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Sweet Vacations in South Australia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 7 August 2008

When thinking of travelling to South Australia, travellers may well consider the scenery, the excellent wine, the great tours, but few may think of chocolate. Below we cover a few of the more unusual things to do in South Australia, that those with a sweet tooth are sure to enjoy!

Cocolat: When in South Australia, be sure to get a treat from Cocolat - specialists in the art of chocolate making. Cocolat is a family-owned and operated South Australian business producing tempting treats. Don't miss the signature chocolate - Guilt and Innocence. Guilt is a rich chocolate truffle made with apricots and covered in dark chocolate. Innocence is a rich white chocolate truffle made with apricots, soaked in sherry, rolled in white chocolate fudge and encased in creamy white chocolate. Cocolat also creates chocolate on a stick, chocolate fudge and stunning cakes. Step into one of Cocolat's Dessert Cafes - you'll find them in Rundle Street, Adelaide Airport, Hyde Park and its base in Balhannah. All products are made from the finest ingredients and handmade in Cocolat's Balhannah kitchen in the Adelaide Hills.

Sweet Tour: For an afternoon of special treats, join Adelaide's original chocolate and coffee tour. Your informative guided tour with Top Food and Wine Tours takes you on a stimulating journey exposing the raw beans through to the deliciously tasty and highly addictive finished products. There are so many surprises to be tucked away you will end this tour on a high. So all that's left is for you to loosen your belts and avoid your dietician. Tour operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1.30pm and departs from Beehive Corner, corner King William Street and Rundle Mall, Adelaide.

Simply Luscious!: Tucked in the forest of Adelaide Hills is Melba's, a chocolate destination unto itself. This famous chocolate factory housed in an historic cheese factory. Visitors are able to wander through the different production areas where a variety of confectioneries are made. The factory shop has a huge range and variety of sweets and chocolates. Visitors can choose from hundreds of difference products.

Pleasant Extravagance: Relax and unwind in a charming 1890's historic stone cottage and soak in the ambience, a true mix of old and new and rustic but modern. Located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Chocolate @ No 5 offers sweet indulgence in chocolate luxury. Deliciously inspired by the best chocolate, coffee and desserts.

Endless Sensation: Enjoy special chocolate tastings, see chocolates being made and discover the heritage behind Haigh's, Australia's oldest chocolate manufacturer. Established in 1915, Haigh's is now in its fourth generation. The family-owned company has grown from the original Beehive Corner shop to a modern factory complex, making more than 250 products. There's free coffee or tea available while you select from an extensive range of Haigh's factory fresh chocolates and confectionery including the famous chocolate frogs, truffles, fruit centres, fudges and bars. Haigh's is also the home of the original chocolate Easter Bilby. Its support of environmental causes is demonstrated in a special display area. Haigh's Chocolates Visitors Centre is located at the factory in Parkside, five minutes drive from Adelaide city centre.

Sinfully Gratifying!: Havenhand Chocolates are a South Australian owned family business with its heart in the Riverland, the fruit bowl of the state. A recent new expansion includes the development of an Alfresco and 'Chocolate Cafe' dining areas with magnificent views of Murray River and the installation of a new retail area. Visitors can come in and enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee or one of the many 'Chocolate Experience' dishes using the Riverland's premium fruits and chocolate products including chocolate fondues, chocolate waffles, scones and cream and a variety of light meals including hot soup of the day and bruschettas.

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