The Noosa Chocolate Factory has two outlets on Adelaide street, Brisbane, Australia. One store is called Fresh From The Noosa Chocolate Factory and just sells packaged chocolate, while the other, The Dark Chocolatier is a small cafe that sells chocolate treats by weight and also hot chocolate and coffee. I wandered into the latter.
The mouthwatering foods on offer include slabs of different flavoured chocolate, such as Bowen mango, rocky road and Turkish delight and chocolate coated fruits and nuts, such as blueberries, strawberries and macadamias. I chose chocolate coated semi-dried cherries.
I can only find dark chocolate coated cherries on their website, which confuses me because I am sure these were coated in milk chocolate. They certainly didn't taste like 73% cocoa, which the dark chocolate apparently is. Perhaps the ones I bought were a special for a limited time. Dark chocolate would probably go better with the cherries than milk did, but these were still very, very moreish. I meant for the bag I bought to last a few days but polished it off in an afternoon. The cherry centre is chewy and its tangy flavour contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the chocolate coating.
The chocolate coated cherries sell for $6.50 per 100 grams.
The Dark Chocolatier is located at 156 Adelaide St Brisbane CBD.