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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!
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.
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.
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.