There is a very special story behind Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionery and Melba’s Chocolate Factory. Melba’s Chocolates was started by Graeme and Joy Foristal in March 1981 in a small wash house behind their Adelaide Restaurant, ‘Melba’s’! The business progressed in varying stages and with the restaurant sale, was relocated to a single car garage behind their Oakbank home. In June 1990 the Adelaide Convention Centre asked Melba’s to supply their after dinned chocolate. Larger premises were required. July 1st 1990 Melba’s transferred to this historic Woodside Farmers Union Factory site which had closed in 1977 and been left to languish. Melba’s took over the former cheese factory building.

Look at this amazing photo of Melba’s first chocolate shop Melba’s new premises in 1990!

Melba’s Chocolate Factory – there’s a special story behind our products

A lot has been changed since then, as you can imagine.

We made a little movie about what Melba’s Chocolate Factory has been transformed into.  A large emporium styled confectionery factory shop as a centrepiece and five different rooms, where various manufacturing processes can be viewed.

We hope hundreds of thousands of chocolate lovers around the world will enjoy it – don’t forget to share it with your friends!