Meet the Maker: A Chat with Mork in Melbourne, Australia

I’ve started a new series called Meet the Maker. Here I will interview some of the owners/creators/makers of my favourite hot chocolates around the world to learn more about who they are, what they do, and why they do it! Today I’m focused on Josefin and Kiril from the Mork in Melbourne, Australia. To read my recent review of the hot chocolates at Mork click here. Who are you Josefin Zernell / Kiril Shaginov Founders Mörk Chocolate and fellow chocolate makers What kind of person are you: white, milk or dark? We are both incredibly devoted to dark chocolate, in [...]

September 29th, 2016|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria|

The one and only Mörk and their ultimate hot chocolates, Melbourne, Australia

I have enjoyed a lot of hot chocolates in Melbourne over the years, but this time I fell in love with one…with many actually, at Mörk. The thing is, Mörk is perhaps the ultimate hot chocolate, for many reasons. First Mörk is not a chocolate shop, it's a hot chocolate shop. Mörk is not a café….its a hot chocolate shop. Mörk is not a restaurant or a bar or a store or anything else. It is a place that is dedicated to serving hot chocolate in many shapes and forms. Now, how many places have you been like that? I’ve [...]

September 27th, 2016|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria|

Magic and a Hot Chocolate at Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters, Melbourne, Australia

We actually planned to go to Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters because of the coffee. We flipped a coin because I was more interested in going across the street to Hardware Societe to have one of their addictive hot chocolates (so much choice in the CBD). But when we sat down and I saw their menu, apparently my eyes started to twinkle.   Hash has a really fun hot chocolate. They serve you a cup piled high with fairy floss (cotton candy for those across the pond). The hot chocolate is presented alongside in a lab beaker. The idea, correction, [...]

August 30th, 2016|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria|

A New Yorker in Melbourne – Hot Chocolate at Bowery to Williamsburg, Melbourne, Australia

I have had many hot chocolates in New York, but none quite like this one at the Bowery in Melbourne Australia. The Bowery’s hot chocolate is the most American hot chocolate I can think of, but have never been able to find in the US. It is the hot chocolate I wish they served in New York, and that I think would do well there. For all the hot chocolates I have had in the US, I have never seen them combine the one ingredient that is perhaps the most American; peanut butter. Maybe it is like having a vegemite [...]

August 25th, 2016|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria|

Meet the Maker – A Chat with Xocolatl, Melbourne, Australia

I'm starting a new series called Meet the Maker. Here I will interview some of the owners/creators/makers of my favourite hot chocolates around the world to learn more about who they are, what they do, and why they do it! Today I'm starting with Madelaine from the wonderful Xocolatl in Melbourne, Australia. To read my recent review of the hot chocolates at Xocolatl click here. Who are you? My name is Madelaine Partsioglou I am the director, part owner, marketing manager, accounts manager, wholesale manager, retail manager, human resource manager, customer service manager and barista.  Jack of all trades, master [...]

August 23rd, 2016|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Meet the Maker, Melbourne, Victoria|

A Hot Chocolate at Xocolatl, Melbourne, Australia

  A trip to Melbourne is always busy…beyond busy…crazy. My list of things to do grows and grows as the trip creeps closer and closer. That list is primarily made up of…yes you guessed it…new hot chocolates to try. The thing is, and the city confirms this every year I visit, Melbourne is the world capital for hot chocolates…not Paris, not Mexico City, not NYC, but Melbourne. You are spoiled for choice in this city that doesn’t view hot chocolates as another drink you can make with the chocolate syrup left over from making mochas. Hot chocolate is front and [...]

August 17th, 2016|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria|

A scenic drive around the Grampians and a hot chocolate from Livefast, Halls Gap, Australia

If you only have one day to visit the Grampians, you can still get a lot out of it, as we did, with the following driving tour. Because of the time available, and our car full of little ones, we weren’t able to go out and do the long walks that are obviously a must when visiting the Grampians, but we sill had a fantastic drive. We started at Mokanger Farm Cottages where we stayed the night. Highly recommended (and of course make sure that you book dinner at the delicious Royal Mail Hotel in nearby Dunkeld). Head East along [...]

August 2nd, 2016|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Grampians, Victoria|
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