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“Well worth a visit”

The Silky Oak Chocolate Company
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

The extreme chocolate at the cafe is a must try - a speciality drink composed of an espresso cup full of Silky Oak melted chocolate, topped with whipped cream and various chocolate button/shaped additions. The addition of chili powder to spice the drink up is an option. The food is also good and I recommend a savoury option to cut the sweetness of the drinks. The sausage rolls and savoury scones are particularly good. Side salads come with two very tasty dressings.

I haven't done the tour so cannot comment on that but the git shop is a joy. I was particularly pleased to spot cake wrappers, after searching for a replacement for the Christmas cake for years. The owner was very helpful in sourcing these for me despite them being out of season.

On my most recent visit I also stopped in at the chocolate shop, which has a variety of options, from single chocolates to large prepackaged sets. Don't miss the chocolate display on the right hand side as you enter the door! Amazing detail.

Well worth a visit.

Thank SLKrivan
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

This place is an absolute must on your visit to hawkes bay. Not only do they have the best chocolate they have a wonderful museum that teaches you the origins of chocolate. From the moment you arrive you are greeted by offerings of gorgeous pieces of chocolate and a lovely warm smile from
Jeanette and her staff. You can watch the staff create their specialties and you can buy the most divine dark chocolate marshmallow eggs. And the final piece de resistance is the chocolate and chilli drink ! The cafe food is worth a visit any time but as a first time visit go the whole way and do the complete chocoholics experience. You won't taste choc brownie as good as this anywhere

Thank PurrdisMum
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We arrived too late to do the tour but had lunch at the cafe. The menu was extensive and looked so good it was hard to choose. However, having chosen, the iced chocolate was the best we'd ever had and the apricot chicken filo delicious. We cannot recommend this cafe highly enough. Great food, great service and all at a reasonable price. What more can you ask for?

Thank Wisewoman0910
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We had lunch at the cafe. Very impressed with the food and the service. The kids loved their plate lunches and the iced chocolates for the adults were very good. The chocolate shop is filled with lots of tempting goods that taste as good as they look.

Thank HollieD666
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Museum was awesome and very informative. Pity some parents don't control their children so other visitors can enjoy the experience. The chocolate is devine.

Thank teresah403
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