During our little holiday to Daylesford, Cam and I thought it would be a must to take a visit to the Chocolate Mill. They hand make all of their chocolate on-site using the finest Callebaut Belgian Couverture chocolate and offer a wide variety of bars and truffles, both also offering vegan, coeliac and diabetic friendly options. They have also added on a cafe where they sell their quite well known real chocolate hot chocolates (tip: don’t eat all of your purchases before trying one of these hot chocolates, you’ll make yourself sick and the hot chocolates are a must-try)! To see some photos of these amazing hot chocolates, Winnie over at Bites and Travels has a post about the Chocolate Mill with more photos.
If you have time, I urge you to visit their website and read the story behind the Chocolate Mill as it is extremely interesting, http://www.chocmill.com.au/ourstory.html. I’ve recently heard, however, that the business has been up for sale since April 2011, which slightly saddens me as the owners put so much care into every single chocolate and have made the Chocolate Mill what it is today.
Metal owl sculpture.
The garden at the Chocolate Mill have lots of quirky metal sculptures and other Australian and rustic themed ornaments.
Hot Iron metal sculptures.
Construction of their Mocha Truffles.
We were lucky enough to witness the construction of their mocha truffles (which we bought!), and also witness some of Chris’ lovely singing, haha !
Sooo many chocolates to choose from! Yummmm.
Pistachio and Cranberry Chocolates.
Hot Chilli Mama Chocolates.
These Hot Chilli Mama chocolates were VERY hot! I’ve had my fair share of chilli chocolate before, but this one had a real bite, so much that I struggled to get through the whole piece!
Chocolate Mill weigh the chocolates you pick and have a set price for certain weights. I forgot to write down the prices, but from memory they were pretty reasonable for what you got!
5451 Midland Hwy,
Mount Franklin, VIC
(03) 5476 4208