The Global Ballooning Australia (GB) team together with Chocoholic Tours have introduced a new package: Melbourne Flight & Chocolate Tour. After meeting Jessica Gilchrist from Chocoholic Tours, we received a surprise dreamy chocolate pack by post. Following this pack, Destination Melbourne arranged an industry tour so the GB Team set out as ‘chocoholics’ on Tuesday 17th June 2014.
Chocoholic Tours has been operating for over 20 years in Melbourne and continue to run the best chocolate tours in the CBD and now we know why!
Jessica gave us a delightful two hour introduction into Melbourne’s chocolate culture reaping insight into the marvellously extensive history of chocolate and delightful palate on our tastebuds.
Walking through Melbourne’s CBD arcades and unique alleyways, we wound up at the following fruitfully renowned chocolate stores:
Cacao Lab - http://www.cacao.com.au
Tasting: Chilli, Chai, salted caramel or signature hot chocolate shot plus signature loose chocolate.
Koko Black – http://www.kokoblack.com
Tasting: signature loose chocolate plus talk from the chocolatier Vincent.
Chokolait - http://www.chokolait.com.au
Tasting: Belgium hot chocolate shot.
Haigh’s Chocolate - http://www.haighschocolates.com.au
Tasting: Signature loose chocolate plus milk and dark pastilles.
Brunetti - http://www.brunetti.com.au
Afternoon tea: Italian hot chocolate, beverage of choice plus chocolate mud cake and trio chocolate mousse cake.
Chocolate is much like wine; there is a long winded process to producing it which most of us probably do not appreciate when eating chocolate but rather just enjoy the taste. The exchange of different tastes and textures on your tongue is varied with unique undertones and smells depending on the chocolate brand, making you appreciate the quality.
Scientists have confirmed that dark chocolate is beneficial for our health so why not take advantage and enjoy a perfect sunrise flight over Melbourne, champagne buffet breakfast and to finish, a chocolate walking tour throughout the most ‘liveable city in the world’.
See our delicious Melbourne Flight & Chocolate Tour Package & book your tour today - http://www.globalballooning.com.au/specials.htm
by Kate Esposto