As Easter looms, we share some of Canberra’s hidden gems for quality chocolate, along with some new arrivals.
Jasper + Myrtle
From Brandy and Orange to Himalayan Rock Salt and Wakame Jasper + Myrtle bars are the epitome of chocolate sophistication. Lovingly handmade in Canberra using carefully sourced cocoa beans blended and exquisite flavours, they’re stocked at various supermarkets and outlets throughout Canberra.
With customers travelling as far as Brisbane and Melbourne to sample his handmade chocolates, Swiss-born Bruno Ehrensperger has been a Canberra icon since 1984, when he opened Bruno’s Truffles. Along with more than 50 types of chocolate, including 25 different fresh cream butter-based truffles, he is also renown for chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies and divine hot cross buns. You’ll find Bruno’s Truffles at the Mawson Shops.
Robyn Rowe Chocolates
Using traditional methods that she learnt in Europe, the secret to Robyn Rowe’s deliciously smooth, glossy and creamy chocolates is the highest quality Callebaut Fair Trade couverture that she imports directly from Belgium. Her store is located in Murrumbateman, where she uses flavours inspired by the fresh produce of the region including walnuts from her tree, Clonakilla Muscat and Cherry Port from Young.
Adelaide’s Haigh’s Chocolates recently opened their first Canberra store in the Canberra Centre—offering luxury confectionary, including their beautifully packaged Easter eggs—in their signature-look store.
From exotic speckled chocolate eggs to hunny bunny biscuits, you’ll find something to suit everyone in their Canberra Centre outlet. You might even have time to sink into a Leather Chesterfield to enjoy a chilli hot chocolate and a platter of tiny desserts.
With three stores in Canberra—Dickson, Manuka and Civic, this cheerful, brightly coloured Belgian chocolate cafe has chocolate on tap.
From an exploding chocolate shot to a mug of spicy Mexican chocolate, The Bald Man offers the perfect chocolate fix in either Belconnen or Kingston Foreshore.