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Published May 10th 2013
Hand made by the Haigh's family from 1915
Haigh's Collins Street


Whilst in the city a stop to Haigh's is always a must for my sisters. They travel the world constantly, but it seems nothing beats Haigh's Chocolates.

If you live in Melbourne, Sydney or Adelaide (the home of Haigh's) you will be lucky enough to have a store in your city.

Chocolates for sale


On the weekend we visited the Haigh's store on Collins St in Melbourne, it's situated in a beautiful old building with ornate features and is a perfect backdrop to display their mouth watering chocolates.

You will find every conceivable chocolate combination that is possible with Haigh's having 664 products in store. I challenge somebody to try every one of them!

Dark, milk and white chocolates


My sister stocked up on chocolate supplies and we unfortunately only bought a bag of speckles and as you can imagine the speckles didn't last the day and we were pining for more Haigh's chocolates, though if desperate, I have found mail order through Haigh's.

Whilst looking on their website I found some truly decadent recipes that included: flour-less chocolate cake, chocolate macarons, chocolate hazelnut soufl'e, fondu, chocolate brownies, choc chip cookies and so much more.

The lovely Haigh's in Collins St


If you live in Adelaide or are visiting, then a visit to Haigh's chocolate factory should be on your agenda. Haigh's offer free factory tours and tastings, where you can see the process of turning cocoa beans into chocolate and sample the end results.

Haigh's history (courtesy of their website)


History of Haigh's chocolates:

Alfred E Haigh opened the very first Haigh's store on the 1st of May 1915 at 34 King William St Adelaide.

Haigh's is the oldest family owned chocolate retailer in Australia and is currently run by the 4th generation of the Haigh's and has grown to employ over 400 staff in the factory, administration and sales.

Haigh's chocolates @ 26 Collins Street was the first store to be opened in Victoria in 1965.

Where to find Haighs:

Haigh's currently have 6 stores in South Australia, 6 in Victoria and 2 in New South Wales. For store locations and opening hours click here.

Haigh's


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Why? For great chocolate
When: Open Monday-Saturday 8:30 - 5:30
Phone: 08 83727070
Where: Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia
Cost: $8.95 for 200 gram block of chocolate
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