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“Worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melba Chocolate & Confectionery Factory

Melba Chocolate & Confectionery Factory
22 Henry Street | Woodside, Adelaide, South Australia 5244, Australia
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Ranked #28 of 70 activities in Adelaide
Type: Factory Tours
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Owner description: 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 | 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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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

A beautiful old chocolate factory. Make a day of it and visit all the surrounding shops and wineries. The kids will LOVE it! Delicious!!

Visited April 2012
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“Samples galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Take the scenic route through the Adfelaide Hills and visit this iconic chocolate factory.

Visited June 2011
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“Tasting Heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

You cannot go there and leave without trying something sweet and delicious. Traffic Light lollies are my favourite.

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“Chocolate Factory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Nice part of the Adelaide Hills and lovely chooclate with free samples and entry ideal for those not on a diet.

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“A mouth watering trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We visited Melba's in the Adelaide Hills as a group and were not disappointed. A very interesting tour with some "live" confectionery making. Sooo much chocolate! A huge variety of it for sale as well as other gifts too. A yummy way to spend a few hours.

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