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Everything Worth Eating On World Chocolate Day In Melbourne

By Chelsey Johnston - 05 Jul 2018

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Ah, chocolate. No matter what kind of bad luck your day brings you, it’s nothing that can’t be solved by a quick run down to the Woolies for something chocolatey. Or two. Or three. We love our choc so much that we’re pretty freakin’ stoked to find there’s a whole day devoted to it – World Chocolate Day – and that Melbourne goes *off* for it.

Here’s all the things you need to try on World Chocolate Day in Melbourne. 

Lune Croissanterie x Koko Black

If you follow Lune Croissanterie on Insta (and we know you do, because yum) you’ve probably noticed something pretty exciting pop-up recently. Melbourne's masters of pastry have teamed up with Koko Black to create the croissants to end all croissants. Filled with pistachio marzipan, dark chocolate ganache, pistachio and toasted cacao nib frangipane and topped with dark choc and pistachios. Honessssstly. Kate Reid from Lune has likened the finished product to the Sydney opera house—too bad Sydney's gonna miss out *smug* 

When: Friday 6 July & Saturday 7 July
Where: Koko Black stores + Lune Croissiantere, 119 Rose St, Fitzroy 
For more info, click here

Choc Lamington French Toast At Rustica 

The new Rustica at Melbourne Central is celebrating World Choc Day in its own way. With chocolate lamington French toast, oozing with strawberry jelly and Oreo custard, and topped with peanut butter brittle...plus a few berries, because #health.

When: Saturday 7 July
Where: Rustica, Melbourne Central
For more info, click here

Hot Chocolate Overload At Godiva

Fancy folks, rejoice! Belgian big-shot Godiva is offering up a brand new, almost-too-good-to-be-true hot choc for the day. This is going to be big for your Insta feed—there’s salted caramel popcorn, a dark chocolate nest and even a white choc spoon to mix it all together. Probably the only time that we’re going to veto our normal coffee fix for a hot choc. Oh yeah, Godiva are also giving away 400 of their signature Chocolixir for FREE. All you have to do is rock up from 12pm on Saturday 7 July and show you're following them on FB or Insta. Win!

When: Saturday 7 July
Where: Level 1, Emporium, 287 Lonsdale St
For more info, click here

Drinkable Desserts At Pontoon

Beachside bar favourite (seriously, it’s still worth the visit in winter) Pontoon are offering up two brand new cocoa-y cocktails for World Chocolate Day—try the Dark Chocolate Winter Warmer with dark choc (obv) and Belvedere Vodka and amaretto, or the White Chocolate swirl with Belvedere vodka and hazelnutty Frangelico. Drinkable desserts? Yes pls!

When: Saturday 7 July 
Where: 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
For more info, click here

Chocolate Tart At Bibelot

If Bibelot say they're doing something "special" for World Chocolate Day, it pays to sit up and take notice. These guys do some of the most drop-dead delicious cakes, gelato and sweet treats in Melbs. This year Bibelot are making a limited-edition chocolate tart petit gateaux for World Choc Day: vanilla tart shell, choc ganache, choc flourless sponge, cocoa nib tuille, choc mousse and a choc mirror glaze. Couple extra gym session this week? What do you reckon?

When: Saturday 7 July + Sunday 8 July
Where: Bibelot South Melbourne
For more info, click here

Chocolate Praline At Rochford WInes

Yarra Valley wines and chocolate, not a bad combo that one. Rochford is doing chocolate tapioca with variations of mandarin and hazelnut this year. Pair this bad boy with Rochford’s Rutherglen Muscat and you're having a great Saturday right there.

When: Saturday 7 July
Where: 878-880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream 
For more info, click here

Baked Hot Chocolates At Max Brenner

Something pretty special happened two years ago, and we’ve been waiting for it to happen again ever since. That thing was Baked Hot Chocolates at Max Brenner, and we have some fantastic news for everyone. Baked Hot Chocolates are back. They're basically like a half cake, half choc. You can choose between the Classic Munchies, the Pretentious Caramel or the Vegan Nutter (yep, VEGAN) or you can go nuts and build your own. Pop in on World Chocolate Day and pick up a *free* regular ole’ hot choccy to go with it.

When: Baked Hot Chocolates available from Saturday 7 July – Sunday 19 August, Free Hot Chocolate available Saturday 7 July
Where: Max Brenner Chocolate Bars (various)
For more info, click here

Mörk Chocolate's Fifth Blend

Stop what you’re doing. Mörk Chocolate are releasing their fifth blend of special drinking chocolate. They’ve been tearing up the chocolatey drinks since 2012, and this new drink is called Australian Natives and is made with Lilly Pilly, strawberry gum, pepperberry, lemon myrtle and anise myrtle. We’re not even 100% on what all those things are but they sound *delicious*. To celebrate this important day, they’re also going to be serving treats, like pralines and tarts, all day. Get in our bellies.

When: Saturday 7 July
Where: 150 Errol St, North Melbourne 
For more info, click here

Free Cadbury Blocks At State Library

We can’t make a list about chocolate and forget about you, Cadbury. Good old Dairy Milk, the perfect gift for the friend you don’t know too well, or the co-worker who you only mildly like (or even better, a Tuesday night gift to yourself). This World Choc Day, you might just be at the receiving end of that gift, as Cadbury is going to be surprising us lucky Aussies with free blocks of it outside the State Library. More info here

When: Saturday 7 July
Where: State Library, 328 Swanston St
For more info, click here

More chocolate news: there's a dedicated Lamington Buffet coming to town (!!) 

Image credit: Lune X Koko Black

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