Today, we would like to share with you a ‘sweet’ story by Melba’s Chocolates.
Did you know that over one tonne per month of these revivals of a popular sweet of the 1930’s are laboriously hand made at Melba’s Chocolate Factory in the Adelaide Hills using period machinery?

At the beginning, sugar from Queensland is poured into the gas cooking kiln to be mixed with glucose and water.
Then, colouring and top quality French raspberry, lime and orange flavouring are added to the individual batches, taking great care to avoid aerating.
Notice the depositing carriage, a hard-working relic.
On this picture, you can see the watercooled, steeltopped catching table. Getting the right sized results required such skill that it took a quarter of a tonne of mistakes to get it just right! 

Imported English cellophane wraps the finished sweets at the rate of 600 per minute. Far too slow by modern standards. When you make sweets with love, it’s better not to rush things.

Would you like to try some? You can buy Traffic Lights (150g bag) ONLINE
Enjoy Traffic Lights and don’t forget to have fun 😉