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Yarra Glen Chocolaterie Hot Chocolate Festival 2013

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Win your body weight in chocolate


After a recent visit to the Yarra Glen Chocolaterie left me overwhelmed by choice and surprised by the volume of people visiting the store, they are now offering 31 varieties of hot chocolate in the 31 days of August, as if there wasn't already enough choice.

Giant freckles


I can only guess what the possible combinations could be, maybe we could all make up a few concoctions ourselves as recommendations or maybe a competition for the most interesting hot chocolate combination? I'm sure there would be more than a few of us willing to take over the kitchen at Yarra Glen Choclaterie in the name of research of course.

Has there ever been a white chocolate, hot chocolate with some melted marshmallows with a small amount of orange zest?

What ever the combination, I'm sure Yarra Glen Chocolaterie has done plenty research and perfected the 31 varieties on offer, maybe we're not needed after all.

Every hot chocolate is made from Belgian couverture chocolate and is served with your choice of milk, white or dark pastilles, a shot of hot chocolate and a hand crafted giant marshmallow.
Seven limited edition flavours will be released each week of which you get to vote on the best flavour and go into the draw to win your body weight in chocolate.

Free chocolate tastings


After you've finished your hot chocolate overlooking the valley and nearby mountains a free chocolate taste test is a must. There are 3 giant bowls filled with milk, white and dark chocolate chips which are delicious.

Glass windows through to the making area


Watch the chocolate makers creating edible master pieces through the large glass windows then work your way over to the great wall of chocolate, which as the name suggests is a wall full of chocolate blocks.

Chocolate counter


In the centre is a display cabinet with hundreds of individual chocolates just waiting for you to pick one.

After all of this indulgence you may want to join the kids running about on the lawn playing ball games or a walk around the Marrondah dam.

Enjoy.

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Why? A good excuse to try lots of hot chocolates
When: Open 7 days 9am - 5pm
Phone: 03 97302777
Where: 35 Old Healesville Rd Yarra Glen
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We visited the choclaterie and were very disappointed in the service. I would not recommend going there for lunch. Our desserts arrived before our main courses. The waitresses were slow, slovenly with cleaning tables and bordering on rude.
by dooke (score: 0|7) 1971 days ago
All that chocolate looks so delicious. I am already drooling.
by GilliansCamera (score: 2|333) 1963 days ago
Hmmm, is it possible to have TOO much chocolate d'ya think?
by Lucy Graham (score: 2|275) 1961 days ago
We went today. Not overly impressed - poor service, lukewarm hot choc and burned breakfast. The cashier didn't even know that there was a choice between milk/dark chocolate with the hot chocolate and our drinks didn't come with the homemade marshmallows. When we asked for them we were given 2 chocolate marshmellows even though both our hot chocolates should have come with vanilla.
by Kjc19 (score: 0|6) 1953 days ago
Hmm, if I won my weight in chocolate I doubt I would weigh the same again :P Looks tasty!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 1949 days ago
Spent a fantastic arvo there today with the family so much different chocolate to choose from
by small2 (score: 0|4) 1946 days ago
We went there on a Sunday, it was packed but service was moving. Best chocolate place we ever went to. Desserts are to die for.
by Ljmor (score: 0|6) 1969 days ago
Had a great time here... Too much to choose from.....
Will be going back in the summer for an ice cream!
great school holiday cooking program for the kids too
by tessa17 (score: 0|7) 1968 days ago
We had an incredible time at the chocolatier about 4 weeks ago! Beautiful food, deserts, ice creams and of course chocolate! Could not fault the service and it was very busy. Very generous servings on everything too! Can't wait to go back.
by grove (score: 0|2) 1944 days ago
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