There's a special alchemy taking place in the Snowy Mountains township of Jindabyne where Margot, the magician behind Curiosity Chocolates is at work. After taking a chocolate making course at the Australian Patisserie Academy, she was hooked on chocolate making. Many training courses and masterclasses later, Curiosity Chocolates was born.
At Curiosity Chocolates, every chocolate is handmade using all-natural ingredients and fair trade, fine couverture chocolate. It's clear that the Snowy Mountains have influenced the end product with everything from the name to flavours and the look of the products showing a hint of the mountains. Curiosity Chocolates is named after Curiosity Rocks, a prominent feature in Lake Jindabyne (you can spot the rocks on the logo). Among the range, you'll find the local Corroboree frog immortalised in chocolate - you can pair them with some chocolate snowflakes for a sweet, Snowy Mountains treat.
Curiosity Chocolates'chocolate snowflakes (image supplied by Curiosity Chocolates with permission)
As well as chocolates, chocolate confectionary is also on the menu with chocolate-covered honeycomb, nougat and marshmallow. In the ultimate local touch, these are made with honey from Margot's own hives. Other local flavours include the mountain pepper bar - spiced with mountain pepper berries, the flavour is herby, slightly savoury taste - if you need any more convincing, this one's a perfect pair with a glass of red wine to warm up even the coldest of winter nights.
The eye-catching graphic design of the Curiosity Chocolates packaging gives a nod to the mountains with a cute vintage style featuring skiers on the slopes making them a perfect souvenir of your mountain holiday. And if you're looking for a gift for a chocoholic, Curiosity Chocolates have some beautiful hampers which can be mailed Australia wide. For seasonal gifts, there are irresistible chocolate Christmas baubles (good luck keeping them until Christmas day!!) and of course, easter eggs are available too.
Curiosity Chocolates' Christmas baubles (image supplied by Curiosity Chocolates with permission)
While they don't have a shopfront, it's easy to get your hands on some Curiosity Chocolates goodies. You can either click here right now and get your fix in their online store (delivery available right across Australia) or keep a lookout at markets around the Canberra and Snowy Mountains region. Curiosity Chocolates pop up at Handmade Canberra, The Old Bus Depot Markets, the Jindabyne Community Hall Markets, Crackenback Markets and more so keep a lookout for their next stall.
It's fantastic to see a local business that has a delicious product wrapped up in perfect packaging - I'd highly recommend you satisfy your curiosity and give Curiosity Chocolates a go!
Curiosity Chocolates' amazing packaging (image supplied by Curiosity Chocolates with permission)