Melba’s Chocolates and Confectionery is coming to the Barossa!
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Becs Lozo
6M ago
Opening March 2024 “Melba’s Chocolates and Confectionery are expanding and are excited to announce the opening of a second site in the picturesque village of Angaston in the Barossa Valley in March 2024. They will be taking up residency in the Gawler Park site, first known for producing glacé fruit, and more recently the SA Company Store” The new Angaston site will boast Melba’s already vast range of chocolate and confectionery with the addition of an extensive dessert bar offering with their delicious creamy chocolate on tap, an Ice Cream Bar with a wide range of Melba’s toppings, their famou ..read more
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For The Love Of Chocolate-Coated Raspberries
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Becs Lozo
1y ago
When the Edible Blooms team approached Melba’s in 2020 to include our famous Chocolate Coated Raspberries in their luxury gourmet hamper gift range we said ‘Yes!’.  Edible Blooms is another proud South Australian family owned business, created by Kelly Jamieson and Abbey Baker in 2005.  We asked the Edible Blooms team why they chose Chocolate Coated Raspberries from our range and they insisted that it’s their staff favourite from Melba’s.  Featured in many of Edible Blooms’ best-selling hampers, their team have summarised why this delicious little chocolate treat is a favourite ..read more
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The History Behind The Name Melba’s Chocolates
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Becs Lozo
2y ago
In 1980 Graeme and Joy took over a restaurant on Anzac Highway, which became available for lease. With this, they needed to find a name for their then-new restaurant! At the time, there were a lot of Australian restaurants around, including the “Jolly Swagman” and “Bush Tucker”, which were very Australian themed names. However, Graeme and Joy wanted something different, unique and not just a traditional Australian name but also something International.  Dame Nellie Melba was a famous Australian Operatic Soprano, born in Richmond, Victoria and was one of the first overseas successes i ..read more
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Support local Adelaide Hills businesses
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Julia Palombo
4y ago
Grab Your Esky and Support the Adelaide Hills! Now, more than ever before, it is so vital to support our local Adelaide Hills businesses. 2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging times to own a business and many of us have had the double-whammy – bushfires AND coronavirus to contend with. We are so grateful for the support we have received from you, both in store and online, and we’d like to do our bit to help our neighbours. So how can you support a local business? Well, we’ve recently signed up to the Empty Esky campaign. As a participating business, we are encouraging yo ..read more
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Create the ultimate platter for under $50!
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Julia Palombo
4y ago
We don’t know about you, but over the last few months our team has spent more time being creative in their kitchens at home! At the end of a long week we’ve taken to rewarding ourselves with a mouth-watering Melba’s dessert platter that is a feast for the senses! Wondering how to create such a beautiful masterpiece? We’ll take you through it, step by step. Step 1 – Find your platter! A round cheeseboard is perfect, but if you don’t have one, a serving plate or wooden chopping board will work just fine. Step 2 – Choose your ingredients! Select a mix of chocolate, confectionery and nuts and make ..read more
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Melba’s commitment to your health and safety
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Julia Palombo
4y ago
A message from the Managing Director, Tom Foristal and the entire Melba’s Team: In light of the uncertain times we are facing due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we wanted to let you know the steps we are taking at Melba’s Chocolates to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff. In addition to our regular health and hygiene practices, we have implemented: – Additional hand sanitation stations throughout the factory; – Removal of chocolate samples; – No filling of reusable travel mugs in our coffee shop; – Additional sanitation of high-hand traffic areas e.g. turnstiles, doo ..read more
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Melba’s top Easter picks for 2020
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Julia Palombo
4y ago
Easter is right around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to beat the crowds and stock up. Every year, the Melba’s team create a wide range of delicious, iconic SA treats to celebrate the Easter season. This year is no different! Our Easter collection boasts scrumptious options for kids, oldies and everyone in between! Check out our top picks for Easter 2020: The iconic Easter Bilby You can’t celebrate Easter without grabbing an Easter Bilby. Created for the first time in Australia, over twenty-years ago by Joy & Graeme Foristal (Melba’s founders), the Easter Bilby i ..read more
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Melba’s top Valentine’s Day picks
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Julia Palombo
4y ago
Looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day? Why not head to the Adelaide Hills and discover some of our local hidden gems. With so many beautiful locations to check out, you’ll be spoilt for choice… Image credit: Adelaide Sightseeing HahndorfTake a drive through the picturesque German village of Hahndorf. Indulge in some of the delicious options scattered along the main street. Check out the iconic restaurants like the German Arms, Hahndorf Inn and the Haus – all offering traditional German food and beer. What a wonderful way to celebrate your Valentine. Take a walk on the wild ..read more
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The ultimate FREE day at the Royal Adelaide Show!
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Julia Palombo
5y ago
It’s the Show of a Lifetime, and it’s at Wayville Showgrounds from August 31st to September 8th 2019! Ten days of fun are guaranteed, with rides for the kids, wine tasting for the adults and delicious food promised! The Royal Adelaide Show can be an expensive outing for any family, which is why the team at Melba’s have put together the ultimate guide for a FREE day at the Show! With a bunch of awesome activities that won’t break the bank, you’ll have some spare change – which is always a good thing. For the little ones… There’s no shortage of wonderful experiences available at the Ro ..read more
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Plan the Ultimate Father’s Day!
Melba's Chocolates & Confectionery
by Julia Palombo
5y ago
Looking for something to do this Father’s Day? Check out our top picks for an awesome, delicious and unforgettable day with the Old Man! Indulge in SA’s best If there’s one things Dads love, it’s eating a good, hearty meal. The Adelaide Hills are renowned for scrumptious foodie destinations that are sure to be a hit. The Stirling Hotel is the place to be if you’re looking for somewhere with a variety of food options. Go for the classic pub schnitty, or maybe try one of their gourmet pizzas! Either option is going to be a hit with Dad and will satisfy all. Head for the wineries and ..read more
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