Hunter Valley Chocolate Company
2320 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
02 4930 7388
Established at the turn of last century, the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company has grown to become one of the of the region’s premier attractions, earning a reputation for quality and innovation and gathering a legion of chocolate aficionados across the country.
Early in 1999, founders Peter and Jo Clarke, together with Jo’s son Peter Carpenter, recognised the potential of the area. With a degree of determination, they decided that they had the perfect addition to the already indulgent itinerary of great food and wine. From here, Hunter Valley Chocolate was born, offering visitors the full chocolate experience from production to consumption with a factory, retail outlet and cafe.
Peter takes on the position of Head Chocolatier. With 15 years of experience as a photographer both in Australia and overseas, he was drawn into the mystical world of chocolate after his photography led him to work with producers of fine quality chocolate in London.
Hunter Valley Chocolate Company manufactures a range of handmade chocolates and 32 varieties of fudge at the large factory and retail outlet, which also incorporates a coffee shop with indoor and outdoor seating. Such is the success of Peter, Jo and Peter’s venture that they’ve been able to open two further stores in the Pokolbin area, located at Peterson House and Hunter Valley Gardens Village. At all locations, you’ll find a large range of premium quality chocolate and fudge for all tastes and all occasions, together with a comprehensive range of locally produced gourmet lines.
At the factory store, you’ll also get an inside look to the workings of an active kitchen, where Peter and his team are busily creating signature products using only the finest Belgian and Swiss couverture chocolate, Australian dried fruits and nuts and unique distilled pure fruit oils. The result is an ever-growing array of fillings and flavourings, like chilli chocolate, salted caramel and chai fudge.
With an ongoing passion for their products, and indeed for all good chocolate, every chocolate is handmade, with a high attention to quality and care. Recognising the evolving tastes of consumers, Peter, Jo and Peter are continually revising their range, watching global trends and offering visitors something new to try on every visit.
Hunter Valley Chocolate Company also provides a varied range of wedding and corporate packages, gift hampers and baskets, perfect for any special – or everyday – occasion. With chocolate having become the most generally accepted item for gift giving worldwide, they certainly can cater for every celebration.
Known for its innovation and dedication to quality, Hunter Valley Chocolate Company is a legend of the region. From watching Peter concoct his creations in the kitchen, to sitting back in the cafe to enjoy some chocolate-based excellence, let yourself enjoy some indulgence in the beautiful Hunter Valley.