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Don't miss out on your free hot chocolate
FREE! FREE! FREE!
Yes, there are still free things handed out nowadays. It is World Chocolate Day on 7th July 2019. Perhaps like me, you are looking for an excuse to eat chocolate - well, look no further because July 7th is World Chocolate Day, which gives you a great excuse!
Only Mine Handmade Chocolates are a boutique chocolaterie and on World Chocolate Day they will be giving out free small hot chocolates for all! Their address is Shop 1, 540 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda and they will be open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Leave the city and go to the charming village of Olinda, which is in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges and a mere hour's drive out of Melbourne. Spend a day there and while you are there, don't forget to drop into Only Mines and taste their very famous hot chocolate.
This is not your ordinary hot chocolate - no - definitely not - it is made from real chocolate and not the powdered sort that is commonly served. Only Mine's hot chocolate is brewed for hours and it is a secret blend of dark and milk chocolate with milk and cream. Ooh, it sounds so delicious on a cold wintry day!
Choose from either their signature blend (the secret milk and dark mix) or a dark chocolate (gluten-free and vegan-friendly) one.
Only Mine's chocolate factory and cafe is a sweets delight for all chocolate and dessert lovers. After you have had your free hot chocolate, you could then take a look at the way these chocolatiers work, as well as look through their entire handmade chocolate range.
If that does not make you want to go there on the 7th July, then you dip out on being a sweets foodie!
With winter officially here, World Chocolate Day is the perfect excuse for a cosy day trip out to Only Mine. Here you can warm up with this free small hot chocolate and taste several other chocolatey treats!
As well as chocolate, they have a great range of desserts and interesting all day desserts. They have crafted a range of unusual desserts for you to try every day. Sundaes, sticky date pudding, shakes, house-made ice-cream, brownies, slices, muffins and more. With vegan and gluten-free options, there is truly something for everyone. Check out their menu at this link.
Some Fun Facts About Chocolate
World Chocolate Day is sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day. It is a day that occurs worldwide every year on 7th July. The celebration of the day naturally includes the eating of chocolate. Chocolate was introduced to Europe on 7th July in 1550!
It is said that by eating dark chocolate every day it reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.
Chocolate can be poisonous to humans and it is lethal to eat about 10 kgs.
Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and therefore can protect against tooth decay.
The Swiss are the biggest consumers of chocolate in the world eating just under 9 kgs of chocolate each year. In the United States, they eat an average of about 4.3 kgs of chocolate each year.
White chocolate is not really considered technically chocolate as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.
You can read more about their chocolate at this website.