Time Out says
Head to three regional chocolate shops this August and warm up with a super-luxe hot chocolate
The Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula Chocolateries are famous for their month-long festival dedicated to hot chocolate in all its delicious forms, and this year is no different. A total of 31 limited-edition hot chocolate flavours will be available to try throughout August 2019, with eight new flavours introduced every week.
Each flavour is created using a coverture chocolate base, which has seasonal and exotic ingredients, herbs and spices added to it. This year's line-up takes the classic chocolate and milk combo and adds some signature flair: try the Mocha Margarita, Troll Magic, Mad Chocolatier or a Girl's Best Friend which is made with ruby coverture chocolate and rosé Champagne. There's a Green Goddess hot chocolate with kale and coconut and even a Hot Shoey – which yes, is hot chocolate that you eat out of a chocolate shoe. A little bit classier than your average shoey, hey?
Every limited-edition hot chocolate flavour you order at the Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road or Mornington Peninsula location comes with an extra shot of milk, white or dark chocolate as well as a giant marshmallow. Too many flavours to choose just one? Book into a tasting session, where $20 lets your try eight different flavours and create three hot chocolate spoons to take home. Bookings are essential.
The Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road and Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery hot chocolate festival is on every day in August. Entry is free.
|Venue name:||Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery|
35 Old Healesville Rd
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am-5pm|