Ever since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory graced the screens, the idea of chocolate factories have mesmerised both child and adult alike. Noosa Chocolate Factory helps keep that passion alive with their mouth-watering range of chocolates and sweets. Established in 2009, Noosa Chocolate Factory produces a range of chocolate products and sweets which include coated nuts, berries, chocolate slabs. Their chocolate comes in milk, dark and white chocolate varieties leaving options for every type of customer. You can also buy marshmallows, peanut brittle, jellies, licorice and their unique variety of rocky road which is made fresh daily for the public. (And it’s personally my favourite – I can’t eat any other type or rocky road now)
100% vegetable oil free
Noosa Chocolate Factory prides itself in being 100% vegetable oil free. Many chocolate manufacturers will substitute cocoa butter for palm oil to save in costs, however this comes with significant negatives. The usage of palm oil has been associated with large scale deforestation of rainforests, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses in countries where its product. Likewise most chocolate connoisseurs will say that chocolate made with palm oil has an inferior flavour and texture to cocoa butter.
Do they have any vegan products?
The team at Noosa Chocolate Factory note on their website that they’re currently developing a new range of vegan products, but there are already some vegan products available including vegan milk strawberries, cherry slab, coconut rough, blueberry and cherry slabs.
Where is the Noosa Chocolate Factory?
Whilst Noosa Chocolate Factory doesn’t specifically do factory tours, there is a retail store next door where you can buy all of their delectable products. You can find the Noosa Chocolate factory retail outlet at 1/15 Project Avenue – Noosaville:
There is also a store in Brisbane and Sunshine Plaza for those who aren’t able to make it to Noosa. You can also grab an espresso coffee at their stores whilst picking up a treat for the way home.
If you find it hard to get the time to visit them instore, you can also now purchase Noosa Chocolate Factory’s products via their online store.
Chocolate comes down to personal taste, but I’ve yet to find anything from the Noosa Chocolate factory range that I don’t love. Their milk chocolate varieties are smooth taste and texture, whilst the dark chocolate range having the refined bitterness you’d expect from a quality chocolate. As a white chocolate lover it’s great to see an independent brand developing their own line – and I’ve definitely bought my fair share. Most of all however as I mentioned above I recommend anyone going to any of the Noosa Chocolate Factory stores to try their rocky road. The flavours, texture and look is unlike any you would have tried before and you won’t regret it. Grab a hot chocolate alongside your treat and catch up with a friend, Noosa Chocolate Factory will no doubt become one of your new local chocolatiers.