Facts are facts: your brain loves chocolate.
As soon as you begin to chew, savour and swallow, the chocolate begins to work its chemistry.
With about 380 chemical compounds in chocolate, there’s a heap going on in your brain once you pop a piece into your mouth, namely the release of dopamine which creates a feeling of pleasure and motivation. Motivation to eat more, for sure.
But to get the best results, you’ll need the best chocolate around. So in celebration of World Chocolate Day on July 7, check out our list below of some of Sydney’s best chocolatiers who are more than willing to help you boost your motivation levels this lockdown.
From small chocolate pieces to giant bundles, COCO88 has got you covered. In the midst of winter and lockdown, the chocolatiers are offering some amazing options right from s’mores domes to Baileys and coffee flavoured chocolate bars.
What gives COCO88 its edge is the creativity and attention to detail behind their creations. Accompanied by amazing coffee and an interesting menu of light meals, we highly recommend this hidden gem this World Chocolate Day.
Find COCO88 at 44/2-4 Picrite Cl, Pemulwuy NSW 2145
2. Kakawa, Darlinghurst
Chocolate doesn’t need to be fancy to be good. It also doesn’t need sweet digs to attract attention. If it’s good, then the people will come and come they have.
Since opening, Kakawa has drummed up a loyal following of chocolate addicts and converted more passers-by every time their door swings opens and a waft of chocolatey goodness escapes.
Whether you go for bars, slabs, pralines, single-origin chocolates, or a gift box for someone special (including yourself), your brain will not be disappointed.
Find Kakawa at 147 William Street
3. Three Chocolatiers, Multiple Locations
Since launching back in 2017, the team at Three Chocolatiers have been helping Sydneysider’s to fun, unpretentious chocolate.
Handcrafted and made from the finest quality ingredients sourced Australia wide, Three Chocolatiers have a range of chocolates to suit every taste. They’ve got chocolate blocks with hundreds and thousands sprinkled on top, others with strawberries and pistachios, and more with nuts, almonds, and macadamias.
Unsure of what to try, they’ve also got some of the best chocolate bundles going around so you can pick and choose to your heart’s content. And with gift hampers loaded with choc and champagne, you’re going to be making someone very happy.
4. Koko Black, QVB and Strand Arcade
Ever since opening its doors, Koko Black has become a stalwart in the Australian chocolate scene.
Relying heavily on Australian ingredients like organic walnuts from NSW or leatherwood honey from Tasmania, their hand-blended Belgian chocolate delights customers palates with chocolate bars, pralines and truffles.
Koko Black is well prepared to help you with your chocolate craving, with boxes and hampers already packed and ready for delivery while you’re in lockdown.
Find Koko Black at 412-414 George Street and 445/3 Queen Victoria Street
5. Just William, Paddington
With four generations of chocolate-making experience behind them and over thirty years of experience selling chocolate to Sydneysiders, Just William knows a thing or two about what Australians like.
And so, what better way to say I love you to yourself (or anyone else for that matter) than by picking up a Deluxe Half Kilo Chocolate Box? Filled with ganache, creams, pralines and truffles, you’ll certainly be motivating yourself to eat more for days. You might even have to share with someone.
Find Just William at 4 William Street
6. Adora, Multiple Locations
It was a passion that drove two sisters back in 1993 to begin making chocolate and, ever since, they have continued to imbue passion into their chocolate making, taking their home-made creations as far as (supplying) the Sydney Opera House.