The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company opened just before Easter 2019, and is a must-visit when you are in the area. Don’t plan on a quick visit just to buy some amazing chocolate though, there is so much on offer here you can easily spend at least a few hours.
A gelato bar greets you upon entry, with all of the delicious flavours made on-site, and free tastings available.
The chocolate store is heaven for lovers of fine chocolate. If you can peel your eyes away from the vast selection available, you can watch the chocolatiers hard at work through viewing windows. You can find Ruby chocolate on the shelves, a unique chocolate that was only released in Australia in late 2018, and it is definitely worth a taste.
There are hampers and gift packs available for purchase as well as over 250 individual products. There are some extra-special moulded chocolates that make wonderful gifts (life-size sparkly stiletto heel, anyone?) and there are sugar free and dairy free options available. We can personally recommend the milk chocolate coated honeycomb, as well as the dark chocolate with caramelised almonds and vanilla bean.
Benni’s Café is large and accessible with a great menu sure to please all members of the family. There are dishes to share, kids’ meals, burgers, pizzas, and a great selection of biscuits and pastries. For those on a gluten free diet, you will be delighted to know that the resident pastry chef is also gluten free, and there is a fantastic range of baked goodies to meet your needs! There are gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan options available across the entire menu. You can view the menu online here.
The drinks menu is also extensive with a range of teas, coffee, milkshakes, beers, cider and wine.
The Vineyard Road label is partnered with the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company and adjacent to Benni’s Café you will find their Barossa cellar door. In addition to the wine and food menu there are a number of tasting options including a fantastic wine and chocolate pairing. On the menu for the kids is a cute little chocolate tasting paired with Bickford’s cordials.
Just when you thought that it couldn’t get any better than gelato, chocolate, wine tastings and a fantastic café – it does! The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company has a dedicated space on-site to offer chocolate making classes, children’s birthday parties, and school holiday workshops, all at competitive and affordable prices. There are also a number of options for group experiences making it the perfect place to book an outing for grown-up birthdays, a girl’s day out, office lunch, or family celebration.
In fine weather you may choose to sit on the deck and enjoy a view of the vineyard and the pond-like “water feature”, and there is a grassed area for the kids to run off some energy before you load them up with some amazing goodies from the store.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is fully accessible and there is plenty of room in-store and in Benni’s Café for manoeuvring prams or wheelchairs. The staff are welcoming, knowledgeable, attentive, and know their products inside and out. Their attention to detail means you can be sure that your dietary needs are addressed. Pet dogs are welcome on the grounds which can also be accessed from outside the building. There are plenty of highchairs available and changing facilities for the little ones.
You’ll find Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
64 Burings Rd, Tanunda
Phone: 1300 424 626
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