Prepare for a deliciously ‘rocky road’ ahead as the European Chocolatiers at Yarra Glen’s Yarra Valley Chocolaterie gives the classic Aussie treat a makeover throughout May.
The Rocky Road Festival of Flavours will see a month-long festival that transforms the traditional mix of chocolate, nuts and marshmallows into exotic flavoured blocks, ice creams, desserts, hot chocolates and more – all with a rocking good twist!
Visitors who hit the road to the Chocolaterie amongst the vineyards in Yarra Glen will be able to pick and mix 31 different flavours of handmade blocks of Rocky Road from giant three-metre long cabinets.
Expect to choose from some outlandish flavour creations using white, milk or dark couverture to include such scrumptious modernisations as Peanut Satay, Golden Turmeric, Cherry Matcha, Wasabi Samurai, Turkish Delight and Banoffee, while some creative classics such as Cookies & Cream, Mint Madness, Rum & Raisin, Heavenly Honeycomb and Salted Caramel Popcorn will also be in line up.
Little Rocky Roaders will also enjoy colourful combinations such as Snap Crackle, Unicorn and the much anticipated Cookie Monster - choc coated cookie balls, blue and vanilla marshmallows, oreo cookie chunks, white chocolate!
“Our European Chocolatiers had never tried Rocky Road before they joined us and now they’re reinventing it several times over!” says Leanne Neeland, owner of the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie “You won’t believe some of the creative combinations they have in store this year.”
Beyond the 31 flavours of Rocky Road, creative ‘accompaniments’ from the showroom include; Rocky Road Clusters, Rocky Road Brownie in a Jar, Rocky Road Ice Cream Sprinkles, Rocky Road Mendiants and Rocky Road Great Balls.
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 café for the month. Look out for a Rocky Road Trio Chocolate Mousse, Cheesecake and even Rocky Road Almond Croissants, as well as new Rocky Road Ice Cream flavours released every day of the Festival.
True devotees will be able to join Rock Around the Block classes – hosted tastings of Rocky Roadblocks, truffle, ice creams and hot chocolates and a special chance to make your own bespoke Rocky Road flavour ($18pp). Rock on!
When: 1-31 May, 2018
Where: 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775