Five Chocolaterie facts to lead you astray.

I tried to position this destination at mid-morning, to optimise any sampling opportunities that might arise. Only a few minutes out of Healesville, on the Old Healesville Road, lies the Yarra Glen Chocolaterie. What is that? A place where chocolate is made and soldĀ and you will get more than good chocolate.

  1. Great views.cofsdroznor

    Gorgeous ranges roll around the establishment and splashes of art and gardens delight the eye.

 

2. Colour

Most of it is edible or leads to such.

 

3. Chocolate exhibits

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and samples. People took handfuls and came back for more.

 

4. Hot Chocolate with extra chocolate

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the hot chocolate maker’s accoutrement
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whisk the choc chips
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remove some froth
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pour in the melted chocolate
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whisk again
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ready to be devoured

 

5. Ambiance and other trappings for the chocolate-lover

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Chocolate chai was my ‘poison’ with a complimentary shortbread square
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I could have stayed there for hours

Loads of gifts and produce are available and I defy you not to leave with any. Extraordinary varieties and diversions – we even bought chocolate lip gloss for a dieter. Plenty of staff on hand and we went on a Sunday when there was a constant flow of people of all ages.

Many people walked through the vineyards and orchards that the cafe looks out on to. Families played or set out picnic blankets in the sun, creating a festive mood.

Safe, chocolaty travels. Take a hat, but the shopping bag will be supplied.