When it comes to chocolate, South Australia is spoilt for choice. We have, of course, Haigh’s and Robern Menz creating amazing take-home chocolate goodness, which has earned them a special place in our hearts (and stomachs), and now we even have the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, which is basically a winery and chocolate factory rolled into one. Our State’s sweet tooth is evident, which makes the Warradale Hotel’s giant chocolate fountain, just more proof, that SA isn’t just about its gin and wine.
When we first discovered this towering half milk chocolate, half dark chocolate fondue fountain about two years ago, it was the largest one like it, in the Southern Hemisphere.
Fast forward to today, and while there may be some new competition kicking around, we haven’t heard about it, and can’t find any information about it, so we’ll sit content with the knowledge, that it’s probably still the biggest player on this side of the globe.
Standing tall, and circulating the best of Belgium quality chocolate through its formidable structure, the fountain goes through an average of 15 litres of milk chocolate and 10 litres of dark chocolate a week. The fountain itself holds 8 litres of each at one time. Talk about impressive.
Besides being a delicious bit of eye candy for diners to gaze at in the Warradale’s restaurant, the fountain is used in the venue’s delicious desserts, such as their gluten-free affogato and their delicious sundaes.
If you’re feeling like straight fondue, for $16 you can grab a mate and pick your choice of milk or dark chocolate served with fresh seasonal fruits, marshmallows, and golden waffles. Can you feel your tummy grumbling yet?
If you are looking to catch up with some friends over brunch, all hot chocolates and mochas are made even richer and sweeter with a top up from the chocolate fountain too.
Want to see it in action? Here’s the video we made last time we popped in to learn all about this delectable chocolate masterpiece.