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Published February 20th 2016
Indulge and bulge in pure delight this Easter
Easter is right around the corner and for lots of us we've probably only been made aware of it by the overbearing stands of Easter eggs and holiday chocolate gifts on offer at the end of the supermarket aisles. Many of us, including myself, are guilty of letting time escape us only to scramble for the last remaining Easter egg gift sets late on Easter Saturday afternoon. Let's make a vow to break this habit in 2016, put some serious thought into our chocolate gifts and really become the most important guest on the inaugural Easter Sunday BBQ invite list.
Here are the best devilishly delicious chocolate shops in Brisbane where Easter chocolate gifts can be sought out ready to please even the most spoilt of Easter egg recipients.
What better place to start with than here. It works in conjunction with The Art of Fine Chocolate shop in the CBD and is located in the Myer Centre. Here, you will find amazing confectionery, as well as special and commercial chocolates from around the world. It's a great place to stock up on candy-centric American items.
Found on Adelaide street, this store claims to be the only Belgian chocolatier in Brisbane. The delectable individual chocolates and fudge are made on the premises and deliver unparalleled concoctions such as wild cherry and hazelnut and coconut. Those interested could also take them up on their cooking class offer to learn their tips and tricks to make fudge, chocolates and their in-demand chocolate shots.
3. Mureille Vuilleumier Swiss Chocolatier Hidden away under an apartment block in Tenneriffe, this European chocolate shop is the passion of owner Mureille Vuilleumier. Customers can indulge their tastebuds with a range of exquisite flavours such as raspberry rose, liquid caramel ganache or even mocha praline. There are also chocolate statues to choose from including shoes, the Eiffel Tower and traditional Easter eggs and bunnies. For absolute indulgence the Easter eggs can be filled with a selection of your favourite hand-made individual chocolates.
In Spring Hill there is a little chocolate institution that marries amazing traditional Australian tastes with outstanding European chocolate techniques. Shoppers will delight in trying their unique blends of Queensland pineapple and dark rum or QLD ginger-filled Hinterland truffles. Buy local and definitely win.
5. Couverture & Co
Nestled away in Red Hill the ambitious and passionate owner presents lovingly crafted chocolates created using traditional chocolate making techniques to deliver truly amazing things. Here you will find the line between mouth-watering desserts and chocolates disappear to reveal a tantalising mix of flavours, textures and finishes. Added good news is that almost all of them are gluten-free too.