Adelaide’s Best Chocolates, Chocolate Shops & Chocolatiers

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If ever something deserved its own day, chocolate has to be right up there. World Chocolate Day is celebrated on July 7th each year and given Adelaide has so many fantastic purveyors of the sweet cocoa treat, we took one for the team [thats you guys] and volunteered our tastebuds this World Chocolate Day to sample some South Australia’s BEST!

Geez our kids do it tough sometimes don’t they…

Some of these brands/ businesses I’m sure you’re all familiar with, but this list also has a few unrecognised names too, which are just as deserving to be here. Each chocolate that we have tried has a store/s or online stores based right here in Adelaide…. so come on, do your bit to support local this week and get on the chocolate.

Robern Menz

It wouldn’t be a South Aussie chocolate feature without Adelaide’s equal most famous round balls the FruChoc from Robern Menz. Did you know that the FruChoc was first produced in 1948 and they now produce approx 90 million a year!!!
Robern Menz is a family business spanning four generations. It is the parent company to its two famous brand ranges Robern and Menz producing not only the iconic FruChoc but also Crown Mints, JeliChocs, Choccy Snakes, Violet Crumble and Fruit & Nut Chocs. There are now three Menz FruChoc shops in Hahndorf, McLaren Vale and Glynde or you can shop online at 

shop.robernmenz.com.au

Great Southern Chocolates

It is hard to find the words to properly convey how delightful these treats are. If you love a chocolate covered (well…anything) snack, think nuts or apricots or even lolly snakes, then these are for you. Another fabulous local business, which has grown to now have their stock on shelves as far off as northern Queensland, you might have seen these at your local supermarkets and not realised they are from right here in Beverely!

We can’t get enough of these and they are a new staple in our snack basket for those family movie nights.

Shop for these incredible local delights at
www.greatsouthernchocolates.com.au

Addicted to Chocolate

Addicted to Chocolate are an online chocolate shop based in Morphett Vale sourcing the most delicious and high quality chocolate Australia has to offer.

Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory in a box for adults and kids! From chocolate speckles, oversized smarties and did someone say chilli 🌶 chocolate ?! (Yup it’s a thing) oh can’t forget the rocky road …. The secret golden ticket of chocolate 😋
These guys have some fantastic gift packs and some cute personalised products if you’re looking for a unique chocolate gift. We love their “Why I Love Adelaide” jar
You’ll often find them at local markets across Adelaide and regional or you can

Shop online
addictedtochocolate.com.au

Ability Chocolates

Ability Chocolates derives from the word ‘Disability’, remove the ‘dis’ and you create ‘Ability’. Chris & Noel Doecke and their daughter Rachael handmake Rocky Road, Freckles, Mint Crisps, Coffee crunch, Chilli chocs and lots more. You’ll regularly find them at the Barossa Farmers Markets and a Barossa stockists. 

facebook.com/abilitychocolates

Blackeby’s

You woudn’t go to the Adelaide Central Market without a stop at Blackeby’s would you?.

Adelaide’s biggest lolly shop also has LOTS OF CHOCOLATE from all around the world. Your favourite chocolate bars from the USA, England, New Zealand and of course Australia.

Chocolate Twinkie, Taffy, Reese’s, Cadbury, M&M, Kit-Kat, Hershey’s, Milk Duds, Baby Ruth Bar, Butter Fingers Bar, Drumstick chocolate, chocolate freckles and many many more.

You can pop into one of the Blackeby’s stores at, James Place in the city, Tea Tree Plaza, Modbury, and of course their orginal stall in the Adelaide Central Market

Shop online
blackebysweets.com.au

The Cheeky Chocolate Queen

Starting out in 2009, this fabulous SA small business has gone from strength to strength, with their large range of unique chocolates including frogs (65 flavours if you don’t mind!) and a large selection of vegan and gourmet options. With so much variety (1000 moulds to pick from), these are the perfect gift or even for a fundraiser. We loved the unique flavours and the variety that you just won’t find in your generic supermarket range.

Grab an order online at their page at
thecheekychocolatequeen.com.au

Koko Black

When is a chocolate freckle not just a chocolate freckle….? When it’s a Chocolate “Sprinkle” from Koko Black that’s when!

These guys are a national brand and we’re lucky to have our very own store in Adelaide Arcade with alllllll sorts of chocolate for every kind of sweet tooth. We love their cute All Rounds range which is beautifully packaged (as is everything from Koko Black) and the perfect share size, or scoff while watching Netflix size.

