Brisbane’s Best Chocolate for World Chocolate Day

Sweet tooths, chocoholics and dessert lovers rejoice, World Chocolate Day is here again! This delicious day occurs globally every year as a celebration of the consumption of chocolate. The celebration occurs on the 7th of July, which is claimed to be the date chocolate was introduced to Europe some 467 years ago! So, to help you celebrate, we’ve put in the hard work to bring you Brisbane’s Best Chocolate for World Chocolate Day.

With such a special day, it calls for some specialty chocolates. Not the kind you buy in the supermarkets, mass-produced or made and packaged weeks or maybe even months before it makes it into your hot little hands.

After researching numerous top lists, reviews and a little personal taste-testing (someone had to do it!), we’ve determined the cream of the crop when it comes to Brisbane’s best chocolate. Prepare to have your mouth watering and your tummy rumbling!

 

Here are Brisbane’s Best Chocolate for World Chocolate Day.

 

31 Degrees Custom Chocolates

Brisbane's Best Chocolate

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31 Degrees Custom Chocolates brings European style chocolates to Brisbane, using premium, locally sourced ingredients. The name comes from the working temperature for tempered couverture, specifically dark couverture, 31 degrees.

Set up in its Woolloongabba location nearly a year ago, it has become a popular chocolatier through its delicious range of gourmet chocolates. These exquisite chocolates are hand made in small batches, pairing the world’s finest covertures with the best local ingredients.

Choose from delicious options like raspberry, passion fruit, coffee and the salted caramel bars and heavenly honeycomb, or place your order for a completely customised creation.

 

Chocolate Moments

Brisbane's Best Chocolate

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Chocolate Moments is another Brisbane store serving up gourmet handmade chocolates. Their Belgium couverture chocolate is made with the freshest and best ingredients sourced from around the world. And, like a number of these chocolate makers, they also offer a 3-hour Chocolate Cooking Experience.

Here you might want to try some of their truffles or even chilli chocolate.

 

Dello Mano

Brisbane's Best Chocolate

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Unlike the first two chocolate delights, Dello Mano is all about the brownies. And, they’re not just any old brownies. They are considered by many to be the best brownies, which have been enjoyed by numerous celebrities, dignitaries, politicians and VIP’s throughout the world.

These premium handmade chocolate brownies are made in small batches from quality ingredients, free range eggs direct from the farm, Belgian chocolate and Australian butter are lovingly blended into the most delicious masterpieces. Various flavours include classic chocolate, honey caramelised macadamia, peanut butter, mixed nuts and much more.

Besides making the best brownies in town, Dello Mano also makes a range of wedding cakes, cookies, pastry treats, celebration cakes and other chocolate delicacies.

 

Mayfield Chocolates

Brisbane's Best Chocolate

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Mayfield Chocolates is one of Queensland’s and now Brisbane’s oldest chocolatiers. Since starting in 1993 their philosophy has always been to use real Australian ingredients and to use them in imaginative ways. They are not just copies of existing chocolates you might have tried elsewhere.

One flavour you might like to try is their Rainforest Lemon Myrtle Ganache. A true Australian flavour sensation!

 

Murielle Vuilleumier Swiss Chocolatier

Brisbane's Best Chocolate

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Murielle Vuilleumier Swiss Chocolatier or the monogram, MVSC Chocolates are all about making fine chocolate the Swiss way using only highest quality Swiss couverture. These guys are slightly different in that they use Swiss not Belgian couverture, which is equally as delicious.

Their chocolates are made fresh daily with lots of flavours. Such flavours you might like to indulge on include, wild blackberry, brandy truffle, mocha praline and Arriba fig.

 

Noosa Chocolate Factory

Brisbane's Best Chocolate

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The Noosa Chocolate Factory specialises in panning (chocolate coating) using their own high percentage cocoa dark chocolate. However, they also have an extensive milk and white chocolate range.

