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The best Australian chocolate brands to support this Easter

March, 2021
Words by Jess Lewis
4 min read
With Easter around the corner, we are valiantly preparing ourselves to consume a copious amount of chocolate (not that we need Easter as an excuse). However this year is different. This year we’re levelling up. Say goodbye to the basic milk chocolate bunny and say hello to some of Australia’s finest cocoa creations. Think of it this way, the more Aussie chocolate you eat, the greater service you’re doing for our local economy. Can’t argue with that logic!

Here are our top 10 Australian chocolate brands:

1. Hey Tiger:

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Aside from having the cutest packaging and the most mind-blowing flavour combos ever (we’re talking coconut & caramelised popcorn), Hey Tiger also makes an unreal social impact. While ensuring all their cocoa is ethically sourced, Hey Tiger currently donates 50c from every full size chocolate bar and 25c from every mini size bar to The Hunger Project. Through this partnership, they’re able to help fund community development projects in Ghana.

2. Luka Chocolates:

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Inspired by Belgian methods and makers, Luka Chocolates provides uncompromising quality and excellence in every product (and bite). Luka’s combines premium chocolate with locally sourced ingredients like fresh cream, organic honey, 100% pure fruit juices, nuts, fruits and spices to create only the finest of flavours. Dark chocolate freeze-dried strawberries, it’s a yes from us!

3. Koko Black:

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It’s stylish, sophisticated and it’s very Melbourne. With over 100 chocolates and counting, the Koko Black range is complex, indulgent and always adventurous. From the premium ingredients to the beautiful packaging, Koko Black makes for a perfect and special gift. On our wish list is the Green Matcha White Chocolate!

4. Winnow Chocolates:

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With packaging almost too cute to open, Winnow Chocolate produces all natural and all delicious Belgian couverture chocolate. Located in the beautiful Blue Mountains of NSW, Winnow sources locally-grown ingredients to add the extra wow-factor to their chocolates. Seriously though, we are drooling over the Pavlova chocolate block – Organic white chocolate studded with raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and delicious meringue.

5. Hunted + Gathered:

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With no chocolate bar containing more than five ingredients and most containing merely three, Melbourne based Hunted + Gathered are on a mission to explore the depths and flavours of the cacao bean. The salt and pepper dark organic chocolate bar is a must try.

6. Bahen & Co:

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Winemakers turned chocolatiers, Jacqui and Josh Bahen, are on the continual search for fine flavoured cocoa. With their factory based in Margaret River, WA the pair draw inspiration from the raw natural beauty and strong community feel around them. We’re sure their raspberry and rose 70% cocoa block would tickle most tastebuds.

7. Jasper + Myrtle:

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Based in Canberra, Jasper + Myrtle chocolates are hand-made from ethically sourced cacao beans from Papua New Guinea. Owners, Li Peng and Peter, focus on sustainability and traceability of the cocoa beans and their accompanying ingredients. Out of all their delicious chocolates we’ve got our eye on the ginger and coconut dark chocolate.

8. Noosa Chocolate Factory:

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Based in beautiful Noosa, QLD, The Noosa Chocolate Factory specialises in panning (chocolate coating) using their own blend of high percentage cocoa dark chocolate. It’s made from scratch, made fresh and with a whole lot of love. Their rocky road is their signature product and we can see why!

9. Ms Peacock:

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Lisa Morley, or more formally known as Ms Peacock, takes inspiration for her chocolate from France. Her sweets are indulgent, romantic and darn right delectable. On Ms Peacock’s mission to find only the finest of chocolate, she has also made it her task to ensure the process is environmentally and ethically conscious. Our vote for this one goes to the seven spice blonde chocolate macadamias.

10. Sweet Pea & Poppy:

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Chocolate almost as sweet as the name! Established by mother daughter duo, Sweet Pea & Poppy focuses on delicious flavours and the use of high-quality, ethical and traceable ingredients. Not to mention their chocolate bars are almost too pretty to eat (emphasis on almost). The smoked chilli and sea salt dark chocolate has got our tastebuds tingling.

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