Adelaide’s best chocolate

A definitive listing of Adelaide's best chocolate + our fave pick from each location! And if that's not enough, we've also got a chocolate cheat sheet so when you're on the hunt for Adelaide's best chocolate, you know your single origin from your couverture.


What better way to celebrate world chocolate day than with a definitive listing of Adelaide’s best chocolate?

And we’re pretty lucky in SA, our state is is CHOC-O-BLOCK with awesome chocolate, chocolatiers, and confectioners.

Chocoholics rejoice!

And just in case the Adelaide chocolate hot spots aren’t enough to whet your appetite, we’ve also listed our fave pick from each location to get you started… and for dessert? Oh, we’ve just whipped up a handy chocolate cheat sheet, so when you’re on the hunt for Adelaide’s best chocolate, you know your single origin from your couverture.

Adelaide’s best chocolate

Koko Black

koko black

Top of the block: Milk Chocolate Caramel Marbles

Address: Adelaide Arcade, Rundle Mall, Adelaide


Bracegirdles House of Fine Chocolate


Top of the block: Dark Chocolate Rocky Road

Honourable mention: Bracegirdles also make the honest to god best hot chocolate I’ve ever had!


Glenelg: 31 Jetty Road

McLaren Vale: 190 Main Road

Blackwood: 386 Shepherds Hill Road

Marion: Kiosk 104A Westfield Marion

Clarence Gardens: 289 Cross Road


Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

barossa valley chocolate company

Top of the block: Dark Peanut Brittle

Address: 64 Burings Rd, Tanunda




Top of the block: Wild Thing cake


Adelaide Airport: Terminal 2, 27/1 James Schofield Dr, Adelaide

Kidman Park: Shop 8B/308-320 Grange Rd

Henley Beach: 340 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach


Just Bliss

just bliss chocolates

Top of the block: Dark gin & tonic truffle

Address: Shop 5/38 Gawler Place


Providore Adelaide Centre Market

providore chocolate fountain

Top of the block: Dark chocolate home made wagon wheel

Honourable mention: The famous Providore chocolate fountain of course!

Address: Stall 66, 44-60 Gouger St, Adelaide


Steven ter Horst

steven ter horst

Top of the block: Crackle (Peanut praline with milk chocolate and caramelised rice bubbles enrobed in 38% Milk chocolate. Yes please).


CBD: 2565 Rundle St, Adelaide

Hyde Park: 4/185 King William Road


Red Cacao

red cacao

Top of the block: Ruby Raspberry and Cacao

Address: Shop 3, 41 Mt Barker Road, Stirling


Haigh’s Chocolates


Top of the block: Berry chocs

Adelaide locations: 

CBD: Beehive Corner, 2 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Adelaide Arcade, Shop 1/112/118 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Burnside Village: Atrium Mall Burnside Village, 447 Portrush Rd, Glenside

Glenelg: 87B Jetty Rd, Glenelg

Factory and Retail store: 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside 

Adelaide Central Market: Shop 17, Central Market Arcade, Victoria Square, Adelaide

Golden Grove: Shop 24 The Grove Shopping Centre, The Golden Way, Golden Grove


Chocolate Cheat Sheet

Single origin chocolate
— at its most basic, single origin means that the chocolate is made using cacao beans from one specific place or “origin.” That might not sound so special, but most chocolate is made using a blend of beans from a lot of different countries; companies like Hershey’s and Mars even create proprietary blends so that their chocolate always tastes exactly the same. In the past 20 years or so, though, artisan chocolate makers have started making bars using beans from one country — and sometimes even one farm — in order to focus on the terroir of that specific bean.

Single estate chocolate
 — chocolate made from cocoa grown on a single estate. Flavours will change from harvest to harvest.

Couverture — very high-quality chocolate that contains a higher percentage of cocoa butter than baking or eating chocolate. Coverture is the basic chocolate product that a chocolatier transforms into products such as bars and truffles.

Ganache — a mixture of chocolate and cream used for filling truffles.

Cocoa content — the amount of cocoa in the finished chocolate. The higher the cocoa content, the less sugar is used and the more dominant the cocoa flavour is. Beware, 80% and above cocoa content can be quite bitter!

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