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Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery

22 Henry St, Woodside, South Australia 5244, Australia
+61 8 8389 7868
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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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22 Henry St, Woodside, South Australia 5244, Australia
+61 8 8389 7868
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This place is packed to the gunnels with reasonably priced chocolate. A visual delight awaits you inside this massive building. Little rooms off to the sides of the main building give visitors a good view of the inner workings of the chocolate-making process. I loved...More

Thank Sallie V
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great service. Best chocolates. Purchased the chocolate sultanas, yummo. My son loves the white raspberry bullets. Check out the prices because sometimes it is cheaper to purchase 3 small bags rather than 1 big bag.

Thank Debbie23294
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Delicious chocolate, huge variety. We were lucky enough to view the manufacture of some of the products. Great South Australian business.

Thank ange662010
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Talk about kids in the lolly shop!! The adult kid was worse! Choc snakes, bullets, coffee beans plus jubes, runts etc etc etc. Worth a visit. Don't forget to taste samples.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Soooo many varieties and lots I haven't seen anywhere else. The staff were friendly. My kids were enthralled, I'm 10kgs heavier and my husband is broke. It's magical.

Thank MadeInOz
Reviewed 23 November 2016

It was our first visit to Melba's chocolates, which is located in an old milk processing plant. It's off the main road and is best found following the signs. Once inside it was a smorgasbord of family style chocolate and sweet treats. There was some...More

Thank Linda0615
Reviewed 15 November 2016

What a great place to visit and step back in time and see how chocolate was made and still is. Great goodies to bring home too.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here before with other family members and my work I remember how excited I was the 1st time. It was like Willy Wonkas and the Chocolate Factory- weIl that's how I first thought. But wow it wasn't far off The 1st think that...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Old fashioned confectionery factory. They make many different items, & sell them at factory prices. There are also special items, depending what they have been manufacturing that day. You can see much of the manufacturing areas & the staff are informative. They seem to love...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Small place... All types of chocolates and sweet were there.. A bit expensive.. Can view chocolate/sweets making..

Thank Shaa2016
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Natalïe M
21 March 2017|
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Response from Tom F | Property representative |
Hi Natalie, Thanks for your question. Reaching us is easy via the National Highway M1. Follow the prompts out of the city and head towards the hills. Once you've reached Hahndorf, exit and turn left at the roundabout... More

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