5 ways to celebrate International Chocolate Day
Australians are the Augustus Gloop’s of chocolate eaters. We’d certainly give Willy Wonka’s hapless competition winner a run for his money, with our chocolate consumption continually on the rise, we’re eating chocolate at least once every month (or every day about 3pm).
To celebrate International Chocolate Day (13 September, 2016), we’ve compiled five of the top chocolate experiences to be had in Queensland.
1. Indulge without the calories by dialing in a Ripple Chocolate Massage for yourself or a loved one to experience lush chocolate oil, warmed on your body, in the most decadent of beauty treatments. Ripple Mobile Massage therapists will come to you anywhere on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Brisbane.
2. Go for something much healthier and 100-per-cent natural by sampling Black Sapote (otherwise known as chocolate pudding fruit) at Cape Trib Farm Stay in Tropical North Queensland. This amazing fruit is delicious eaten fresh or used as a chocolate substitute in recipes.
3. You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted a Dello Mano brownie – just ask Ashton Kutcher who phoned in an order to be flown to Paris for his birthday. It’s not just the decadent brownie flavours that have people flocking to their market stalls and café in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for the beautifully wrapped, handmade treats; cookies, truffles and chocolate spread are also on the menu.
4. If you like your chocolate with a little extra kick, settle in for the afternoon with a cup of Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate at The Silva Spoon in Cotton Tree, on the Sunshine Coast. They also serve up Chocolate Chai as well as 88 varieties of teas, including a range of chocolate teas, alongside their delicious coffee and desserts.
5. Forget Willy Wonka, Queensland has its own chocolate factory pumping out the sweet stuff. Hailing from markets at Noosa, Noosa Chocolate Factory became famous for giant slabs of rocky road and chocolate-covered treats. Get your fix at The Dark Chocolatier on Adelaide Street in Brisbane City.
More ways to celebrate with chocolate
- Devour this Chocoholics Guide to Brisbane.
- Explore the process of chocolate making from estate to plate with Sweet Farm Tours in the Daintree.
- Out of Mission Beach, you can also experience that ‘Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar’ process with Charlie’s Chocolate Tour.
- Try the newest brownie craze, I Heart Brownies, in Fortitude Valley’s Bakery Lane or Wintergarden in Brisbane City.
- Hunt down the Chocolate Komberry Co food truck at Brisbane’s Eat Street Markets for Cadbury Chocolate coated Cronuts.