Winter in the Adelaide Hills

May 1, 2019

Discover the wonderful Adelaide Hills this winter and indulge in some of SA’s most iconic locations. If you’re stuck for things to do, check out our teams top picks for the cooler months in our neck of the woods… Warm up in front of a quintessential pub fire There’s nothing more wintery then warming up […]

Celebrate Easter in the Adelaide Hills!

March 27, 2019

Head to the Adelaide Hills this Easter and indulge in your favourite chocolates. With so much to see and do, you won’t want to miss out… Our Melba’s Team are gearing up for the Easter long weekend, and can’t wait to welcome everyone to our factory. With family-fun set for four days, head to Melba’s […]

Celebrate Easter with the famous Chocolate Bilby

March 13, 2019

Melba’s Chocolates has a long history with the Australian Easter Bilby, and we’re always thrilled to share our part of the Chocolate Bilby’s inception… The Bilby is a shy, nocturnal marsupial, previously found across large areas of Australia. However, over the past 100 years, due to competition for food with farm livestock and the introduction […]

Celebrate Easter with your Melba’s Favourites!

March 6, 2019

Easter is a wonderful time to indulge in your favourite chocolate creations. With a wide variety at our Woodside factory, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Easter Egg Hunts. Discover our top picks… Chocolate Bilby There’s nothing more Australian than the Chocolate Easter Bilby! The best part is, it was here at our […]

Melba’s Fun All Year Round

February 21, 2019

When did you last take a trip to the picturesque Adelaide Hills? Located in Woodside, our factory is an iconic destination for families and couples alike. This week, we rediscover some of our favourite past times at our eclectic factory and why we love working here every day… Experiences When it comes to a chocolate […]

Festival Season kicks off!

February 14, 2019

South Australia is alive this February and March with the Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide and so many more fun events. The best part is, you’ll be able to experience these right here in the Adelaide Hills! Check out our top picks… Adelaide¬†Fringe is here! Having started on the 15th February and running till the 17th March, […]

Spread the Love this February

February 6, 2019

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to spoil the love of your life. Don’t stick to the usual flowers and chocolates, why not explore the offerings of the Adelaide Hills? With so much to see, do and eat, there’s never been a better time… Grab a bite […]

The History behind our Cooling Tunnel

January 31, 2019

Melba’s Chocolates is famous for producing Aussie chocolate and confectionery favourites using age-old equipment and machinery. And our delicious chocolate-coated treats are no different… Our Cooling Tunnel has an interesting history, and one that not many people would know. In the early 90’s, Graeme Foristal, our Founder, was in the market for a tunnel that […]

The History behind our Enrober

January 24, 2019

Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionery have long been producing Australian favourites using traditional, age-old machinery. Each piece holds great sentiment and history, and this week we chatted with Graeme Foristal, our Founder, to find out a little more about our Enrober. Our original Enrober came from MacRobertson’s in Melbourne. Macpherson Robertson was a famous icon in […]

Our Famous Peanut Brittle

January 18, 2019

Ever wondered how we make our delicious Peanut Brittle? The age-old recipe uses a variety of traditional equipment and techniques to ensure the perfect combination of buttery goodness and peanuts. Did you know – when we’re producing our Peanut Brittle we make over 100kgs a day! This traditional treat is a simple toffee-based product, and […]