making your own chocolates at home. Their extensive range of products enable you to make exclusive chocolates for any occasion, including Easter and Christmas. They even supply Cadbury compound buttons for easy melting and moulding. Powder colours, flavouring oils, cream fillings and foil wraps are also for sale at very competitive prices, which will add the finishing touches and give you a professional look to your creations. Instructions are also available to help you get your chocolatier on if you are starting out.
For more info on the Adelaide Chocolate Factory visit https://adelaidechocolatefactory.com.au/
Haigh’s is the oldest family-owned chocolate maker in Australia, and is synonymous with quality South Australian chocolate. Founded over 100 years ago, it’s still going strong today – with 22 retail stores across Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
You can even stop past the Visitor Centre on Greenhill Road, Parkside to see the chocolatiers hard at work. Here you are welcome to take a self-guided factory viewing tour to learn the history of Haigh’s and see first-hand look how they make our chocolates from cocoa beans sourced from plantations around the world.
Haigh’s has gluten free Easter treats, hampers and their renowned chocolate Bilby available this coming Easter.
You can find the Haigh’s Visitor Centre at 153 Greenhill Road, Parkside, South Australia, 5063
Just Bliss is a family-owned business that specialises in creating beautifully crafted chocolates with hand-painted patterns and colours. Based in Gawler Place off Rundle Mall, this boutique chocolatier specialises in gourmet chocolate truffles, chocolate gifts and personalised chocolates. Just check out their Dark Couture Chocolate Collection and try to stop your mouth from watering.
Just Bliss is located at Shop 5/38 Gawler Place, Adelaide
Koko Black arrived in Adelaide in 2014, setting up shop in Adelaide Arcade off Rundle Mall. There you can enjoy daily chocolate sampling, while their team can guide you through the chocolate journey. With over 100 chocolates and counting – the Koko Black range is complex, indulgent and always adventurous. Originating from the finest Belgian couverture chocolate, each individual chocolate is meticulously handcrafted in Melbourne, using premium natural ingredients. They are a proudly Australian company and strive to use local ingredients in their chocolate, such as Tasmanian leatherwood honey and Australian grown nuts.
Koko Black is located at Shop 50-52, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide
Beautifully handcrafted artisan chocolates made using the finest Belgian chocolate and local ingredients from South Australia. Steven is always adding new and exciting flavours to his popular collection. If liquid chocolate is more your style, Steven offers a wide range of hot chocolates including, hazelnut praline, Spanish spices, Aztec chilli, mint and new flavour French Earl Grey.
185 King William Rd, Hyde Park SA 5061
This chocolate cafe and dessert bar nestled in Stirling in the Adelaide Hills, pride themselves on using single origin cocoa beans to produce their chocolates, and their modern twists on classic chocolate. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, a hot chocolate or artisan chocolates, Red Cacao has it all.
Shop 3, 41 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling
Four Winds Chocolate out at Willunga crafts chocolates, cakes and patisseries from their home base, set against the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula backdrop. Their family run shop is only open on Saturdays, so make life a little bit sweeter and stock up while you still can!
30 High St, Willunga SA 5172
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, serve cakes and patisseries and offer breakfast and light lunch at some locations.
Blacegirdle’s is located at Blackwood, Cross Road, Glenelg, Marion, McLaren Vale.
Adelaide Central Market favourites Providore have been delighting customers with their creations (& their Belgian chocolate fountain) for years. In fact, they are one of the longest running stalls in the market! Discover a huge array of sweet treats including muffins, slices, cakes, croissants, biscuits, ice cream and whole cakes. There are even gluten free, dairy free and vegan options. Coming up to Easter, they offer a huge array of treats that will put a smile on anyone’s face.
Stall 66, Adelaide Central Market, Gouger Street, Adelaide
Located at the Vineyard Road Cellar Door at Langhorne Creek, Fleurieu Chocolate Company is the sister company of the popular Barossa Valley Chocolate Company. The sister companies have a sweet link via their Koala Chocolates with Franki the Fleurieu Koala, cousin of Benni the Barossa Koala. The idea behind the Fleurieu Chocolate Company is to give people in the south the opportunity to experience their award-winning chocolate. There is something for the whole family at Vineyard Road Cellar Door, with an abundance of chocolate for the kids and wine for the adults!
Open daily (except Tuesday) from 10am to 5pm.
697 Langhorne Creek Road, Belvidere