Say hello to the only shop in Sydney offering an edible chocolate handbag. Say hello to Boon – Fanny and Alex Chan’s Darlinghurst chocolate shop where for $299 you can purchase a ‘Harana bag’, named after a traditional Filipino song style. You’ll want to call two weeks ahead, mind. The entire thing is edible down to the handle that you break and eat to reveal the contents – custom-made Boon chocolates.
In another display case there’s a chocolate disc painted with a Star of David and mozel tov! written underneath, leaning against a mini menorah. Of course, it’s not all handbags and Hanukkah. There’s a range of individual chocolates, too: soft chocolate nougat coated in a thin skin of dark chocolate; thumb-sized bars of milk chocolate with crisp rice puffs; squares of dark chocolate bejewelled with candied mandarin and ginger. And, just because we can never resist it, pink cloud-like raspberry marshmallows sitting in their own crisp, glossy chocolate shells. This is a quiet, fairly austere shop. If you’re after a relaxed chat, take some friends to the upstairs lounge and order a round of hot chocolates – each comes with a praline and chocolate mousse. Choctacular.
251 Victoria St