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#1 chelley

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:12 PM

I am planning my sisters kitchen tea. She has expressed an interest in going to a chocolate class. She had seen one at the Lindt Cafe but I couldn't find anything for Sydney online {correct me if I am wrong smile.gif

I have seen some online and the red balloon tours are about $79 per person. Just wondering if anyone has done one, feels that it is a good idea, enjoyed it or not.

I baulked a little at the price but to have High Tea at some places isn't far off this price.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:01 PM

I did a chocolate walking tour a few weeks back for my mums birthday in Melbourne, and I have to say it was awesome! I went through this company (which is no use to you, sorry), but if anyone in Melbourne wants to do it, I highly recommend them.

I found this Sydney company, but $79 seems very expensive to me (I think ours was $35 each) considering we got the same treatment/things to what they list.

Could you prehaps seek out some places yourself and arrange your own tour? For example, we started with a macaroon at Lindt, a sample of buttons at Haighs, a sample of something at Chocolate Box, and then went to Koko Black for afternoon tea. There was nothing you couldn't organise yourself (ie buy a bag of chocolate buttons to sample) etc.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:15 PM

I think a chocolate walking tour is a fabulous idea! That Melbourne chocolate tour was awesome! Hubby and I still talk about Koko Black. Do they have that many chocolatiers in Sydney though?? And $79 does seem a bit steep. I think if you could organise something yourself it would be a lot cheaper (but involve a lot more organisation on your part) and definately fun.


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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:50 PM

I guess the trouble with organising it yourself is when you are in a large group arriving at places which may not be able to accommodate everyone at tables etc.

Will have to keep looking girls but glad people liked it
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:43 AM

In adelaide here there are now chocolate making classes you can do (just the one off class)... surely if Adelaide has one Sydney would? I'd love to do one, and think it would be great for a hens day!

I'll see if I can find any details on other cities from the adelaide one... bare with me!
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:09 AM

Yummmm sounds good! The chocolate making one sounds divine too.

I personally would be happy to pay for it, for a kitchen tea/hens day type thing.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:20 AM

QUOTE(chelley @ May 27 2011, 06:12 PM) View Post

She had seen one at the Lindt Cafe but I couldn't find anything for Sydney online {correct me if I am wrong smile.gif


I would ring Lindt and say you're having a kitchen tea or whatever and ask if they ever do classes or tours etc, maybe the one your sister saw was that kind of event?? They do have a chocolate appreciation evening but that's still $70 too...

http://www.lindt.com...iation-evening/


this place does a number of tours too but their cheapest is also $79. I would SO pay it, but I am a chocoholic!! I think when you think about it, if you went out for a nice dinner, people would be paying almost that much with dinner and drinks anyway...? Oh my God, all I want is chocolate now!!!

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:31 PM

Thanks for the links girls. Yep that last one is the tour I found tongue.gif
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:58 PM

Chelley, I did one through Kimberley's Chocolates in Leichhardt and it was AWESOME!! It was a 30th birthday gift from my friends so I have no idea how much it cost, but we were there for a few hours, we made all sorts of truffles with whatever flavours we wanted, learned how to do all sorts of fancy things, and the best part was that we got to take a crap load home with us. I enjoyed every moment of it smile.gif

Calling Lindt is a good idea, and maybe even try calling Nina's chocolates in Gymea.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:23 PM

Yum! I think it's a brilliant idea. Can't wait to hear how it goes. x
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:50 PM

I don't know too much about it,but I think a chocolate walking tour will be quite interesting.isn't it?




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