Author: Kamilya Nelson
You probably don’t need an excuse to indulge in chocolate, but if you are looking for one, we are here to help! This Sunday is World Chocolate Day, possibly the best day of the year after Christmas and Squirrel Appreciation Day – a day dedicated to all sorts of cocoa-based goodies. Lucky for us, WA is home to an impressive and eclectic range of chocolatiers, sure to satisfy all of our chocolate cravings. Here are some of our top picks!
Picture Tiffany’s & Co but instead of the jewels, the display cabinet is filled with gorgeous, perfectly crafted chocolates – and there are over 100 to choose from! Let’s not forget their luxurious chocolatey desserts and beverages such as their velvety crème brulee hot chocolate. Conveniently, you can find Koko Black at two locations: on William Street in the CBD and at Claremont Quater. A fitting venue for a celebratory chocolate or two to mark the day, we think!
Sue Lewis Chocolatier
Using ethically sourced, local and seasonal products in her handmade creations, Sue Lewis has been a favourite for chocolate lovers since her days at the Subiaco Farmers Market. Having opened up a shop in the State Buildings, you can now get your hands on a box of Sue’s chocolate truffles right in the heart of the city. With delicate infusions of everything from saltbush caramel to lemon myrtle, there is something to speak to every chocolate lover’s palate.
Tucked away just off Pinjarra Road is Mandurah’s very own café come chocolate factory, the Decadent C’s (Chocolate, Cake and Coffee). At this family-owned gem, everything is created onsite by the talented chocolatier and patisserie chef, Natalie Woodman. Peek through the tall glass window inside the store to catch the chocolate making process as it unfolds!
Margaret River Chocolate Factory
Pay a visit to this iconic chocolate factory’s Murray Street store to sample their range of award-winning chocolate and gourmet products all the way from Margaret River. Choose from their selection of over 200 chocolates, which includes their new creamy maple & bacon truffles. For all the vegetarian chocoholics out there, no need to worry about missing out — the bacon flavour in these tasty treats is made using smoked almonds.
Fremantle-based chocolatier Gabriel Chocolate is all about quality. Their chocolate is made at their Yallingup-based factory using only the finest raw cacao beans sourced from diverse corners of the world. If dark chocolate is your thing, brace yourself for the darkest dark you’ve ever tasted (99% cacao to be exact). There is also plenty of adventurous options for lovers of milk chocolate, such as creamy mocha and milky mint, to name a few.
San Churros Chocolateria
With stores scattered across WA, San Churros are the perfect end to any evening. Their crispy golden Spanish doughnuts (a.k.a. churros) are irresistible when dipped in their smooth melted chocolate. The popular Spanish chocolateria has also been busy experimenting with the newest and rosiest chocolate on the market – the Ruby! Enjoy this rich and fruity flavour in a truffle, a creamy Ruby shake or as a dip to go with your churros and strawberries.