Wednesday, March 13, 2013
With Easter arriving in a couple of weeks, it was inspiration for me to finally visit a little shop I have walked past many times but never quite made it inside. Vanderwee Chocolates is located in a laneway of Double Bay’s shopping village and right now it is decked out with colourful displays of bunnies and Easter eggs.
Upon entering the shop, I was met with an assortment of bon bons, pralines and truffles filled with all sorts of fruity and nutty blends. I asked the owner about which dark chocolates he would recommend and I was treated to an educational session about the world of chocolate.
Henrik and his wife Hilde opened the chocolate boutique in 1995, having come from a country that appreciates the art of fine chocolate-making – Belgium. Whilst I would recommend visiting the store, for those that are time-pressed they offer a web order and delivery service. The website is packed with information about chocolate and what makes a good product.
The quality of the chocolates was superb. I bought several bonbons and truffles which were smooth and flavourful as well as a bar of 50% dark chocolate. Let me tell you, these did not last long.
If you would like more information about Vanderwee chocolates, visit http://www.vanderwee.com.au.