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Hahndorf's Fine Chocolate shop in Black Rock is one of my favourite places to visit, especially in Winter.
There is something magical and childhood-memory evoking, about entering a shop full of chocolate - of every conceivable flavour, with the air tinged with that unmistakable bittersweet scent.
In winter the windows are often slightly foggy due to the warmth of the freshly brewed coffee. Speaking of coffee - Hahndorf's is divine. What's better still - every drink purchased comes with a free hand-crafted truffle of your selection. And what a selection there is! With over 20 to choose from, it is not an easy decision!
Hahndorf opened their first chocolate shop in 2001, and the demand for their products was so high, that they soon opened another 13 stores. They stock a range of over 80 delicious products.
Their milkshakes are another reason I keep on coming back! They are gigantic and come sprinkled with their famous milk chocolate. There are always different flavours to explore; currently they have Nutella and choc-peanut butter flavours added to the menu.
The staff at the Black Rock store are delightful and incredibly patient - reciting the flavours of their samples for every customer. They don't mind that it takes you a long time to select a free sample, as they realise the importance of the selection!