The weather said anything but chocolate today. Spring has finally sprung upon Sydney with 26 degree heat, and how did we celebrate? With the Smooth Festival of Chocolate of course.
Hundreds of people descended on Circular Quay eager for the taste of the new and exciting chocolate creations from the city’s chocolatiers.
Anna Polyviou, Sydney’s very own Willy Wonka, teamed up with N2 (most famously known for their nitrogen made ‘extreme’ gelato) for experimental and molecular creations, so daring the staff were required to take precautions when serving…
Serendipity really turned up this weekend serving some seriously impressive milkshakes topped with ice cream cups.
I don’t think I had it in me to battle the crowds to even getting close to The Vogue Cafe stand. This in turn allowed me time to peruse stands of never heard of. Just like Kim Sutherland’s Poetry. Entirely hand made and self-packaged Kim’s choc fudge was dangerously addictive.
Now me personally, I am a purist and a fan of dark chocolate. I tried my first taste of 85% fair trade chocolate from Bolivia. Packaged in easily bio-degradable paper, Origin and Zokoko were real delights.
ChocoLAB showed off some cool new flavours created by their customers. I definitely recommend the s’mores flavour. All made with natural ingredients.
Of course there were mountains of cronuts, macarons, chocolate covered strawberries and multi-flavoured scrolls as far as the eye could see…
Before leaving, not feeling quite full enough, I headed over the Temptation Tent. True to its name this naughty little palace of indulgence was sponsored by Tim Tam. They offered the hoards the chance to sample their new flavours. Peanut butter, double dark, dark choc and raspberry, red velvet, coconut cream and salted caramel are just some of the amaze-balls flavours coming in the near future.
Bakedown Cakery were my absolute highlight of the day and I was immediately struck with bakenvy. Jen was there to show off some of her awe-inspiring cake designs to illustrate her take on Tim Tam’s new flavours.
That’s enough indulgence for one weekend, I’ll be booking my diabetes check as soon as I get into the office!