Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery

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Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery

Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery
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Speciality & Gift Shops
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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Paul S
Adelaide, Australia3,746 contributions
A little disappointing
Apr 2021
It is years since we visited this place, so we are happy to visit again. Car parking is behind the factory, and access involves a short but fairly steep ramp. Entry is free. Upon entry, we find ourselves in a large rectangular shop with windows to the factory on two sides. In fact there is little workshop activity taking place – perhaps it is lunch time! The shop is displaying an immense variety of chocolate and sweet products, but we are not tempted. Perhaps this is an outing for younger people?
Written April 28, 2021
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Awsomeal
Adelaide, Australia1,542 contributions
Love ❤️ Chocolate
Apr 2021 • Family
It was a beautiful sunny day so we thought we would come for a drive to Melbas Chocolates . It’s not a overly huge place but all staff were very friendly and nice. There was so much chocolate available and at reasonable prices. They have a few rooms so yiu can see how things are made. Which I liked. And lots old photos and items . I would come back thank you 🙏
Written April 4, 2021
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peter l
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions
Sweet end to a lovely day
Jan 2021
After a short drive up to Adelaide hills, why not spend a lunch at a winery & on way home stop into Melba Chocolates for a huge selection of sweet treats to take home or back interstate. Made on premises thank you for our tastings
Written February 3, 2021
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AreWeThereYet60
Adelaide AUST12 contributions
Lovely visit
Dec 2020 • Family
Headed to Melbas with family in from interstate. It had been a long time since we had been. On a weekend it wasn't crowded or over busy but a real steady stream of visitors. Their range of confectionery is pretty good so everyone was happy includind yours truly who got some sugar free chocolate.
The only disappointment was the coffee. Was looking forward to a nice cup but it was a real let down. Will go there again sometime but with a thermos.
Written January 16, 2021
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peter l
Balhannah, Australia1,215 contributions
Family
Sep 2020 • Family
B , little a and tiny took me out for a milkshake and chocolate. While there little a purchased a few chocolate frogs and something Andy might like. Tiny enjoyed some of b's chocolate little a went strawberry and mine was chocolate icecream with caramel topping great. Cheers Beachy
Written September 17, 2020
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Ponderosa
4 contributions
Glorified lolly shop
Jun 2020
Disappointing just a glorified lolly shop. When you hear the words chocolate factory you expect to see chocolate being made, information about the process, sample tasting, history etc.. but there was none of this just over priced chocolates and lollies. We purchased $100 worth of goods and was called to the counter like a cheap takeaway store. No smile no nothing from the staff then as soon as we paid they were calling next, wanting us to quickly move along.
The outside could do with a face-lift as well just a boring brick frontage. this place could be so much more in the right hands. Wont be back sadly.
Written June 9, 2020
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Beck
Australia14 contributions
Yum
Mar 2020
Love visiting Melbas, we never leave empty handed. Beautiful chocolate, friendly staff welcoming family atmosphere and great tasting coffee too.
Written March 10, 2020
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Melanie
Adelaide, Australia100 contributions
Chocolate Heaven ...
Feb 2020
Have been to Melba's many times and this place never fails to please us and we never walk out empty handed. Beats to new place in Tanunda hands down !!! So much to choose from and so many samples - yum ... Overseas visitors were with us today and they loved it and also thought that it was better than Tanunda .. They also bought plenty. We will return again and again ..
Written February 21, 2020
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michael w
Greater Adelaide, Australia15 contributions
Special family anniversary
Feb 2020
What can you say, chocolate of all varieties, my favourites are caramel buds, traffic lights and liquorice blocks.
Many demonstrators doing things, very friendly
Written February 13, 2020
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philljan
Adelaide, Australia498 contributions
If you want chocolate......
Feb 2020 • Friends
Huge range of chocolate, every one u can think of, choc covered, almonds, peanuts,cashews, hazelnuts, liquorice,snakes,apricots, raspberries, plain chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate frogs of all flavours, chocolate numbers, etc etc etc, plus old fashioned boiled lollies, snakes, honey bears, .... I won’t go on.... just go check it out. Maybe leave the kids at home!
Written February 5, 2020
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