Backstreet Christmas Day 8: For the chocoholics


Eating chocolate on Christmas morning has become one of those accidental traditions in our household - check out these locally made chocolate treats for your sweet tooth!

Noosa Chocolate Factory 
My favourite CBD chocolate fix! They have vegan and gluten free options (although sadly the rocky road is no longer vegan!) and their products are free from palm oil. They also partner with Australian farms to create amazing combinations (macadamias coated in mango white chocolate? Yummm). Drop in store to measure out a bucket of goodies for yourself or someone you love. No online shop or phone orders because of their ever-changing range, small-batch creations, and focus on freshness – everything in store is made fresh in the past 72 hours for your best taste experience. 

Kokopod 
Kokopod’s multi-award-winning chocolate was born when founder Brigid went on exchange to Germany, where her host father worked for a worldwide commercial chocolate company, and fell in love with European chocolate. She now works from a purpose-designed commercial kitchen on the Sunshine Coast using locally sourced products and Swiss chocolate. Shop online or through one of their many stockists.

Chocolate Moments
Belgian chocolate, handmade in Brisbane by Gerrard Gosens and his wife. The Art of Fine Chocolate store at 117 Albert St stocks an array of freshly made Belgian chocolates, and the Chocolate Boulevard shop in the Myer Centre also stocks a range of imported sweets and treats. Read more on their website.

31 Degrees Custom Chocolates
4 Hubert St, Woolloongabba
Small batch chocolates made by hand, pairing world class chocolate with the best local ingredients. They take custom orders, and you can shop online or visit their location in Woolloongabba. Be quick though – their Christmas pre-orders close on December 16.