HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A CHOCOHOLIC?
As a kid, I remember waiting impatiently every year for the Royal Show showbag guide to come out in the newspaper. I’d then spend hours and hours poring over its pages and planning out exactly which showbags I could buy for maximum chocolatey satisfaction. Pretty much nothing has changed since then – I still am a sucker for a Bertie Beetle.
CHOCOLATE OF CHOICE THAT HIDES AWAY IN YOUR CUPBOARD FOR NO ONE ELSE TO FIND?
I cannot go past Connoisseur Chocolate Obsession ice cream – my local Coles stopped stocking it recently so now I make a regular pilgrimage to IGA to get my fix. Worth it.
FAVOURITE CITY HIDEOUT?
The Butterfly Club, for sure. Awesome cabaret, theatre and comedy combined with the kitschiest decor in Melbourne (and that’s saying a lot!).
BEST PART OF BEING ON A CHOCOHOLIC TOUR?
Exercise gives you endorphins. Chocolate gives you endorphins. Therefore it’s impossible not to be happy on a chocolate tour. It’s SCIENCE, people!
IF YOU WERE A CHOCOLATIER WHAT WOULD YOUR CHOCOLATE MASTERPIECE BE?
I’m pretty sure if I were a chocolatier, none of my creations would make it out the door and I’d be found sitting in a corner, hoarding my stash with a smear of chocolate across my happy little face. But if I were a responsible chocolatier, I’d definitely make something involving raspberries and dark chocolate, because that combination is the bomb.