After the walk around the Heide Museum gardens (we didn’t go into the museum itself) we drove around 40 minutes to the Yarra Valley to the Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. It has only opened fairly recently, in summer I think). A lot of people are raving about how good it is so we decided to check it out for ourselves.
We were surprised how big the place is. It has opened on a very large scale. It’s one very large, open room that serves as both the shop with hundreds of chocolate products and the cafe that serves both savoury and sweet foods.
We ordered a Triple Choc Mousse and White Chocolate and Raspberry Flan. We normally choose one item each and share it but neither of us could finish our share. It was fun to try them though. There was nothing wrong with the taste, they were just too filling.
We both chose the Real Hot Chocolate from the drinks menu. They came served in these large glasses with the smaller cup of melted hot chocolate and a whisk so you can mix a much or as little chocolate as you want. It’s a very cute idea. Again I was unable to finish it though. It was just too big a glass and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to digest it even though it was skinny milk, no matter how yummy it was.
These handbags are such a good idea. I wouldn’t buy one at $59.95 but they are great to look at. I took these photos through the window to the chocolate-making room. It was great to be able to watch the craftsmen and women at work.
They have a 5ft long counter full of different varieties of bite-size chocolates. There were so many flavours to choose from. I chose these three: Baileys, Orange and I can’t remember what flavour the third one was but they were all delicious.