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Carobana Chocolate Factory

125 James Small Drive, Korora, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 6653 6051
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Type: Factory Outlets
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- Aug 17, 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited this small chocolate/carob factory while in Coffs Harbour recently. The staff are very friendly and you can see honeycomb and rocky road being made. There are samples of the produce for you to try. We personally didn't like the taste of the chocolate and carob but the nut brittles and honeycomb are very good. The prices are quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We first visited Carobana in 2000, and we have been back to holiday in the Coffs Harbour area several times since then. There is no way that we would miss out on a visit to Carobana. The products are delicious, our favourite being the carob coated banana and ginger. Watching the production of the products is always interesting, even after... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Small factory but friendly. Love the different chocolates here as they are not overly sweet. Made of carob and interesting selection of flavours. Lovely proprietor, Jean, gave us some really friendly service. Try the Carob Bananas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Educational experience on how to make honeycomb. Got to stand basically next to chef/cook while he did his daily routine. Explained the process in depth, offered samples of freshly made honeycomb and free to boot. Only thing we did not like is chocolate coating on honeycomb they sell is carob. All in all though a very good experience.

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Marcoola, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Look it's a factory so not flash but they make chocolate ....all kinds ...enough said. You can see the chocolate being made, taste all kinds and when you finally choose it is very reasonablely priced. Staff are lovely. So glad I don't live nearby, I probably would weigh an extra 200 kg.

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Brilliant to see a small industry still operating like this. We say a number of things being made and the staff expertly talked us through the process while continuing to work and give us samples straight off the line! There was a great selection of products to buy from, free refreshments and clean bathrooms. One lady also gave us a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Tasty carob! I never appreciated the difference between chocolate and carob - the friendly staff explained and showed us some raw carob pods. We tasted some of the different types and ended up walking out with several packets; very tasty! Yes, it's only a small place and a little out of the way to the north of Coffs, but well... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A small family business with a selection of chocolate and associated products. We tried the Chocolate Licorice and the Honeycomb Nibbles. Both were nice.

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Old Bar, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A very interesting Carob Chocolate Factory, entry is free and so is tasting.....and it all tastes great. Another attraction is watching someone making Honeycomb in front of you and getting to taste fresh honeycomb also. Great little shop for buying your chocolate treats direct at reasonable prices.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Sort of out of the way and pretty basic, but it was interesting to see how the carob is used and hear of the long history of this place.

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