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Ruby Chocolate By Shocolate

Melbourne family chocolate company, Shocolate, have been making really beautiful chocolates since they established a wholesale business in 2009. Shocolate prefer to say they are creative with couverture and that creativeness extends to the use of a special tangy chocolate derived from ruby cocoa beans, a genuine cocoa variety. Ruby beans have a natural red…

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Schulz Organic Dairy Returnable Milk Bottles

Schulz Organic Dairy have now produced the glass returnable, refundable milk bottle it got crowd funding for. The new glass bottles will replace the old ones introduced to farmers markets to test customer responses and will be rolled out to retail outlets on April 12. At present the list of retail outlets is confined to…

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Koko Black New Australian Flavour

In a brilliant move Koko Black has partnered with chef, Dan Hunter (Brae; ex Royal Mail, Dunkeld) to produce some extraordinary chocolates with a distinctly new Australian flavour. Aniseed myrtle, lemon myrtle, macadamia, finger lime, whipstick wattle, spotted gum honey, Davidson plum and the rather surprising, green ant, feature in individual pralines or chocolate bars….

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Melbourne Gourmet Mushrooms lions mane

Lion’s Mane

Would you put something called lion’s mane on your dinner menu? It may look like a large ball of fluff or a lion’s mane but in reality it is quite a meaty textured mushroom. Lion’s mane is one of the new gourmet mushroom varieties available around Melbourne farmers’ markets, along with coloured oyster mushrooms, nameko,…

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Backyard Beekeeping

Backyard beekeeping seems to be all the rage at the moment, with an ABC TV program promoting the idea, jars of Backyard Honey a now familiar site in upmarket food stores around Melbourne and people generally in a buzz about bees and their importance to our lives. Backyard beekeeping may not be on your to…

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