Find them in Adelaide Arcade or shop online at
www.kokoblack.com

Haighs Chocolates

The heart of every South Australian holds a special spot for Haigh’s chocolates, Australia’s oldest family owned chocolate maker, creating glorious chocolates since 1915.

There really is something for everyone at Haighs. They have an entire collection of chocolate frogs, chocolate speckles are an all time favourite, chocolate truffles, chocolate bars, blocks and tablets, chocolate covered fruit and an artisan range that includes flavour combos like finger lime, dark davidson plum and cardamom.

With 7 stores across South Australia including the visitor Centre at Parkside where you can book in for a tour.

Or shop online at 
haighschocolates.com.au

Bracegirdle’s

Did you know S.A’s very own Bracegirdle’s is Australia’s most awarded artisan chocolatier?

There was truly something for everyone. With a Signature Collection box that the adults craved, to the the Milk Fairy Freckles and Honeycomb block which the kids completely devoured…. we LOVED our little selection of Bracegirdle’s chocolate.
The Bush Plum Chocolate too was a thoughtful twist on Aussie foods, especially well timed with NAIDOC week – just superb. Yum!!

You can pop into one of their 5 cafes across the state at Blackwood, Glenelg, Marion, Clarence Gardens or McLaren Vale to sample their delicious handmade chocolates, decadent desserts and delicious coffees.
O
r shop online
bracegirdles.com.au

Geraldton Hill

Take a look at the detail on these gorgeous looking treats! How talented is the delightful Lynn from Geraldton Hill, who is the sole force behind the delicious artisan toffees and sweets. Based out of Ashford, you are best to give Lynn a call or DM her on insta to place your order, which taste every bit as awesome as they look. A proudly South Aussie company, these are perfect for gifts or to satisfy that chocolate craving.

Grab your order at
geraldtonhill.com.au

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

With over 250 chocolates in their range, you will be just about guaranteed to find something that takes your fancy. We only tried about 5 different types of their choccie range, but loved them all! By those odds, we reckon we would get around their entire range and the next time we are in Tanunda, we will be making a stop at their store for an absolute chocolate experience. We just found these to be simply sensational, with the whole fam loving them.

Have a look at the photos of the purpose built choclate consumption arena, with spectacular views and to-die-for treats. To be honest after trying a sampling of these at home, we are just dying to take a drive to the Barossa and check out every thing they have to offer.

Check out their website at
www.barossavalleychocolates.com.au

What’s On for World Chocolate Day 2022

What better way to celebrate World Chocolate Day, than a visit up to Melba’s Chocolates in Woodside! Watch them make all their delicious treats, pick up all your favourites, indulge in one of their Chocolate Marshmallow Dipper Cups and even enjoy a deliciously warming FREE Hot Chocolate! Choose from either Milk, White or Dark Chocolate, add your favourite flavour and enjoy your delightfully delicious Hot Chocolate on Melba’s!

Simply visit their Factory between 9 am to 4:30 pm on the 7th of July for your FREE World Chocolate Day Hot Chocolate! 

Melba’s Chocolate Factory | 22 Henry Street, Woodside
www.melbaschocolates.com.au/whats-on-at-melbas-chocolates

Exclusive World Chocolate Day Desserts available at Rezz

What do you get when two iconic South Australian family businesses team up? A delicious, exclusive dessert menu to kick-start World Chocolate Day! From the 7th of July, the day on which chocolate is celebrated worldwide, three FruChocs-inspired dishes will grace Rezz Hotel’s menu. A Chocolate Molten Cake, Chocolate Mousse and a serve of Authentic Spanish Churros, each featuring a delicious FruChocs flavour twist. YUM!

Haighs Garden Hot Chocolate at Marion Hotel

Head to the Marion Hotel this winter and enjoy their Garden Hot Chocolate and Drinks Menu (featuring Haighs Chocolates)

Delicious Desserts including:

  • Haigh’s White & Milk Chocolate Brownie
  • Haigh’s Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Truffles
  • Haigh’sMilk Chocolate Turkish Delight

OR warm up with your choice of Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Shake or Mochatini. Over 18’s may want to add Kahlua, Frangelico or Baileys – YUM!

Winter Wonderland – Wednesday June 15 – Wednseday July 27

Click here for more info

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