You can now experience Melba’s Chocolate Factory in two fantastic, picturesque locations – their original factory in Woodside in the Adelaide Hills, and now in Angaston in the beautiful Barossa Valley!

Melbas Chocolates in Woodside, Adelaide Hills

Melba’s Chocolate Factory is located just past the main shopping area of Woodside, about 40mins east of Adelaide in the Adelaide Hills. It is a great place to take the family on a day trip or main destination around which to plan a few hours in the Hills one day.

When we were kids I spent a LOT of time helping myself to the samples at Melba’s as my sister used to ride horses at one of the nearby properties and I had a lot of spare time to kill in the area. I was always fascinated to watch the process of making the chocolate, toffee traffic lights and other delicious goodies (the samples were an added bonus!).

The current site is known as ‘Heritage Park’ and houses Melba’s Chocolate Factory and a range of other cottage industries such as the next door Cheese Factory, so there really is something for everyone here. The factory has been transformed into a large emporium styled confectionery factory shop with its heritage equipment making delicious old fashioned treats. This is a centerpiece for 5 different rooms, where various manufacturing processes can be viewed. These are the Chocolate Room, Depositing Room, Packing Room, Panning Room & Toffee Room.

In School Holidays, Long Weekends and for special events, Melba’s bring in food trucks and kids activities such as giant games, face painting and balloon twisting, so you really can make a day of it!

Melba’s Chocolate Factory is a pretty cool destination in it’s own right and a great place to visit with the family. When you’re in the area, you should also check out a few of the other places around to make a full day outing – some of our favourites including Barrister’s Block Winery just across the road, Olive Branch cafe and playspace in Balhannah, the Balhannah Playground and Beerenberg Farm.

Find Melba’s Woodside at 22 Henry St, Woodside, South Australia.

Melba’s Chocolates in Angaston, Barossa Valley

Opening in March 2024, Melba’s newest site in Angaston in the wine region of the Barossa Valley is a must visit!

Taking up residency in the Gawler Park site, the new Angaston site boasts Melba’s already vast range of chocolate and confectionery with the addition of an extensive dessert bar offering with their delicious creamy chocolate on tap, an Ice Cream Bar with a wide range of Melba’s toppings, their famous hot chocolates, fondue, milkshakes, coffees and more. They also have a range of savoury options available.

Those familiar with the site will know the beautiful grounds and large grassed area. Melba’s have breathed new life into the space with family-friendly activities, seasonal events, and School Holiday entertainment.

Tom Foristal, Managing Director of Melba’s Chocolates and Confectionery had this to say about their exciting expansion – “Ever since I was a boy heading to the Riverland via the Barossa, I’ve loved Angaston. When the opportunity came up, I was over the moon at the prospect of Melba’s becoming part of that community, especially given the ties to our Woodside Factory. Being neighbours with Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, Yalumba, is very special too. The Gawler Park site suits us to a tee and I’m sure we will put lots of sweet smiles on faces young and old.”

Stepping into the new Angaston site, it just feels like Melba’s. All of your favourite chocolates and lollies are there, along with a homage to the chocolate making process at their Woodside factory and tributes to some of the world’s most famous chocolatiers.

The on-site dessert bar is the PERFECT drawcard for families (or bribe for any kids that have had to sit through wine tasting in the Barossa!). You can purchase scoops of ice cream (big thumbs up for local fave Golden North Ice Cream!), then choose to add flavoured topping or sweet treats made by Melba’s. Our little taste tester went for Bubblegum and Mango scoops, topped with warm milk chocolate, sour worms, gummy bears and sprinkles – any kids dream!

We took it outside to enjoy under the umbrellas at the picnic tables while we played lawn games between scoops. Couple this with a coffee or cool drink and maybe a savoury option, it would be easy to spend a whole day here. You can also BYO picnic and rugs/ chairs – Melba’s have worked hard to create a family friendly vibe and we think they have nailed it.

School holidays and long weekend/ special events at Melba’s in the Barossa will see them bring in food trucks and plenty of kids entertainment too – we can’t wait!

Find Melba’s Barossa Valley at 29 Valley Road, Angaston, South Australia.

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