Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery

Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery

Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Melba's Chocolate Factory is a 'working' tourism factory located in a heritage listed complex 40 minutes from Adelaide at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. From 1919 the South Australian Farmers Cooperative Union made the site famous by producing cheese, butter, margarine and small goods, which were recognised worldwide. This activity ceased in 1976. From that year, the buildings lay abandoned until 1990 when the current proprietors and directors, Joy and Graeme Foristal arrived. With 1940's era chocolate and confectionery making equipment, they began their dream making old Australian favourite chocolate and confectionery. The complex developed from there and is now known as 'Heritage Park' and has become home to other cottage industries. Visitors today find the old cheese factory transformed into a large emporium styled confectionery factory shop. This is a centerpiece for 5 different rooms, where various manufacturing processes can be viewed. These are the Chocolate Room, Depositing Room, Packing Room, Panning Room and Toffee Room. Visitors are encouraged to speak to the staff who have mastered the use of the heritage equipment, making old fashioned favourites in the time honoured tradition. Old favourites such as, Inch Licorice Block, Traffic Lights and Rocky Road. To tempt chocolate lovers, there is the constant aroma of chocolate and confectionery being made.....yum! An additional interesting feature is the collection of antique and quaint memorabilia from times past, which can be found on display around the factory walls. All in all, this package makes the factory a popular family attraction as well as a significant Hill's destination for families, groups, charters and interstate, national and international visitors.
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Lookslikerain3
Macclesfield, UK113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Real olde worlde type place, set in beautiful mountain area, an old cheese factory that houses amazing chocolate and sweet treats.
THE best hot chocolate, little areas where you can see the chocolate being made or packaged - expansive range of chocolate and chocolate related treats of all sizes.
Mainly indoor but does have a little outside area to sit and enjoy the treats.
Really friendly staff and worth a visit 💙
Written 1 April 2024
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Orit V
Hornsby, Australia522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Amazing range of chocolates and lollies, including not only the regular range, but specifically crafted sugar free chocolates.
Written 29 September 2023
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eeyoreBrisbane
Brisbane140 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
It you are in the area and have time a simple stop. Chocolate and lollies available for purchase. Prices where higher than you would find in a super market. No tasting when I visited. Drinks available for purchase. A 5-10 minute stop. Toilets available. Easy parking.
Written 8 September 2023
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Aussie Traveller
Queensland, Australia99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Wonderful display and array of sweets, shame there wasn't more on the processes involved or on the items on the conveyor belt by way of history or even the products. Staff at the counter were great and the smell of course was delightful. Was there as part of an organised tour.
Written 24 March 2023
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Karen r
New South Wales, Australia45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
What a fun delicious place to visit with kids. Lots of yummy’s to purchase, we all had a delicious hot chocolate at the chocolate cafe as well.
All round yummy experience
Written 17 March 2023
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This place really is a chocoholics happy place, everywhere you look there is chocolate in all shapes and sizes. Large blocks to novelty blocks to small blocks and chocolate frogs. Friendly service and you really put on weight just walking in to the shop. Lots of off street parking and well worth the drive to get there.
Written 7 November 2022
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travellingwoodburys
Sydney, Australia356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
It hasn’t changed a bit in the 15 years since we last visited and why should it? It still takes me back to my childhood! The chocolates are made on the premises and we were lucky enough to see some on the production line. The chocolate is delightfully delicious.
Written 4 October 2022
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Roadtripping Nanny
Newcastle, Australia517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Think of a chocolate or sweet and it will be here. So very many to choose from, from small sizes to bulk packets. There is a ‘seconds’ table where there are great bargains. Ice cream too. We didn’t get to see any chocolate being processed but it was still a great morning. Toilets and some seating are provided also.
Written 6 September 2022
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G Y
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
very good chocolate place. Reasonable price and lots of classic sweets. They made sweets on premises.
Written 28 August 2022
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indaynamo
Australia77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
different variety of chocolate that you will have cravings for. highly recommend the melba's chocolate
Written 8 June 2022
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