When most people think of chocolate they think European. Belgium, Switzerland—these are nations known for creating smooth and creamy pure cocoa treats. But Aussies know some of the most decadent chocolate pleasures are made at their very own Haigh’s Chocolates. Since 1915 this fourth generation, family owned company has been churning out candies that are worth the trip. From classic dark chocolates to new salted caramels, travelers can find a taste of Australia at one of the company’s 14 retail stores across the country—including six in Adelaide.
Free 20-minute guided tours, including coffee and free samples, happen Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside, SA 5063. Reservations are recommended, particularly for the Saturday tours at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The factory is a five minute drive from the city’s center, or accessible by calling Adelaide Metro (1300 311 108).