Everyone’s favourite chocolate treat is (finally) getting its own festival
Attention sweet tooths: arguably the state’s sweetest destinations – Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie – are throwing a month-long Rocky Road Festival of Flavours this May.
The chocolateries will be taking this old time favourite treat to new rocky heights, reinventing the traditional mix of chocolate, nuts and marshmallows into a line-up of 31 different flavours. European Chocolatiers will use couverture milk, dark and white chocolate, as well as a few seasonal ingredients to handcraft rocky road creations. Think smoky chilli and bacon salted popcorn, cacao coconut rough, spiced chocolate fudge, bush tucker and even a Golden Gaytime flavour.
A special menu of rocky road infused desserts, ice creams, sundaes, waffles and hot chocolates will be available at the venue's all day café. Rocky road fans can also take part in Rock around the Block tasting classes of flavours and infusions found in blocks, truffles, ice creams and hot chocolates for $18 per person. These will run every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am, noon and 1pm with bookings essential.
Visitors to both chocolateries will also get free samples of the world’s longest rocky road block which is eight metres long and weighs a whopping 100 kilograms.