Everything that leaves the Noosa Chocolate Factory is handcrafted, made fresh from scratch and delivered to our stores and customers promptly. They also have an emphasis on Queensland produce and manufacturing.

In addition to their amazing chocolates with over 60 rotating seasonal Queensland made chocolate products, the Noosa Chocolate Factory also has a research range of signature hot chocolates and specialty coffee. Both of which make the perfect companion to their chocolates of course!

 


With a list like this, the only question really is where to start?

And while you’re enjoying your chocolate, why not enjoy some locally roasted coffee too?!

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Making Chocolate Dreams Come True

Montville is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland known for its quaint shopping and excellent dining scene. This small town packs quite the punch in the sweets department with everything from fudge, to Devonshire teas and even has its own chocolatier. Montville’s Chocolate Country is forging a strong reputation for producing the highest quality chocolate in the region. It is a true Montville delight, where they make chocolate dreams come true.

Chocolate Truffles

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Chocolate Country is owned and operated by the lovely Julie Walters. Julie has been learning the trade as a chocolatier over the past 2 years under the guidance of fellow Swiss chocolatier, Konrad, who has 40 years experience. Combined they make quite the team, producing stellar chocolates.

The attention to detail and work that goes into each handmade chocolate is not only what has earned them an excellent reputation, but is also why we love to take guests to this special spot.

One of the secrets to making such delicious chocolate is the fact that they only use chocolate made in Belgium. The Belgians are world famous for making fantastically smooth, rich chocolate, and this provides Chocolate Country with a quality product as a base for all of their creations.

Belgium had a troubled past with the Congo which became their gateway to Africa’s cocoa plantations. This resulted in Belgium bringing back cocoa beans to Europe from Africa from around the 1880s. This early access to cocoa gave them the ability to understand how best to process the beans, which enabled Belgians to produce quality chocolate before most countries in the world. Even the Swiss, who are famed for their chocolate, learnt much of what they know from the Belgians.

Julie is also really passionate about sourcing top quality ingredients, locally where possible, to create a range of indulgent chocolates. She loves using Australian produce because of the wide range of beautiful fruits and nuts it has. Unique Australian flavours like Lemon Myrtle and Finger Lime are also included in their range to show off some of the more unusual flavours this wonderful country has to offer.

Whilst, all of their chocolates are equally delicious, their range of hearts are definitely their best sellers. With so many flavours to choose from, including more traditional flavours like caramel and hazelnut to more unusual flavours like their, rose flavoured, Turkish Delight truffle, there is always something to suit even the fussiest of taste buds.

Julie, like myself, is a dark chocolate girl and certainly knows how to make some delicious dark chocolate, but for her, choosing a favourite chocolate would be as hard as choosing a favourite child. Rightfully so, she says, “when you design each one you always end up making sure you like it.” So each chocolate is a truly refined creation that you know has been designed to taste great.

Although I would rate myself as a pretty experienced chocolate consumer, I certainly don’t know a lot about the art of making the perfect chocolate. This is something that I hope to change in the future by taking some classes with the experts themselves.

Julie and Konrad offer chocolate making classes that will de-mystify the art of tempering chocolate giving you the understanding of what you are doing and why. During their classes, you get the opportunity to make a variety of different chocolates using pralines, ganaches, fruits and nuts. Of course, there is plenty of tasting along the way, lots of different types of chocolates to try, a constant supply of tea and coffee, and lots of chocolate to take home.

Chocolate Country isn’t just a boutique chocolate producer and shop, but they also have a lovely cafe. You can take in the ambience of Montville in the beautiful patio garden with a coffee (from local Brisbane roasters Campos) or perhaps even something from their range of hot chocolates made with Belgian chocolate. Yum! On top of the drinks, of course, there is plenty of chocolate and other sweets to be enjoyed too.

Chocolate Country

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One of the best ways to sample a number of delectable delights is with their indulgent tasting platters, which we always recommend to our guests.

So next time you’re in Montville, do yourself a favour and pay a visit to Julie and the team at Chocolate Country.

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