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“Chocolate nirvana” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chocoholic Tours

Chocoholic Tours
145/28 Southgate Avenue | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9686 4655
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Ranked #51 of 283 Activities in Melbourne
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Sharing chocolate and exploring Melbourne since 1995. Come discover Melbourne's world of chocolate and experience the life of its streets, lanes and arcades - All tastings and morning/afternoon tea included.
Melbourne Australia
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“Chocolate nirvana”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

It was a really informative lovely day out. We walked to various chocolate shops sampling and learning about the process. Starting out at QV with a chocolate shot and a sample (they were gorgeous) to an arcade where we saw how they make the chocolate there with more samples. Then onto Haighs and a free trade place and ending up at a lovely cafe where we had a chocolate pudding and drink of choice. By then I personally was a little chocolate-d out and had ice tea, but the choices were quite good for chocolate!! At Haighs we did a question and answer and were rewarded with extra chocolates. We also were given discount vouchers for purchases at these places so our little chocoholic paper carry bag came in handy. A really nice experience for those of us who love our chocolate!

Visited November 2013
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Jessica G, General Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hello there optionalextras,

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed the Chocoholic Tour!

We love chocolate - and we especially appreciate hand crafted chocolate masterpieces as much as you. We truly love taking guests on an indulgent tour experience with everything Melbourne has to offer!

We'd be delighted to have you on tour again some day, make sure to keep in touch.

From Jessica & Shelley
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“Chocoholics will love the afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Under the guide of Suzie Wharton, we had an excellent afternoon filled with chocolates, knowledge, history, friends & laughter. Awesome experience & it was a great tour. I went for the chocolate & historical treats tour on Friday afternoon. Just fresh from bed & not having lunch, we were a bit famished as we were on empty stomachs. It was pleasantly surprising that there was a complimentary afternoon tea with cakes & hot chocolate which gave us the fuel we need to last the rest of the day. Plus we got to have samples of chocolates from different professional makers that could ignite our taste buds. We were also given small paper bags which we could keep our sample chocolates in for eating later. It was a wholesome experience. We got to try different chocolates. We also got to learn about the history of the chocolates & the building where the shops were located. More than that, we made many friends from different countries & laughter filled our hearts the entire day. Thank you

Visited August 2013
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Jessica G, General Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hello there sopjianjamil,

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed the Chocoholic Tour!

We love chocolate - and we especially appreciate hand crafted chocolate masterpieces as much as you. We truly love taking guests on an indulgent and wholesome tour experience with everything Melbourne has to offer!

We'd be delighted to have you on tour again some day, make sure to keep in touch.

From Jessica & Shelley
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“A must for chocolate lovers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I went on the Saturday Chocolate Lovers Tour.
Great fun & very informative. The very friendly guides have a great knowledge of Melbourne's chocolate history & architecture.
The tour runs at a good pace with a great mix of chocolate and history.
I recommend putting at least some of your chocolate samples into your take-home bag as you go, to avoid feeling sick from chocolate overload. Make sure you have room for the hot chocolate & cake at the last stop, Koko Black!

Visited July 2013
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Jessica G, General Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hello there NelleWin,

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed the Chocoholic Tour!

We love chocolate - and we especially appreciate hand crafted chocolate masterpieces as much as you. We truly love taking guests on an indulgent tour experience with everything Melbourne has to offer!

We can only try to leave room in our bellies for that last leg of the tours! It's indeed a hard task when we are presented with so many delightful treats along the way!

We'd be delighted to have you on tour again some day, make sure to keep in touch.

From Jessica & Shelley
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“Not for Augustus Gloop !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you are expecting to eat $39 worth of Chocolate, this tour is definitely not for you. If however, you want a chilled 2 hour walk taking in some great Chocolate shops along the way, you'll be more than satisfied. We opted for the Sunday afternoon stroll around the Block Arcade area. The group size was too large in my view, but you do get a fair bit of info (and chocolates) during the tour. The tour ends with a pleasant Cake and drink. Definitely recommended but then again, I have a sweet tooth so am naturally biased.

Visited June 2013
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Jessica G, General Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hello there Zachary71,

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed the Chocoholic Tour!

We love chocolate - and we especially appreciate hand crafted chocolate masterpieces as much as you. We truly love taking guests on an indulgent tour experience with everything Melbourne has to offer!

We'd be delighted to have you on tour again some day, make sure to keep in touch.

From Jessica & Shelley
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“Recommended holiday tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Really enjoyed this tour on a Friday afternoon through the Melbourne arcades. Suzy has a real gift for making the tour fresh and interesting. Enjoyed the new information about familiar historic arcades, chocolate tasting and afternoon tea. Very enjoyable. Made us feel like we were on holidays. There were about 12 on the tour. A good number.

Visited April 2013
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Jessica G, General Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hello there Planner55,

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed the Chocoholic Tour!

We love chocolate - and we especially appreciate hand crafted chocolate masterpieces as much as you. We truly love taking guests on an indulgent tour experience with everything Melbourne has to offer!

We all love Suzy's hosting technique. She is a wonderful guide to the cities history and art secrets!

We'd be delighted to have you on tour again some day, make sure to keep in touch.

From Jessica & Shelley
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