What do you get when you mix moist coconut, juicy cherries and sumptuous dark chocolate? One of Australia’s oldest chocolate bars, the Cherry Ripe! This classic confection was invented way back in 1924, right here in our wonderful city.
These days Cherry Ripe bars fall under the iconic Cadbury name, but they were originally the brainchild of MacRobertson’s, who were pretty much the chocolate kings at the time. The company’s Fitzroy-based operation employed an impressive 5000 staff churning out various chocolatey delights at its peak in 1939 – that’s a lot of sweet tooths fed.