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WIN: A double pass to Hot Chocolate Festival

Competition now closed Just as you start to wonder if this cold Winter will get any colder there is Hot Chocolate Festival, keeping you warm throughout the chill days in Melbourne. Lovers of hot chocolate will have 31 different reasons to brave the winter chills and venture to the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie or the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie for this seasonal celebration of a Winter warming favourite. Because we know how much you love hot chocolate, this Winter; we have 2 x double passes to chocolate tasting at the Hot Chocolate Festival (valued at $40 each)! Enter the competition by filling the form below. Competition closes on 27 July 2018 Read more about the festival here.

HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL 2018

Australia’s most decadent food event returns this August with a month long, Hot Chocolate Festival set to warm up visitors to Victoria’s Bells Beach or Yarra Valley regions. Lovers of hot chocolate will have 31 different reasons to brave the winter chills and venture to the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie or the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie for this seasonal celebration of a winter warming favourite. European Chocolatiers at each destination have devised 31 different flavours over 31 days in August – with eight different hot chocolate creations introduced each week. A couverture chocolate base, seasonal and exotic ingredients, fresh herbs from the kitchen garden and inspiration from local surrounds will take the classic chocolate and milk combination to hot new heights. Expect temptations such as decadent Hazelenutella, Piping Pistachio, Heavenly Chestnut, Triple Chocolate Brownie, Mint Madness, Cookies and Cream, spicy Pumpkin Chai and even Smashed Avocado and a Black Sesame Crunch, while a collection of showstoppers will get temperatures rising when hot chocolates get adventurous and interactive with elements such as exploding marshmallows, melting chocolate discs …

A Chocolate Roadtrip

All Melbournians know, a road trip to the Yarra Valley is nowhere near complete without a cheeky little stop on the way home to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie (& Ice Creamery) to stock up on edible Christmas presents, random gifts or even just something fabulous to eat on the drive home. There is even SIMPLY GINORMOUS bowls of chocolate drops at the front entrance, so you can go a little ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and have good old taste of the wares for FREE. Now, Victoria’s other world-renowned road trip, The Great Ocean Road is about to get its very own chocolate stop, when the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery opens its sweet, sweet doors on September 17. In a similar (yet bigger and better) set up to its sister site in the Yarra, the Chocolaterie sits on 15 acres of landscaped grounds kitted out with an orchard, kitchen garden, scent-sational (see what we did there…) lavender maze and a play area for the kids. The promise of ‘abundant’ free tastings, over …