If you're looking for a sweet out of town destination to while away the day then look no further than the Yarra Valley Chocolatier and Ice Creamery.
Opened in 2012 and home to delectable chocolate, ice-cream, a cafe and Junior Chocolatier Classes. They're very family-friendly too.
As you enter you'll be surrounded by chocolate and greeted with chocolate - free samples in oversized bowls to tempt you further. The walls are packed high with chocolate, all sorts of chocolate to purchase and take home. To the left of the entrance there is a glass wall where you can watch the French & Belgian chocolatier’s make all the tasty chocolate you see in the shop. It's also where you can watch the kids whipping up some chcolate creations of their own.
There are giant chocolate freckles, chocolate eggs with plastic farm creatures inside, metre-long bars of chocolate, bags of rocky road slices, boxes of chocolate-coated nut balls and other snacking tidbits, and even novelty items such as chocolate cooking sauces, chocolate lip balm and chocolate soap. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!!!
The cafe which has views across the Yarra Valley has plenty of seating inside and outside on the deck. Highchairs are available, along with colouring pages and pencils for the kids and a special corner set up just for them.
Once you've polished off your treats/coffee/milkshakes/ice-creams or lunch take a wonder on the grassed area, grab a football or run amok in the mini hedge maze.
I think we can safely say that most of us like some sort of chocolate. White, milk, dark, praline, nougart, giant freckles, truffles...whatever your pick, be sure to take some home with you.
35 Old Healesville Road, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Open every day 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day)