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Chocolate and coffee and donuts, oh my Donuts, coffee, and of course chocolate; that’s what the newest Chocoholics walking tour is all about, and it’s a really good one. Chocoholic walking tours indulging locals and tourists since 1995 The team behind Chocoholics walking tours have been treating the good folk of Melbourne and visiting tourists […]

There are different types of truffles to suit all taste – raw, baked, rolled, dipped, fried. If you can name the flavour or type, then it can certainly be made into a truffle! Not only a delicious treat with hot chocolate or coffee, truffles are a nice little sneaky way to get a bit of […]

When Jessica Gilchrist took over her auntie’s chocolate tours business in Melbourne she set about modernising and systemising the entire operation. Little did she realise that this action would not just continue the business’ success but also ensure it would survive a serious personal health challenge. Just one year after taking charge Gilchrist, then aged […]

Thomas Schnetzler (Lindt) demonstrates the two most commonly used techniques for tempering dark chocolate. He also discusses the difference using couverture chocolate can make to your desserts.

Marvelous Melbs is an amazing travel destination and we’ve teamed up with The Big Bus tour and travel guide to give you the chance to win the Ultimate Melbourne Experience for two people! This prize includes: * Four nights’ twin share accommodation at the fabulous Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne with breakfast, thanks to TFE Hotels * […]

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the very first Wicked Chocolate Festival, held at the historic PRAHRAN MARKET. There was food, drink and entertainment, but most importantly for a chocoholic like myself, there was chocolate and lots of it! As it was a brand new festival I wasn’t sure exactly what to […]

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Having gone through major surgical procedures, treatments and fighting through cervical cancer, there is no holding back this 27-year-old female entrepreneur from sharing Melbourne and a passion for chocolate with tourists from all around the world. After taking over family owned business in 2015, Jessica Gilchrist was diagnosed with cervical cancer 11 months in. With […]

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For only one weekend of August, Mitchelton Wines, of Nagambie, opened their doors for the Mitchelton Chocolate Festival. Combining two things that we love so much in one place means not only food and fun but a great way to spend a weekend. The festival started off with Drew Maddison from The Ministry of Chocolate […]

I’ve been to cities that never close down, from New York to Rio and old London town… Unless you’ve been around the world back, then maybe it’s not the time to unpack your suitcase. Get ready for another trip to experience not only a holiday… but to see some of the best chocolatiers and taste […]

Australia has always had a passionate love affair with chocolate, and it’s showing no signs of cooling off. The chocolate industry in Australia employs approximately 13,000 lucky people, a few of them who work at Chocoholic Tours – chocoholic by name and nature. Australia’s first chocolate maker was Melbourne’s own Ernest Hillier, who began making […]