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HOT: Hot Chocolate Festival, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, Yarra Glen

Winter is the perfect time to indulge and throughout August the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery‘s Hot Chocolate Festival are serving 31 limited edition flavours of hot chocolates.

Hot chocolate festival Yarra Valley chocolaterie

Every week there are 8 flavours on rotation. We are invited to try their week 1 menu consisting of a mix of traditional to unexpected flavours.

Hot chocolate festival Yarra Valley chocolaterie

All the hot chocolates are whisked with callettes of the finest Belgian couverture chocolate. The ingredients and garnishes are made on-site, paired with the type of chocolate most suitable for the flavour.

yarra valley chocolaterie

My favourite flavours are Nutella (a bestseller), salted caramel and roasted macadamia, while the flavours like Turkish delight and bubblegum are too sweet for me.


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After trying out the hot chocolates, doing some free chocolate tastings and chocolate shopping, make sure you stay for morning or afternoon tea in the café.

They have colouring-in activities and outdoor toys for when the weather’s good, so kids will be happy.

Yarra Valley chocolaterie

The chefs are all European trained patisserie chefs (who specialise in chocolate). We try the chocolate brownie, chocolate mousse gateau and white chocolate and berry parfait.

yarra valley chocolaterie

The brownie is particularly spectacular – a crunchy outer housing an oozy centre. It is served with ice cream that’s churned from local milk and cream and is made fresh on premises.

If you haven’t had enough chocolate the desserts come with a shot of milk, dark and white chocolate from the chocolate wheels by the counter, so remember to specify what chocolate shot you’d like!

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HOT Tips:

  • Pram access;
  • high chairs;
  • indoor play – colouring-in;
  • outdoor play – toys;
  • disabled toilet;
  • change table;
  • free parking;
  • 31 different hot chocolate flavours over 31 days; Eight different hot chocolate creations introduced to the menu each week.
  • Each hot chocolate is served with an extra shot of hot couverture chocolate plus a handcrafted giant marshmallow;
  • Free entry, free chocolate tastings & watch Chocolatiers at work;
  • 40 acres of grounds to explore, set amongst rolling vineyards; and
  • 45 minute session sampling a selection of eight different limited edition hot chocolate flavours $20 per person. PLUS choose from over 50 ingredients to make three different chocolate flavoured spoons – then just add to hot milk at home and create your own personalised, decadent hot chocolates. Bookings required.
  • Vote for your favourite flavour throughout the festival for your chance to win your body weight in our one kilo chocolate mega bars!
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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Goodness that white chocolate berry parfait looks good! And winning your weight in couverture chocolate, my diet ends today just in case;)

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