Updated 1 May 2019
There’s a Rock ‘n’ Road ahead for chocolate lovers as three Chocolateries get set to transform this classic Aussie treat with a month long Rocky Road Festival in May.
Victoria’s sweetest destination, the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie in the Yarra Valley wine region will take the old-time favourite to all new heights with a line up of 31 flavours and Rocky Road inspired desserts, ice creams and hot chocolates from 1-31 May.
European Chocolatiers give a twist ‘n’ shout to the traditional mix of nuts, jellies, marshmallow and chocolate, combining dark, milk and white couverture with exotic and seasonal ingredients to handcraft all sorts of rocky road creations.
Expect a greatest hits line up of temptations such as Like a Vegan, Bohemian Raspberry, a Love Me Tender peanut butter and jelly indulgence and even a Crocodile Rock for kids and kids at heart complete with fluffy green house-made marshmallows and cool mint chips. Some blocks will be paying homage to rock icons with creations inspired by Elvis to Chuck Berry, The Beatles to Pink Floyd!
Visitors who hit the road to the Chocolateries will be able to pick and mix 31 different flavours of hand-made blocks of Rocky Road from giant three-metre long cabinets to discover just why this Aussie treat is such a sensation.
Rock Your Own Way - a sweet new design-your-own service available all day Friday’s and select weekends during the Festival. Pick your favourites from 50 different ingredients, select milk, dark or white chocolate and then work alongside a European Chocolatier to have your ultimate rocky road block created on the spot for you to take home ($9 per block). No bookings needed, just rock on down!!
Or book into Rock Around the Block classes complete with hosted tastings of creative flavours, desserts and infusions in private tasting rooms, featuring a ‘make your own’ rocky road block from your choice of ingredients. (Available on select days throughout the Festival for just $20 per person).
Those with an extra sweet tooth will devour the special menu of Rocky Road infused desserts, ice creams, sundaes, waffles and Rockin’ Hot Chocolates on offer at the all-day cafés for the month of May.
“Our European Chocolatiers had never heard of, let alone tried Rocky Road before they joined us in Australia!” says Leanne Neeland, owner of the Chocolateries.
“Now they’re busy preparing a dedicated line up of 31 flavours – and we can’t wait to share the crazy, creative, decadent and delicious flavours that celebrate this very unique chocolate treat with all our visitors,” she adds.
When: 1-31 May, 2019
Where: 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775