Chocolate lovers seeking the best treats in town should look no further than Koko Black. Established in Melbourne back in 2003, Koko Black leads the way in chocolate sensory pleasure. Koko Black’s founder Shane Hills, started his Koko journey travelling to Solingen in Germany and Bruges in Belgium, to learn the art of chocolate making from the bean. In Bruges, he met a passionate and talented chocolatier Dries Cnockaert. Dries moved to Melbourne to help create the start of their chocolate signature brand, which now proves to be one of the best in the country.
With six ‘salons’ now operating in Melbourne, and further stores found in Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and across the Tasman in New Zealand, Koko Black sell a huge variety of chocolates to visiting shoppers, including individual handcrafted chocolates, hampers, chocolate bars, chocolate buttons and more.
As well as handcrafted chocolates, Koko Black offer customers the chance to experience a complete indulgent journey in their café, with their signature Belgian hot chocolates (their hazelnut hot chocolate is to-die-for, take my word for it) as well as exquisitely decadent desserts with tasting platters, chocolate ice cream, gelato’s, creamy mousses and mouth-watering cakes. Little people are also in for a mini treat, with bargain babycino's that arrive with a chocolate teddy bear to put a smile on any child's face.
Take a visit to Koko Black in Melbourne’s CBD and you will be treated to a rare insight into the world of chocolate making behind a glass viewing partition in their flagship salon, situated in the Royal Arcade in Bourke Street Mall. If possible, see if you can be seated at one of the window tables upstairs, with an atmospheric setting and great views of the arcade below.
Koko Black’s specialist handcrafted chocolates are made on site using the finest natural ingredients without artificial additives or preservatives, ensuring one visit to any one of their salon’s will leave you craving to go back for more. Visit http://www.kokoblack.com/ and follow on Koko Black on Facebook.