Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner

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Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner

Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner
4.5
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Haigh’s original retail store, established in 1915 in Adelaide’s historic Beehive Corner building right on the corner of Rundle Mall and King William Street. Conveniently located in the centre of the shopping district, the store is just a few minutes walk from major hotels, the Convention Centre, Festival Centre and railway station.
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,547 contributions
Jan 2020
We love chocolate, in my case chocolate accompanied by a nice shiraz or zinfandel. We simply had to replenish our stocks from the previous day and luckily we somehow arrived at Haigh's, Beehive Corner, and purchased a further selection. My wife took control of this lot and all reached Bunbury untouched. Lovely friendly staff and the samples appreciated and enjoyed. Adelaide is so lucky to have Haigh's.
Written January 16, 2020
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WhoisJohnGault
Sydney25 contributions
As a chocolate lover, visiting Haigh's was a high priority for me - I make it a point to walk thru the Strand in Sydney just to get a whif. We visited Haigh's as part of an Adelaide mini bus tour. We did this primarily because Haigh's were fully booked out for the dates we visited (I phoned the day we arrived). So make sure to book several days ahead. The factory is very small (esp compared to the Cadbury factory in Tassie) but they do a lot of hand crafting of the chocolates which you can see on the tour. I believe the Haigh's tours are free, and we were given a heaping handful of chocolates at the end. From what I could tell the chocolates at their visitor's center are not discounted and you can pay the same price at one of their (few) stores. The aroma is amazing. Haigh's is a boutique chocolatier and is unique to Australia, and their high quality is reflected in the prices. The factory is located outside of the city but not far. It was quite convenient to visit them on a tour vs. public transport but according the my guide there are several buses that can get you there from the CBD. Oh, and anytime you buy chocolates from their stores, they offer you a free chocolate. mmmm
Written September 14, 2008
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia16,534 contributions
Although Haighs now have stores in both Melbourne and Sydney, Adelaide is the company's home and the Rundle Mall store (on the corner of King William Street) its flagship retail outlet.

While the factory in Parkside (not far from the CBD) offers 20 minute brief tours six days a week, I was visiting on a Sunday so I had to be content with visiting the main city shop.

The website informs me that it has been recently extended although when I visited on a recent Sunday, this was not apparent: it appeared the same to me as it has always.

The flagship store is bigger than the Swanston Street Melbourne store so naturally there seemed to be more goodies from which to choose.

Prices were a little below what Haighs charges in Melbourne: the Rocky Road (delectable) was A$6.60 for 200 grams rather than A$7.00. The prices are about 50 per cent more than Australian supermarkets routinely charge for a similarly sized block of Cadbury chocolate but for me, Haigh's chocolates seem to taste far better.

Young Asian students were coming in quite often and purchasing two or three items a person.

After I made my purchases, I was offered a free chocolate sample. Gift wrapping is available which given the prices of some of the boxed chocolates in particular is unsurprising.
Written September 2, 2008
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Judith D
1 contribution
Jul 2021
I ordered a Haigh's Favourites Package to be delivered for my Boss' birthday. I ordered it 2 working days beforehand, on line and my credit card was debited immediately. You can imagine my surprise when the Birthday came and went and NO BASKET WAS DELIVERED. Instead at 4.30pm on the day i get an email saying it had been dispatched to the carrier, and would be delivered in due course. Not good enough, Haighs! At no time during the online ordering process was I told that there might be delays in delivery, and you were happy to take the order. To have a basket of goodies delivered on someone’s birthday is the whole point of ordering it! And for you not to be able to fulfill the order on the specified day makes the whole thing a waste of time. I will never use this service again and I advise anyone likewise. Use a firm who can actually do what they say! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Written July 6, 2021
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Dra242
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
Nov 2021
Whilst on holiday in Adelaide I made the mistake of going to Haighs chocolates.
If you want to be treated like a second class citizen - then this is the place to go.
If you think discrimination is okay - they you found the right place.
The staff carry on like nazis and they have a company policy which demands to see your personal medical records or be served whilst ONLY standing outside the shop on the pavement.
Shameful act of discrimination and idiocy.
Vote with your feet and shop elsewhere - the chocolates are over priced anyway.
Written November 26, 2021
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paul l
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
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Paul A.

Sydney New South Wales

1.0 star rating
9/12/2013
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If you want chocolate coated nuts with maggots inside this Christmas you must try Haighs. Their maggots alive and breathing may be found in Almonds, Macadamias or Hazelnuts.

I was UNLUCKY enough to bite through one in my almond bag.
Disgusting experience NEVER EVER again will I ever go near HAIGHS SHOPS.

The Problem they have is that they make their products and store them up to 8 months in advance.

Shame on you Haighs for such bad products.
Tell your friends tell your enemies. TELL ALL
HAIGHS HAS MAGGOTS IN THEIR CHOCOLATE.
Written December 20, 2013
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Barry
4 contributions
Dec 2017
Visiting Haighs Chocolates with my friends all the way from the UK, they found the Haighs Chocolates fantastic1
Written December 12, 2017
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AV0767
Adelaide, Australia109 contributions
Mar 2013 • Family
I headed off to Haigh's today for a spot of Easter shopping, prepared to spend a little more on chocolate than in 'everyday' shops. However, I was in for a shock. I am absolutely certain that the prices have increased significantly since last year - $11.75 for a small dark chocolate billy and $7.20 for a 70g egg! I decided to leave the egg at the shop and purchase some Lindt eggs (which are also delectable) instead. I'm sorry to say that I will be buying far fewer products at Haigh's in the future.
Written March 26, 2013
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KimB88_13
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
We went to the factory for the tour, it was a bit short and not all the machines were operating but it was free and we got samples so it was still good value for money.
Written January 18, 2013
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TravelEatExplore64
Perth, Australia747 contributions
We were very disappointed with this "attraction". It really is just another shop in the mall. Yes the chocolate is nice but the shop is small with not much selection & pricey. The building is lovely but then so are many others in Adelaide. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to visit!
Written September 27, 2012
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