Issue 11: Australia
After having all of our holidays cancelled at the last minute due to COVID over the past few years, we are finally able to get away! We (well I) had the idea of bringing with us 10 drinking chocolates made from 10 different Australian bean to bar chocolate makers to sip/review along the way. I will be sharing these chocolates, as well as scenery from beautiful Western Australia on my blog and on Instagram @ultimatehotchoc shortly.
While looking into which ones to bring, I got completely carried away and made not only a comprehensive list off all of the drinking chocolates offered by makers in Australia, but I also did a bit of a study on all sustainability claims made by makers in Australia. See below for all the details and infographic at the end.
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How to order a hot chocolate in Australia: You don't. You order it online from one of our bean to bar makers and make it at home:)
A List of Bean to Cup Drinking Chocolates in Australia
Here is a list of all of the fantastic drinking chocolates offered by Australians bean to bar chocolate makers (and there are lots!).
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A Study of Sustainability Claims on Australian Bean to Bar Websites
I went through the websites off all of Australian's bean to bar chocolate makers to see what they had to say about sustainability...
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And if you want to know about Australian chocolate
Bean Bar You has a regularly updated list of all bean to bar chocolate makers in Australia (and a great monthly box where they send you a selection).
Cacao is grown in parts of Australia in particular North Queensland.
Qantas serves Cadbury hot chocolate and pink and white marshmallows on their international flights (at least they did before COVID...)
This Week's Hot Chocolate News
Lots of French articles recently about how cocoa powder helps you lose weight.
How San Cristobal de las Cosas, Mexico, became a haven for chocolate.
One of my favourite spots to get a hot chocolate (Mork) has just opened a new shop in a converted lift shaft in Melbourne's CBD.
Everything you wanted to know about cocoa powder.
My recent obsession is learning about Koko drinking in Samoa.
A cocoa bean's fingerprint could help trace chocolate bars back to their origin.
Australian Cadbury Dairy Milk will now be packaged in recycled soft plastic packaging.
If you are lucky enough to be travelling, Mondelez has a new zero waste display at Oslo airport showcasing their sustainability efforts.
Paul A Young makes a refreshing cocoa and mint tea.
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Changing the way we view hot chocolate, one sip at a time.