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 Springtime Flavours!

October 25, 2018

If you’ve ever visited our Woodside factory, you’d know we have an abundance of delicious chocolates and confectionery. We’re spoilt for choice, and love indulging in a bit of everything whenever we’re here. Even with the warmer Spring weather, there’s nothing more scrumptious than a sweet treat. With that in mind, we’ve selected our top […]

The History Behind our Pans

October 16, 2018

For many years, Melba’s has been chocolate-coating your favourite treats using large copper pans in our Panning Room. And for many people, the history behind this age-old equipment is unknown – until now… Graeme & Joy Foristal purchased the small copper pan, along with two coating pans in the mid-1990’s from Australian Pure Fruits in […]

What’s on in the Adelaide Hills these School Holidays…

September 27, 2018

Discover the Adelaide Hills these Spring school holidays! You can keep the kids busy with the array of activities on offer across the region. From animal-fun to adventures for kids of all ages, there’s something for everyone here in the Adelaide Hills. Woodhouse Activity Centre With the weather clearing up, there’s no better time to […]

Plan your best show day…

August 16, 2018

As you’re probably aware, the Royal Adelaide Show is less than 3 weeks away, and we’re getting pretty excited. Our team are under the pump, working hard to make sure all your favourites are at our Royal Adelaide Show stand in the Old Ram Shed. To help you plan the BEST ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW DAY […]

What to expect at the Royal Adelaide Show this year!

August 9, 2018

It’s that time of year again! Melba’s are gearing up for a busy Royal Adelaide Show and our team couldn’t be more excited. We’re busy packing all your favourites for our ten days at the Old Ram’s Shed, and it’s quite a task – but that won’t slow us down… Our Production Team is cracking […]

Have you tried our famous Inch Licorice?

August 4, 2018

Have you indulged in our Famous Inch Licorice before? Made in our Toffee Room at our Woodside factory, these hard toffee treats are a delicious addition to your confectionery stash. Having been around for over two decades, Melba’s Chocolates has established itself as an iconic destination for chocolate and confectionery fans. Many of who are […]

How to spend 24 hours in the Adelaide Hills…

July 26, 2018

There’s nothing better than cruising through tree-lined villages, and small country towns. As the winter-blues continue, there’s never been a better time to discover the constant beauty of the Adelaide Hills. And this week, Melba’s takes you on a journey, showing you some of the best places to visit in our neck of the woods… […]

Updates from our Woodside factory!

July 19, 2018

School holidays have sadly ended, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop at our Woodside factory. There’s so much going on, our team haven’t slowed down! What better way to keep everyone in the loop than with an update from our factory in the picturesque Adelaide Hills! We caught up with some of […]