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“An Australian tradition in chocolate”

Haigh's Chocolates Block Arcade
Ranked #11 of 126 Shopping in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our flagship store in Melbourne is located at the fashion end of Collins Street, in The Block Arcade. The historic Victorian building is undoubtedly the most beautiful shopping arcade in Australia, with its magnificent architecture, majestic decorative arches and grand display window. Just perfect for artistic and tempting chocolate displays. So after a day of shopping, why not call in. Our team will be pleased to assist you and offer a taste or two.
Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've been fortunate enough to visit the Haigh factory in Adelaide and watch the chocolates being made. It was a delight then and it was a delight today to see the Melbourne store 'going off like a frog in a sock'. It was hopping. The place was packed with people looking and buying chocolate. Great to see an Australian business doing so well in the middle of Melbourne.
It's reputation is well deserved. The staff are delightful. They know their stuff and customer service is great. The staff can help you choose a chocolate for yourself or as a gift.
The Block Arcade is in itself an iconic place of Melbourne and Haigh's Chocolates adds to it.
Beware - the chocolate isn't cheap but it's not regular Cadbury's. This is REAL chocolate and you only need one or two small pieces to feel like you've had plenty. Savour every bite.
Be prepared to wait during busy times.
Easy access via the two entrances to the Block Arcade.
Prices vary, cheapest I saw was $4, most expensive was in the $100's.

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Reviewed May 20, 2014

more choclate thaan willie wonker , And there was even choclate that is hard to get in other shops, Very nice staff and were pleased to offer a sample if you needed one, Prices were very cheap . I walked out with two large bags and was great value. (warninng , if your a migrain sufferer, eat the choclate in moderation,)

Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

First impression of the chocolate selection is impressive! Lots of different flavours to choose from makes it difficult for a chocoholic. Finally decided on the 200g Orange dark chocolate bar and the 200g Chocolate Pecan fudge, both just under $10 each. Although nice, the orange chocolate bar tasted just like Lindt chocolate that you buy from the supermarket. The fudge was very average, not a rich fudgey fudge and the pecans tasted off.

Thank L G
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Haigh's is an Adelaide based chocolatier, and one of the few (or possibly the only one) to make their own chocolate from scratch. The quality is exceptional, and this particular store is a great place to visit. It's nestled in an old arcade with many great shops around it. You can get all your Haigh's stuff there (recommend the chocolate caramels and the speckles) and it's centrally located so easy if you work in the city or are visiting from afar. The tasting piece when you buy things makes it all the better place to pick up a gift as then you get a taste for yourself too!

Thank Douglas S
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Nice chocolate shop. We visited around Easter time so there were plenty of nice gifts on display at some reasonable price points.

Thank MarkG78_12
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