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6 Best Chocolates in Australia [2023]

Chocolate Australia

Looking for the best chocolate in Australia? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will list six of our favorite chocolate brands in Australia. These chocolate Australia are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more!

1) The Smooth Chocolator

The Smooth Chocolator - Chocolate Australia
The Smooth Chocolator – Chocolate Australia (Credit: The Smooth Chocolator)
Key FeatureEthically sourced and transparently traded cocoa beans
Where to Buy

The creator of the ethically sourced Australian chocolate brand is Yoon Kim (not Sade). The Smooth Chocolator obtains its cocoa beans from various countries throughout the world, where they are roasted, cracked, winnowed, conched, and tempered to perfection. The result is a vast array of distinctive flavours, which has helped this Australian chocolate brand pick up a number of awards.

Their goal is to bring out the unique flavors of each bean from various areas (and strains) while still preserving as much of the original character as possible, thus no artificial flavoring such as vanilla is used in our single-origin chocolate.

Key Differentiators:

  • Bean-to-bar chocolate company
  • Ethically sourced and transparently traded cocoa beans
  • Award-winning brand

2) Metiisto Chocolate

Metiisto Chocolate - Chocolate Australia
Metiisto Chocolate – Chocolate Australia (Credit: Metiisto Chocolate)
Key FeatureHigh-quality cocoa beans
Where to Buy

Metiisto, which began in Sweden and is now located in Toowoomba, QLD, has delighted its customers by making the most of its new location. Metiisto ethically obtains cocoa beans from neighboring countries like the Solomon Islands, where small-batch farmers go to great lengths to achieve the highest quality. Each and every bean is inspected by the brand before it’s roasted, winnowed, refined, conched, aged, tempered, and wrapped. Now, with their headquarters in the Pacific Ocean, they have chosen to acquire cocoa from neighboring nations like the Solomon Islands, which are putting out significant efforts to improve cocoa quality.

Key Differentiators:

  • Ethically sourced ingredients
  • High-quality cocoa beans
  • Earned Internationl Chocolate Awards

Customer’s Review:

As good a bean-to-bar chocolate maker as you’re ever likely to find!! Flavour-filled, unique, and very tasty chocolate! Lovely people too and a true asset to Toowoomba!

Owen Steinhardt

3) Haigh’s Chocolate

Haigh’s Chocolate - Chocolate Australia
Haigh’s Chocolate – Chocolate Australia (Credit: Haigh’s Chocolate)
Key FeatureLush equatorial rainforests-inspired flavours
Where to Buy

This Australian chocolate maker has been in operation since 1915 and still makes chocolate from scratch using raw UTZ-certified cocoa beans as a source, over a century later. It produced the Easter bilby in 1993, which has since grown into folklore. Haigh’s endures as a genuine institution and a fantastic one at that, with locations in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra.

Key Differentiators:

  • Lush equatorial rainforests-inspired flavours
  • Uses premium cocoa beans
  • Packaged with attention to detail 

Customer’s Review:

Better than Cadbury. Better than Nestlè Better than Hershey’s.

Matthew Deneka

4) Melbourne Cocoa

Melbourne Cocoa - Chocolate Australia
Melbourne Cocoa – Chocolate Australia (Credit: Melbourne Cocoa)
Key FeatureHigh cocoa content and correspondingly low sugar content
Where to Buy

When Peter Wilson, former punk band manager and winemaker, visited Europe, he discovered the delights of Valrhona chocolate. Soon after establishing this Australian chocolate company in Victoria’s Yarra Valley with partner Juliana Kennedy, he began producing it. That was 25 years ago. Since its inception, the company’s small-batch blends have delighted taste buds.

Key Differentiators:

  • High cocoa content and correspondingly low sugar content
  • Crafts artisanal chocolate treats and gifts
  • Smooth texture and true melt-in-the-mouth quality

5) Koko Black

Melbourne Cocoa - Chocolate Australia
Koko Black – Chocolate Australia (Credit: Melbourne Cocoa)
Key FeatureOffers Belgian couverture chocolate
Where to Buy

Each chocolate produced by Koko Black has its own distinct flavor and backstory. On any given day, the team might be seen munching on a block or two. This is our personal favorite Australian chocolate company; however, we are a little partial aren’t we? If you haven’t heard of the brand before, now is a good time to learn about it. This is everything you love about the classic elevated to the next level. The Koko Black range is complicated, luxurious, and daring, with over 100 chocolates available so far. Seasonal specials are excellent, as is the packaging design.

Key Differentiators:

  • Corporate packages available
  • Offers Belgian couverture chocolate
  • Meticulously handcraft everything in Melbourne

Customer’s Review:

Koko Black is definitely Australia’s finest chocolate makers, handily beating any other local competition (eg at the other end of the arcade). Their truffles in particular are really first class. I’m especially fond of their chocolate truffle and their champagne truffle. The hot chocolates are also pretty special!

Hugh Mitchell

6) Monsieur Truffe

Monsieur Truffe - Chocolate Singapore
Monsieur Truffe – Chocolate Singapore (Credit: Monsieur Truffe)
Key FeatureContains organic ingredients
Where to Buy

In 2006, a one-man firm in Melbourne’s Prahran area began exclusively delivering to the area. Fast forward several years, and Monsieur Truffe has grown larger and greater than ever before, with a factory, online store, and a slew of International Chocolate Awards-winning bars under its belt. If you’re looking for a way to eat chocolate that’s good for you, then look no further. You’ll find it in the form of delicious dark chocolate bars with fruit and nuts blended right in or high-cocoa nibs. It also comes as a powder packed into the included glass jars with ample tips on how to use them.

Key Differentiators:

  • Contains organic ingredients
  • Offers specialty bars
  • Works closely with growers and exporters who follow ethical farming practices

Customer’s Review:

Wonderful chocolate tastes amazing. Organised five gift hampers to be delivered to friends, they looked fantastic, they were delivered in very good time and I was able to select the contents for each hamper. This meant I could send delicious treats to all my friends including my gluten-free, vegan ones. Highly recommend this place – Dark hazelnut gianduja, best choc ever.

Dantacitta Raby

Chocolate Australia

If you’re looking for a delicious chocolate treat, be sure to check out one of these Australian chocolate companies. From classic chocolate Australia makers like Haigh’s to artisanal chocolates from Koko Black and Monsieur Truffe, there’s something for everyone. We hope you enjoy trying some of the best chocolate Australia has to offer!

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