The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie

The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 12/15/2016

Reading time: 3 mins

Chocolate lovers rejoice at the Great Ocean Road’s best spot for all things sweet!

Sweet tooths will definitely want to make a pit stop at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie.  At the chocolaterie, you can tuck into mouth-watering truffles and unique chocolate flavours, as well as try some of the homemade ice creams that are also on offer. While wandering around, master chocolatiers make the delicious sweet treats and you can watch them from the very start to the finish, where they hand pack their goods in charming packaging. In the showroom, there are thousands of chocolates to tempt you, while the Pod Café boasts a menu packed full of seasonal produce from the on-site garden, and sumptuous desserts, from fondue to ice cream. For an afternoon snack, try one of the decadent pastries or tarts alongside a delicious brewed coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Outside the chocolaterie, the landscape unfolds in a delightful display of stunning views and incredible coastline. The lawns are perfect for kids, while the native garden, fledgling orchards and lavender fields add a splash of colour.

The History of the Chocolaterie

This sweet haven is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Ian and Leanna Neeland, two passionate foodies who have come together to share their love of chocolate with Australia. Together they have built Chocolate shops at the Great Ocean Road, the Yarra Valley, and the Mornington Peninsula!

About the Chocolaterie

There’s also more than 250 different flavours of ice cream and the chance to watch experienced European chocolatiers craft smooth, delectable truffles. Every product is made using only the finest, hand-picked ingredients from the chocolaterie’s very own garden. The choice won’t be easy, though, as there are 7000 truffles to choose from, including a unique single origins collection made with cocoa from eight different regions around the world, and the Bush Tucker collection that looks pretty in a packaging designed by Nathan Patterson.

What’s on Offer at the Chocolaterie

The chocolaterie’s main selling point is its thousands of chocolates, but there’s more to it than that.

  • The Other Delights

    Elsewhere, you can try the delightful pastilles and sumptuous chocolate covered creations that are inspired and based on the surroundings of the Great Ocean Road. Try nut clusters, rocky roads, macarons, biscuits, nougat, chocolate spreads, and everything in between – there’s even a chocolate therapy beauty range to indulge in. And when you’re all chocolated out (if that’s possible!), try some of the homemade ice creams and sorbet, all made fresh daily with seasonal flavours and local ingredients.

  • Learning how to make Chocolate

    If you want to learn how the master chocolatiers craft their delicious products, you can take a chocolate-making class yourself. This one-hour workshop lets you discover the chocolate making experience from start to finish, where you end up with your own personal, hand-crafted chocolate bar.

  • Events

    If you are visiting during one of the Great Ocean Road’s glorious choclate events, you are in luck! High teas are avaiable which offers a scrumptious day with french pastry, mouth-watering chocolate, and of course tea (or sparkling wine if you are feeling naughty!). Holidays such as Valentine’s Day or Easter weekend are jam-packed with celebrations-giving you something special to enjoy with your partner or posse!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.