Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re buying for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife, the gift of sweet artisan chocolate will be sure to melt their heart. From classic truffles and pralines to chocolate combined with native ingredients, we’ve listed some of the best Australian Food Award (AFA) winning chocolatiers so you don’t have to search too far.
Canberra-based Enigma Fine Chocolate sets out to prove that chocolate is more than a confectionary, it’s “an ingredient full of character, complexities and stories.” Treat your significant other to multi-award winning truffles and bars, including the AFA gold medal winning raspberry truffle.
Bracegirdles have been making their artisan products since 2005 in Adelaide. Their chocolates are preservative free and handmade by their team of chocolatiers, who can even custom design chocolates to order. Spoil your significant other with their AFA bronze medal winning Signature Selection, which are available in 8, 16 or 32 piece boxes.
Ms. Peacock is the brainchild of chocolatier and self-confessed sweet tooth, Lisa Morley. With award-winning products including Pleasure and Desire, her range of chocolates are a tribute to a bygone era of hedonism and pleasure. Made with only the best French chocolate she can get her hands on, these delicacies are to be enjoyed on the lounge with a glass of red, according to Ms. Peacock herself.
Myrtle & Pepper combines native Australian ingredients with world-class chocolate, to create art inspired chocolates. Give your loved one, a unique Australian chocolate eating experience, with AFA award-winning flavours such as eucalyptus flower honeycomb and lemon myrtle rocky road.
Let your crush know you’re nuts about them by giving them a box of beautifully presented AFA award-winning Dickens’ Delights toffee. Made from the best local ingredients, their butter toffee is melt in your mouth delicious.