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The locally made chocolate you should have tried already

From the very first bite of KOKOPOD’s leatherwood honeycomb chocolate bar, we were addicted to the sweet, creamy deliciousness. We’re not sure whether it was the intense Swiss cacao flavour, the satisfying crack of the perfectly tempered chocolate or the scrumptious pairing of milk coverture and Australian honey, but we were taken. And don’t take this for a mere winter fling – this is an addiction that will carry on well into bikini season. brisbane chocolate shop kokopodCarefully handcrafted by professionally trained chocolatier Brigid, from local and sustainable products, KOKOPOD’s chocolates aren’t just winning our tastebuds – they’re winning awards left, right and centre. Three of their irresistible products just came away with silver (ranking the highest in their categories) at the 2015 Chocolate Show in Sydney. Their honeycomb bar, classic macnuts – delectable mouthfuls of chocolate covered macadamias, and smoky almond bar proved that we’re not the only ones crazy for the treats. If you happen to find them at the Carseldine Markets on the first Saturday of the month or the new Red Hill Markets of a Sunday and somehow resist eating all that you walk away with, their chocolates would make the perfect gift for any occasion. You’ll be loved forever if you make a present of the American butter toffee block or salted caramel pralines, trust us. There’s even dairy free dark chocolate for those who thought they’d have to give up the cocoa delight for life! If it’s a treat for yourself you’re after, their hot chocolate melts, all ready to pop straight into a mug of hot milk for an indulgent winter treat, might be just the thing. See why we’re addicted? brisbane chocolate shop kokopod 2They even do weddings and events, with macarons, tarts and cakes available, as well as painstakingly created chocolate flowers that look almost too good to eat. And no need to chase them down at markets around town (though it will get you the goodies quicker), you can order all their products online and get them delivered straight Australia wide – to your waiting mouth. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest tasty tidbits requires a lot of double lattes and espresso martinis, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!