Chocolate is the go to gift for every occasion—Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Easter and more. But there are only so many boxes of Cadbury Roses that you can give before they start to get old. We know that everyone loves chocolate, so why not make it seem like you put a little more thought into your gift by giving that someone special chocolate that’s been handmade and handcrafted right here by Brisbane's best chocolate shops.
We’ve got your go-to guide to chocolatey goodness, so you can impress anyone with your specialty chocolate gift—or just keep it for yourself, because let’s be honest, it’s really, really good chocolate.
Noosa Chocolate Factory
Noosa Chocolate Factory chocolate may be crafted up the coast, but all of the delicious goods are delivered to stores and customers within 72 hours of making, which lets their macadamia brittle have the sharpest snap, and their seasonal chocolate-coated nuts and berries be the pick of the town. For us, nothing beats their orange jelly chocolate or signature rocky road, but get in quick, batches can sell out before they even make it to the stores.
Coronavirus update: Stores are still open, but they’re also now delivering.
New Farm Confectionery
Whether you’re looking for some small treats to satisfy your afternoon sweet tooth, or an immersive class that gets you behind the scenes and deep in the magic of chocolate creation, New Farm Confectionery is your go-to spot. Boasting treats like ruby chocolate bars, dairy free peppermint creams and milk, dark and white chocolate rocky road, this haven of indulgence is a melting pot of glorious goodies. Easter is when they really shine however—hellooo cookie dough stuffed Easter eggs.
Coronavirus update: Their store is still open, but you can also order online and get free next day delivery within 10km.
Couverture and Co
Made in small batches inside their flagship store, Couverture and Co brings bite-sized goodness to their store front, where you can peruse the cabinets that showcase the perfect cubes of chocolatey goodness. Wake yourself up with an espresso martini treat, or sink your teeth into chewy Murray River salted caramel wrapped up in Belgian Callebaut chocolate. Personally, we're big fans of their yearly choc cross buns and banoffee filled Easter eggs, but whatever form your craving comes, Couverture and Co go above and beyond to satisfy it.
Coronavirus update: Their store is still open, but you can place your order in advance over the phone for quick and easy pick up with minimal contact.
If you’re looking for a chocolatier that makes use of Australia’s best produce, look no further than Mayfield Chocolates. From the beginning, their philosophy has been to use Australian grown goods in their product, and this is seen in their Hinterland chocolate—Tasmanian leatherwood honey and Queensland ginger ganache wrapped in milk chocolate. Combine this with plum and port in dark chocolate, and you’ve got homegrown winners that will make you dribble all day.
Coronavirus update: The store is still open, but you can also order online for Australia-wide delivery.
Chocolate that is full of locally sourced ingredients and made in small batches? Check. Workshops that get you in and amongst chocolate bars and truffles? Check. Treats ranging from honeycomb and scorched almonds to pistachio and rose chocolate? Check, check and check. The only thing 31 Degrees can’t do is stop us from eating all the chocolates in one hit when we get our stash of goodies home. Order yourself a hot cross bun Easter egg and watch it disappear all too fast...
Coronavirus update: Their store is currently closed, but you can get all their goodies online for home delivery.
Amy Sargeantson Chocolate
From one of the minds that brought us The Noosa Chocolate Factory and The Dark Chocolatier, Amy Sargeantson returns with her own store, boasting plenty of creamy goodness that comes in the form of chocolates, brownies and steaming hot drinks. All made in her own factory in Albion, Amy’s goods are not only mouth-watering, but memorable and nostalgic, and you can serve-yourself until the cows come home. Chocolate induced food coma anyone?
Coronavirus update: You can get free express same day delivery within 10km of their Albion factory.
Prefer cheese, cake or cookie dough? Here’s how you can get it all delivered just in time for Easter.
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