Rocky Road Festival of Flavours
Time Out says
Everyone’s favourite chocolate treat is getting its own festival
Update 28/05/2021: The Rocky Road Festival of Flavours continues online during Melbourne's circuit breaker lockdown. Order online and you can get local delivery for suburbs within 30 minutes drive of the venue. Click and collect is also available for anyone living within 5km of the Chocolaterie or you can get rocky road (or any of the venue's treats) delivered Australia wide.
Attention sweet tooths: arguably the state’s sweetest destinations – Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and the Mornington Peninsula 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, white and ruby chocolate, as well as a few seasonal ingredients to handcraft rocky road creations. Some of the usual flavours will be returning, as well as some new varieties like Cranberry Gin Fizz, Mint Mania, Licorice Lovers, Caramelised Popcorn, Berry Tiramisu as well as Pistachio and Olive Oil.
You can pick up a Rocky Road Festival Box for $110 which features all 31 festival flavours. Otherwise, you can head to the pick and mix counter to select your favourites to take home. If you'd rather design your own creation, you can order your dream 1kg rocky road block by picking out your choice of chocolate, jellies, nuts and house-made marshmallows – they'll even ship it to your door.
Rocky road fans can also take part in Rock around the Block tasting classes where you'll learn how to make your own rocky road to take home. Classes are $20 per person and bookings are essential.