Celebrate World Chocolate Day with these local legends
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Celebrate World Chocolate Day with these local legends

If you worship the holy god that is chocolate then I’m going to assume you already know that this Sunday (July 7) is WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY. Therefore, it would be a crime to not celebrate, so we have narrowed down some of the best places to get your chocolate fix, whatever that may be.

Panache
Panache has your back with the trusty Death By Chocolate crepe – need I say more? This baby is sure to put you in a chocolate coma, and just in time for the working week. And with eight locations around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, there’s bound to be one near you.

Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie
Surprise surprise, who would have thought that a chocolaterie would make the list, and one of the best things about it is that you get a free spoonful of chocolate upon entry, but if you’re super greedy like me, you go back for second and third spoons AND they have over 250 different types of chocolates for you to purchase.
Where: 1200 Great Ocean Road, Bellbrae

Moorabool Valley Chocolate
Yes, it’s another chocolaterie, but who said that’s a bad thing? The team at Moorabool Valley hand make their chocolate, and you can watch while they do it. They also have a range of hot chocolates to further warm your belly.
Where: 320 Ballarat Road, Batesford

The Pickers Union
If you’re looking for a little something extra, Pickers Union do boozy hot chocolates for the lovers of both alcohol and chocolate. These involve Kahlua and Baileys mixed with hot chocolate mix, and the glass is then dipped into a shortbread and Nutella rim, and finished with a Tim Tam straw – I need this now…
Where: 3 Mackay Street, North Geelong

Edge
Who doesn’t like their chocolate with a dash* of alcohol? The crew at Edge have come up with a Cookies N Cream cocktail, featuring Butterscotch Schnapps, Vodka, Chocolate cookie syrup and cream – this will definitely hit the spot
*Might be more than a dash.
Where: 6-8 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong

18th Amendment
The legends at 18th Amendment have invented a Salted Caramel Tequila, Old Fashioned. This is complete with Tequila, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Bitters – Now this is what I’m talking about, I know where I’ll be spending my Sunday.
Where: 82a Little Malop Street, Geelong

We have also added a little quiz from the masters of Buzzfeed, to help you determine how much of a chocoholic you are… because you know, why not? Check it out at www.buzzfeed.com/hanifahrahman/chocaholic-checklist

Written by Chloe Cicero