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5 Best Australian Chocolates You Must Try This Valentine’s Day

Heavenly Chocolatey Delight
Heavenly Chocolatey Delight

Pamper your loved one with a chocolatey surprise! For a heavenly delight, melt into some bliss with the collection of finest chocolates. They are not just made of sugar but are intelligent and balanced combination of cocoa, cocoa butter, and cream with variations. Your loved one and you’ll not worry about calories and sugar with these. Discover and experience the heavenly pleasure this Valentine’s Day.

Here are 5 best Australian chocolates you must dig deep into this time:

Haigh’s Chocolates: Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker since 1915, making finest chocolates. Today, this brand is a national icon and has reputation for creation, innovation and high-quality. They have a rich collection of milk, dark or milk peppermint, truffles and a lot more to offer. Try this year’s Valentine’s Day 2016 themed chocolates from Haigh’s.  

Haigh's Finest Collection of Chocolates
Haigh’s Finest Collection of Chocolates

Daintree Estates: It’s one of the oldest chocolate makers and the only chocolatier to use locally grown cocoa beans, sugar and dairy products for making chocolates. You’ll also find single-origin 70% dark chocolate in its rich assortment.

Daintree Estates
Daintree Estates

Lindt: Discover the world of chocolates, finest of quality, and the best of creation. These chocolates will just melt into your mouth. It has rich collection of different flavours and they are soft, enjoyable, a joy for the senses. Try them out in different varieties like gift boxes, sharing boxes, and blocks and bars.

Smooth Chocolate Making in Lindt Factories
Smooth Chocolate Making in Lindt Factories

Whittaker’s: They have finest collection of thin, finely crafted delights flavoured with nuts, fruits, or simply milk.

Tempting Whittaker’s Chocolates
Tempting Whittaker’s Chocolates

Kennedy and Wilson: Last but not the least, Kennedy and Wilson chocolates offer you a heavenly delight! They are passionate chocolate makers dedicated to produce a chocolate that tastes like a chocolate and not just sugar. These chocolates are a unique combination of cocoa mass, cocoa butter, and cream.

Kennedy and Wilson Scrumptious Chocolates
Kennedy and Wilson Scrumptious Chocolates

 

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The Chocolate Museum, Penang

Last year we went to Malaysia on holiday and randomly discovered a chocolate museum whilst wandering around Georgetown, Penang! Well, you can imagine what a highlight that was for me, no sooner had I seen it and I was in the door. Actually it was more of a shop than a  museum, but it had a small display about how chocolate and coffee is made and with free entry, it was a nice way to spend half an hour. Unsurprisingly due to its tropical climate and location near the equator, both coffee beans and cocoa beans are grown in Malaysia, if you’ve ever tried the local coffee called “kopi” you’ll know how good it is…and it’s even better combined with chocolate!

Switzerland loves chocolateThe display at the museum is quite basic but is colourful and bright using paintings on the wall to show the process. The most interesting thing for me was probably the chart detailing which countries eat the most chocolate (in the form of a bar of chocolate), unsurprisingly chocolate-loving Europeans topped the chart, with Swiss people eating the most, closely followed by Austria and Ireland, whilst us Aussies were somewhere in the middle to lower end of the scale. Talking of scales, Brazilians are easy on theirs because they eat the least, despite producing chocolate, they must be keeping svelte for all those carnivals. The best thing about the museum shop was the free samples, including exotic ones – I liked the chili dark chocolate and tiramasu milk chocolate, but the sesame was good too!