- When: Saturday
- Time: 12pm
- Duration: 1.5–2 hours approximately
- Meeting Place: Outside Haigh’s Chocolates, in The Block Arcade, Melbourne
- Chocolate Tasting Summary: Haigh’s Chocolates, Lindt Chocolate Café, Ganache Chocolate, Reader Feast (Chocolatier Chocolates) and Koko Black (Collins Street, for afternoon tea).
If you love chocolate, this tour is for you! Get in the chocolate mood at lunchtime with Belgian, Swiss and Italian style delicacies, all in our tour.
Note: itinerary may be changed without notice – read moreSome of the places may be temporarily closed for private functions, for renovations or may close down, which are things beyond our control. If there are changes to the meeting place, we always contact our chocoholics. However, we may not have enough time to contact all the tour participants about changes to other tour stops. We do apologise for any inconvenience. If you have specific preferences, please contact us to check your itinerary before the tour date
The tour begins at The Block Arcade, and Haigh’s Chocolates is our first stop. Here we combine delicious tastings with a chat about the history of the Haigh’s family, whose Adelaide factory has delighted chocoholics since 1915.
Our tour continues in the Collins Street area, more specifically in a landmark site that won 2 awards for the most beautiful building in Melbourne in 1930. This was the location selected by Swiss Lindt to open its first Chocolate Café in Melbourne and they will be only too happy to share their chocolate creations.
Just a few steps and we arrive a Ganache Chocolate for a European chocolate experience. Ganache Chocolate offer a wide range of chocolate, patisserie, desserts and gelato. Owner Arno Backes has been passionate about chocolate all his life and with a keen eye for detail; he has devoted himself to creating superb chocolate creations that taste every bit as good as they look!
We now walk to Reader’s Feast Bookstore located in the beautiful, iconic Georges building on Collins Street. By now you may all be inspired to go home and start creating and Bernadette will be only too happy to show you the latest Chocolate and other delicious recipes. While taking in your next chocolate journey we will share some Chocolatier Chocolate with you, the Grisold family have been taking on the Swiss and the Belgians at their own game by creating the finest chocolate novelties here in Melbourne since 1985.
The Paris end of Collins Street is our final destination and home to Koko Black, where we will enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. After more chocolate treats and our favourite drink, let’s relax.
Tour inclusions: All tastings, special offers, Chocoholic Tours bag and morning/afternoon tea
Price: $39 per person
Tour Size: The maximum number is 20 participants (individuals and groups are welcome).
What To Take & Wear: Comfortable shoes, umbrella and bottle of water. Tours occur throughout the year in all weather conditions.
Note: You don’t need to have a group to join us. Due to some stops, the tours are not wheelchair or pram friendly.
Meeting Time: Saturday tours: 11.55am (for a 12pm start)
Meeting Point: Outside Haigh’s Chocolates, in The Block Arcade, Melbourne. Enter the arcade via Collins or Elizabeth Street, and follow the corridor for 30 metres;
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