We all love the chocolateries in the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Great Ocean Road. They’ve been serving up some delicious sweet treats all year long, including festivals just for ice cream, brownies and hot chocolate. And soon, they’re going to take you on a flavoursome journey along the rocky road. This May, they’re smashing out 31 different flavours across the 31 days of the month in this delicious Rocky Road Festival. So, fasten your seatbelts! It’s about to get bumpy.
Rocky Road Festival
Drive out to any of the three chocolateries around Melbourne for your fix of this classic Australian treat. Over this month-long festival, it’s anticipated that over 100,000 handmade blocks will be made. Each block will contain fluffy house-made marshmallows, and fine milk, dark, white, ruby or caramelised white couverture. And with 31 different flavours, there’s a lot to look forward to.
Think outside the box, and try everything from popping candy to house-made shortbread. Flavours this year include Strawberry Margarita, Oriental Brittle, Caramel Mudcake, Turkish Toblerone, Honeycomb Macadamia and Tahitian Lime & Chilli. The kids will enjoy fun flavours like Candyland and Magician’s Elephant. There will also be vegan and gluten-free options available, so everyone can join in on the celebrations.
If you’re looking for ways to indulge yourself even further, head into the all-day café for a special menu of rocky road-inspired treats, including pastries, ice creams, sundaes, waffles and hot chocolates.
Take part in a tasting session and try samples of their rocky road flavours, as well as a hot chocolate and ice cream in this 45 minute workshop. Then, create your own block to take home, with 50 gourmet ingredients to choose from.
At the chocolateries, keep an eye out for the Ultimate Pick & Mix Counter, a three-metre-long cabinet where you can create your own packs of hand-made blocks. There’s also the Rocky Road Experience, where you’ll find a box filled with 12 limited-edition delights with a rocky road twist. Otherwise, grab a Rocky Road Festival Box for all 31 flavours, or fill a one-metre-long box of rocky road to take home.
If you can’t make it to the festival in person, the limited-edition flavours will be available to purchase online. So, put your feet up, and let the dessert come to you!