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Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery

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Address: 22 Henry St, Woodside, South Australia 5244, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8389 7868
Today
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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Melba's Chocolate Factory is a 'working' tourism factory located in a...

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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This is not the place to go if you are feeling low on self control. The chocolate is very nice and there is so much to choose from. We bought way too much... It was great

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 April 2016
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Wide selection of chocolates and sweets but a bit pricey. Has demonstrations and viewing windows into the factory.

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Thank KMinOZ
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Omg so much chocolate. All four walls are covered in yummy choccy delights. Rows of assorted lollies too. Try before you buy, watch through the windows staff making some of the delightful treats. Heaps to choose from too. I bet you can't walk out without purchasing some tasty treat to take home.

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Thank Tamara C
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Not bad not much tasting though. A huge variety of chocolates and nuts etc good coffee in the little cafe.

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Thank jayne m
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Had a great visit here. Not only do they have a huge range of chocolate candies, they also have a variety of other types of candies. Bought several items to bring back to friends in the states. Excellent quality for all their products. You can watch how they make different candies, ask questions and get a free sample. They have... More 

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Thank Rose H
Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I love visiting Melba's. Not only do they have a huge range of different shaped chocolate, yummy things covered in chocolate and lollies but quite often you can watch how they make the products, ask questions and get a free sample. They now have a coffee shop onsite so you can enjoy your delicious chocolate treat with a coffee. I... More 

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Thank Sthozchick
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This is not the place to go if you are feeling low on self control. The chocolate is very nice and there is so much to choose from. We bought way too much... It was great

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Thank infernopromo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

A must .a look into history.beautifully decorated old time.ultra friendly staff who are prepared to explain about the factory.watched lollies being made and packed.bought to many will have have a long walk to walk them off.clean toilets and plenty of parking a must simple and sweet pardon the pun

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Thank Robert G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We went out of our way to drop in here but was slightly disappointed. Was looking forward to seeing the chocolate being made but of course it was basically a shop. Wasn't bad but wasn't good either.

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Thank jpw61
Kingscote, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Was expecting it to be a little more classy but was more of a bulk chocolate place then a fancy chocolatiers. Would be great for kids and family's but most of the items were packaged to large for me. Was good seeing behind the scenes and cool to just watch they the glass while they worked.

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Thank andthenkylieee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A fun place to drop into - sample a few treats - buy a car load of chocolate and have a look around. Suitable for young and not so young alike

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