Today is World Chocolate Day, a glorious day where we can celebrate the wonder that is chocolate. Since the auspicious day cacao beans were turned into this edible treat, chocolate has been used in so many delicious ways: chocolate bars, chocolate drinks, chocolate cakes, chocolate ice cream, even chocolate as an ingredient in meals. Celebrate this incredible invention in Cape Town with one of these chocolaty activities:
Chocolate and wine tasting at Spier Wine Farm
Indulge in two guilty pleasures at the same time by sitting down for a chocolate and wine tasting at the historic Spier Wine Farm.
Inspired by their Spier Cap Classique and Spier Creative Block blends, the chocolatier has carefully crafted chocolates that complement and unlock nuanced flavours in each of their liquid treasures.
For R80 per person, enjoy the unique flavours of three Spier wines paired with three chocolate bars.
- Location: R310 Baden Powell Dr, Stellenbosch, 7603
- Contact: 021 809 1143/7
- Website: spier.co.za
De Villiers Chocolate tasting at Spice Route Destination
Sit down for a sweet experience of a chocolate tasting at Spice Route Destination in Paarl. De Villiers Chocolate offers four chocolate tasting options: Milk Chocolate tasting, Dark Chocolate tasting, Nut Butter Chocolate Tasting, and a No-Added-Sugar Tasting. Or go all out and get a Spice Route Passport which gives you access to five different tasting experiences including five 15g mini bars of De Villiers chocolate.
- Location: Suid-Agter-Paarl Rd, Southern Paarl, Paarl, 7646
- Contact: 068 108 8332
- Website: spiceroute.co.za/artisans/dv-chocolate/
Sign up for a bonbons workshop at Honest Chocolate
If you have ever wondered about the magic of creating chocolate and what the chocolate companies’ secrets are, this is for you. Step inside the Honest Chocolate production kitchen and peek into the world of local chocolate makers.
Guests can enjoy a full tasting and introduction to how cacao beans are farmed and processed, as well as a demonstration of how chocolate is made. Coco fanatics are then taught to dip, decorate and wrap their own set of four bonbons to take home.
All workshops will be held at their Chocolate Factory in Woodstock.
- Location: 7 Barron St, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925
- Contact: Call 063 696 7813 or email [email protected]
- Website: honestchocolate.co.za
Treat yourself to good quality artisanal chocolate at My Sugar
The My Sugar goodies have become iconic in Cape Town, serving up the most intricate chocolates and sweet treats we’ve ever tasted. My Sugar combines traditional techniques with innovation and artistry. Every item is hand-crafted in-house using the finest local and global ingredients with a My Sugar twist.
Perfect for getting a little adventurous, their flavour combos range from classic to revolutionary. You’ll love the Cookies ‘n Cream Doughnut and the Caramello-Buddha, to name a few.
Vegan options are also available.
- Location: Shop 3, La Rhone Building, 77 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060
- Contact: 021 433 2335
- Website: mysugar.co.za
Warm yourself up with a creamy cup of chocolaty goodness
As the Mother City’s chocolate gem boasting organic and vegan options in Cape Town, Honest Chocolate is a natural route for chocolate served hot and healthy if you choose, and also offers a range of exotic spins like Mexican Spices and Christmas Orange. For a fully-fledged chocolate experience, pair your hot chocolate with the cafe’s Honest dark chocolate cake, or compliment it with ganache tart.
- Location: 64A Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
- Contact: 076 765 8306
- Website: honestchocolate.co.za