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Haighs - An Adelaide Gem In Melbourne!
What is the world's best chocolate? How about Haighs Chocolates! Incredible chocolate and classy packaging! Love it! Not many know that South Australian based Haigh's has as many retail stores in Victoria as it does in South Australia... Thank God!
The Swanston St (191 Swanston Walk) store is just across the road from my work - oh so convenient! Have also visited their other Melbourne stores - especially during a walk down Collins St! Other stores are located at The Block Arcade 282 Collins St, Farrer House 26 Collins St, Rialto House 495 Collins St - as well as in the burbs at 499 Toorak Rd Toorak and 715 Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn...
Haigh's Chocolates should be celebrated! During the many chocolate related conversations I've had in the office I've always put my hand up for Haigh's. My favourite Aussie made chocolate! The oldest family owned chocolate maker in Australia! Since 1915! Over 300 employees and 13 retails stores.
What's your Haigh's favourite? I love the dark chocolate! I love the ginger! I love all of it! Yummy Apricot Fruits (made from fruit from the Riverland)! The bars! The tablets! The truffles! Hand made chocolates with delicious centres! Chocolate sultanas! Scorched almonds! The list goes on! The speckles are spectacular (evoking childhood memories)! Chocolate frogs a classic (sold for the last 67 years)! The chocolate in the wooden box - such a great gift idea!
Every time I go into Haigh's Chocolates I make sure I taste a couple of samples with my purchase... I bet you do too!
Some people say to me they prefer European chocolate to the Aussie variety... Yet Haighs came of age when John Haigh studied at Lindt and Sprungli in the 1950s and brought back a wealth of knowledge to the company... This chocolate is top shelf!
I love the great customer personalised service in Haigh's stores. I love the classy feel to the store and the care they take in packaging. It's like they're handling gold!
I remember visiting Haigh's on the edge of Rundle Mall in the Beehive building (still operate there today) in the 1980s while living in Adelaide. Was always great to take some product when visiting friends. I can't believe it's so accessible here in Melbourne! But as we indulge here let's pay homage to the fact it's a South Australian icon!