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by Irenke Forsyth (subscribe)
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Published May 25th 2018
Take a sensory journey to Yarramalong Valley and try a different kind of chocolate at Luka Chocolates, where they handcraft their gourmet delights using traditional Belgian methods. Located in the Wyong Milk Factory complex, they're open 7 days for your convenience and only an hour and a half from Sydney.



As one walks into this showroom of a shop, one immediately smells the wafts of chocolate and the intricacies of an amalgamation of different flavours. The taste buds are already salivating in anticipation of some taste testing. Try a few delicious bites before purchasing as there is a lot to choose from.

Chocolate cups contain wild blueberries in creamy ganache, tiramisu with Kahlua liqueur, Frangelico ganache, and lemon and hazelnut crunch, whilst praline-filled mushroom shapes and toffee chewy caramel arouse one's palate. These are just some of the classic collection.



The truffle selection includes balls of delicious lime, coconut, bitter orange and the dusted white with hints of Cointreau liqueur. Let's not forget the hearts either. They come in pink chocolate filled with strawberries and cream, praline wrapped in milk chocolate and the unique peach and custard in a marbled white chocolate.

A bazaar collection is also available in different shapes that include mango tears, passionfruit gems, mint leaves, salted peanut butter ganache and chilli in dark chocolate for those that like it hot.



Pretty much every flavour you can think of is represented here in one way or another. These bite-sized chocolates come singular or in gift boxes. Add a bottle of champagne to it and make it an even more memorable gift for that special someone in your life.

Larger chocolate items include huge freckles, animal chocolate pops, swimming ducks and slices of nougat and then there are bags of chocolate buttons, moon macadamia, cherries and freeze-dried strawberries in dark chocolate.




If the above isn't enough, there's also ice cream in a variety of flavours, lollies and local produce to purchase, including honey. Oh, decisions, decisions – if only one could purchase a little piece of everything.

But that's not all. Special occasions, such as Valentine's Day and Christmas, see new creations. I visited the week before Easter and there were chocolate bunnies and golden eggs begging for my attention. I bought one of the latter, a real egg that you crack open and peel to reveal a chocolate egg with a beautiful hazelnut praline on the inside. It was decadent, to say the least.



Luka Chocolates are big on passion with an appetite for excellence, combining a blend of premium couverture chocolate with locally-sourced ingredients that include fresh cream, organic honey, nuts, pure fruit juices and fruit with spices to create a slice of heaven in every piece.

A 'behind the scenes' observation of the process of chocolate is available with the aim of educating the public on premium handmade chocolate whilst experiencing a tasting.

The shop is immaculate in its tidiness and cleanliness. It's laid out well with a few tables and chairs. You can enjoy a coffee with your chocolate or take it to go.

Pair your visit to Luka Chocolates with breakfast or lunch in the cafe, a few drinks in the tavern, visit Little Creek Cheese for some savoury tastings, hire a kayak or rowboat and paddle up the river out the back, purchase some unique candles and artwork at Byvonne and see the art of woodturning and related crafts. All of this and more awaits you in the one place at Wyong Milk Factory, making it a great day out.

Should you not be able to get to Wyong, you can order online and have Luka's delights delivered to you.
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Why? For the love of good chocolate
When: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
Phone: 02 4355 4848
Where: Wyong Milk Factory, 141-155 Alison Rd, Wyong
Cost: $-$$
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