WE don’t think you need a special reason to enjoy chocolate, but this Friday July 7 gives us the perfect excuse to ditch the diet anyway.
It’s World Chocolate Day, so what better time to splash out on some choccies?
Chocolate has been around in various guises for thousands of years but in the last century chocolatiers have taken the sweet treat into the realm of high art.
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Whether your penchant is for milk or dark, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk to the highest of high-end Lindt Berne ($12 a block!!) – Friday is a day when you should enjoy one of mankind’s greatest ever creations.
Here are some of the best chocolate shops in and around Perth, so you can get your choc on this Friday.
A specialty chocolate shop and cafe located within the picturesque Yanchep National Park, Chocolate Drops have been creating unique quality handmade chocolates since 2005. The dark chocolate drops are a highlight, and if white chocolate is your thing be sure to try the dolphins.
Not just a choc shop, Decadent Cs is a fully fledged cafe run by chocolatier Jenny Todd and her husband Neil, while daughter Natarlie Woodman creates amazing custom cakes. The desserts are incredible, and chocolate is a key feature. This is one cafe that more than lives up to its name.
Guylian Cafe has fast become a go-to spot for inner-city choc lovers since opening in May. It offers all of the deluxe chocolate manufacturer’s goodies, including chocolates, cakes, tarts and slices.
Beginning life in Melbourne in 2003, Koko Black has grown to have a presence in Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra and two outlets right here in Perth. With an astounding selection of the very best chocolates, Koko Black – if we may be so bold – offers the most delicious array of hot chocolate blends we’ve ever seen.
A WA staple for years, it’s tough to go past The Margaret River Chocolate Company. As well as the original factory in Margaret River, it has cafes at its factory in Perth’s Swan Valley and in the city, where you can enjoy delicious breakfasts and light lunches as well as a selection of cakes, desserts, chocolate fondues and absolutely stunning hot chocolate.