The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Friday, 20 April 2012

Chocolate heaven @ Max Brenner Chocolate Bar (QV), Melbourne

After the yummy Malaysian lunch with my Melburnian cousins at the QV, we headed across the green over to Max Brenner for dessert and coffee. I recall our first (and only other) experience at Max Brenner during hubby's first trip to Melbourne, and the specially designed hug mug was the cutest object I'd ever encountered at a cafe. I was pleased to see how much the menu has expanded since then (as I expect should happen over six years), but not as pleased to see that it had become even more expensive! We didn't complain though, because it was all very yummy, and we liked having the choice of dark, milk or white chocolate.

Hubby got the Suckao with dark chocolate, which is basically a DIY hot chocolate. There's hot milk kept warm in a holder that resembled a fondue pot, dark chocolate chips, and additional milk. Hubby could make his hot chocolate as chocolaty or milky as he wanted. The metal spoon doubled as a straw too:

I had trouble deciding which of the nine varieties of hot chocolate to have, and the Chocolate with Crunchy Waffle Balls was recommended by the girl taking my order. This turned out to be a delight to drink, crunching on tiny spheres of chocolaty waffle balls floating with every sip of the hot chocolate drink. I was told that the balls had a special coating that kept them from melting and getting soggy. I like the American Max Brenner's name for this drink - Choco Pops Hot Chocolate:

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar (QV)
25-27 Red Cape Lane
Level 2, QV Square
210 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9663 6000

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

1 comment:

  1. Great review! There's a nearby Max Brenner here in my country. Haven't tried it there yet but I was hoping I can go there some of these days where I'm craving for a hot chocolate drink.