Now is the time to celebrate all things chocolate, so we thought we’d go on a chocolate hunt in our very own backyard.
Here’s a few local Canberra chocolates to try for Easter and beyond.
Do you know a local chocolate maker? Let us know in the comments and share that chocolatey goodness around!
Enigma Fine Chocolates
Enigma Fine Chocolates specialises in artisan chocolate that almost look too good to eat! For Easter, they’ve got limited-edition hot cross bun truffles and sweet treats like their hot choc bunny bomb filled with mini marshmallows. Check out their selection of chocolate bars, truffles and special treats in store at 65/30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
Robyn Rowe Chocolates
Get your Easter chocolate fix with one of the Canberra region’s original chocolate havens. Robyn Rowe handcrafts her chocolate creations with Belgian fair-trade couverture and fresh, natural ingredients – no artificial preservatives here, so eat them quick (as if you wouldn’t!). Pay Robyn Rowe Chocolates a visit at 1153 Nanima Road in Murrumbateman.
Jasper and Myrtle
Owners Li Peng and Peter personally source all their cacao beans from Bougainville in PNG and create award-winning goodies at their factory in Fyshwick. They’ve got something for everyone; classic bars, flavoured bars, specialty bars; coated products and drinking chocolate. And, if you’re into this kind of thing, Jasper and Myrtle supplied cacao nibs to their mates next door at Capital Brewing Co. for their Easter beer, a chocolate porter called ‘Augustus Gulp’. Shop the creations at their factory/workshop on Dairy Road in Fyshwick, or head to their website to see which markets they’ll be popping up at!
Handmade here in the Capital, KokoArtisan make a range of chocolate-covered products, including coffee beans, freeze-dried raspberries and mango. Alongside their extensive range, they also have a number of Easter specials – so hop to it! Check them out online or at Pop Canberra on Lonsdale Street in Braddon.
Sweet Pea & Poppy
A local mother-daughter duo are the team behind Sweet Pea & Poppy, a boutique chocolatier and gifting studio. Shop their chocolate collection, including Easter treats and gift hampers, online now at sweetpeapoppy.com.au, and at a range of local stockists around town.
Bruno’s Truffels in Mawson is filled with bread, pastries, cakes and handmade Swiss chocolate, all made on the premises by Swiss pastry chef and confectioner Bruno Ehrensperger. The chocolate options come in a variety of flavours – more than 50! – and you can enjoy them alongside a cup of coffee in store or take them home. Head to 2/106 Mawson Place, Mawson to check it out.
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