Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
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The free tastings are probably all you need to convince you to stop off at this land of sweet delights. Located in the Yarra Valley, this chocolate and ice cream studio is set on a beautiful property which means that if you do stuff yourself stupid on ice cream (they use a lot of native ingredients and produce from their kitchen garden, FYI), or at the café, at least you can walk/roll it off a little bit before pouring yourself back in the car.
Watch the master European chocolatiers at work in the showroom where they make 250 different chocolatey products. Choose from a huge range of chocolate balls, walls, blocks and small treats as well as DIY cocoa creations (think fondue) and even chocolate body products. Visiting the chocolaterie during Easter or Christmas is also a sure fire way of finding some seasonal chocolate specials.
You can also visit their sister venue, the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.