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The Chocolate & Nougat Factory

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by Irenke Forsyth (subscribe)
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Published September 9th 2020
It's the sweetest place on the Central Coast
Welcome to The Factory, where you'll be surprised at the range of products in the retail store as well as the goodies in the cafe, the chocolate workshops and the guided tours of the factory floor.

Chocolate & Nougat Factory, Gosford
I love the cute frog mugs and just had to get one

Home to Nougat Limar, Bon Bon Fine Chocolate and The Sydney Marshmallow Co., the delicious treats you'll discover in the retail shop are both favourites you've likely come across before and sweet delights new to you.

Chocolate & Nougat Factory, Gosford
Lots of different flavoured nougats to choose from

Chocolate & Nougat Factory, Gosford
Huge jars of marshmallows atop lots of chocolate goodies

Mouth-watering sensations on display for purchase during my visit included Nougat Teasers (mini fruity balls), blocks of different flavoured nougat and rocky road, chocolate-covered figs and dates, bags of peanut brittle and lollies, white chocolate rainbow drops, white chocolate-covered cranberries, milk chocolate fries and chocolate pretzels, jars of toasted coconut marshmallows and individual artisan chocolates at the counter.

Chocolate & Nougat Factory, Gosford
More of the large range of treats available

Chocolate & Nougat Factory, Gosford
I wish I could have taken this home in a suitcase

Chocolate & Nougat Factory, Gosford
Artisan delights at the counter

There's so much more with coffee beans for sale too, amongst mugs, hampers and gift boxes. The hardest part is limiting oneself and deciding on what to take home.

Chocolate & Nougat Factory, Gosford
Gifts galore

Chocolate & Nougat Factory, Gosford
and more

When you need a bite to eat before you get home, check out the cafe. It's decor fits in well with the wooden tones of the factory and is positioned so that you can walk into it from the retail shop.

The Factory Cafe, Gosford
Lots of variety in this cafe's menu

A brunch and lunch menu is available 9am-2.30pm with bacon & egg rolls, an avocado affair on sourdough, burgers, chips and hot pans, such as the Italian meatballs in sauce with garlic pizza bread. A kid's menu for under 10's has meals with a sweet treat included.

From the patisserie counter, there's savoury and sweet croissants (the Nutella was delicious), gourmet pies, frittatas, brioche toasty buns, scones, banana bread, cakes and slices and, for something even more decadent, there's waffles involving cookies & cream, banoffee with bananas and caramel fudge sauce, plus more, available all day.

Nutella croissant, The Factory Cafe, Gosford
The croissant with plenty of Nutella inside was a treat amongst treats

Check out the full menu here. The home-made ice cream and fruit sorbets sound great too as do the range of hot chocolates that include the Mint Patty, the Black Forest and the Snowy Mountains. One thing's for sure at this cafe, with so many choices, it requires multiple visits.

The kids will also love the chocolatier workshops (5-14yrs). Running for 60-80mins on weekends, participants learn how chocolate and other sugary sweets are made. The fun hands-on sessions take place at 11am and 1.30pm, with a maximum of 6 per session at the moment due to COVID restrictions. The cost is $50 per child. An apron will be provided upon arrival.

Chocolate Workshops, The Factory, Gosford
The very clean and COVID-safe workshop

If you're visiting Weds-Fri, kids and adults alike can explore treats being made behind the scenes with a 15-30min factory tour. Sessions are at 11am and 1pm with a maximum of 12 participants whilst COVID restrictions are in place. Adult cost is $10pp and $8pp for seniors and children under 14yrs. Alternatively, you can watch treats being made through the porthole windows.

To book a workshop or tour, click here.

So if you're a chocoholic or not (just want a meal), this factory is a highlight for both locals and roadtrippers to the Central Coast.
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When: Retail shop 9am-4pm 7dys, Cafe 9am-4pm Weds-Sun
Phone: 02 4322 2244
Where: 6 Jusfrute Drv, West Gosford
Your Comment
I love outlets like this ...
by Elaine (score: 3|9388) 990 days ago
I love the frog packaging in this shop, not to mention the sweet treats. What fun
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|6675) 990 days ago
How sweet it is Irenke. It is a diabetics dilemma, but just looking will keep my diabetes nurse happy, if not me. The goodies are wonderfully described and photographed. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|4701) 990 days ago
Yum! Well done on the award, Irenke :)
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|764) 990 days ago
Love the story. Plan to visit next time I go to the Central Coast.
Well done !
by Carole Liivrand (score: 2|899) 979 days ago
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