Haigh's Chocolate Factory, Adelaide

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153 Greenhill Road, Parkside SA 5063, Australia +61-(0)8-8372-7000

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    Mmmm chocolate!

    by SallyM Updated Jul 27, 2014

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    Haigh's have been making and selling chocolate in Adelaide since 1915. The original site was at Beehive Corner, where there is still a Haigh's shop today. The factory is however located in Greenhill Road, and it has a Visitor Centre which offers free tours where you can find out why Haigh's don't make white chocolate, and see how truffles are coated by rolling them in tempered chocolate.

    On arrival, visitors are offered a complimentary tea or coffee. After a talk about the history of Haigh's and how chocolate is made from cocoa beans (with a chance to try some Haigh's milk and plain chocolate and chocolate speckles), visitors can view chocolates being made in the factory itself.

    We were told that employees are allowed to eat as much chocolate as they like. I would have thought that this would put them off eating chocolate for life, but we were assured that this is not so! Several children present on our tour were very interested in how they might apply for jobs.

    There is also a shop at the Visitor Centre where you can buy the range of Haigh's products, including factory seconds.

    The tour only lasts about 20 minutes or so, but it's free, interesting, and you get to eat chocolate, so well worth a visit.

    Tours run Monday to Friday at 11.00 a.m., 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. and Saturdays 11.00 a.m., 11.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Booking is essential. Call (08) 8372 7070.

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    Haigh's Chocolate Factory

    by a5floor Written Oct 21, 2006

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    When you are a big chocolate fan, you should go to Haigh's Chocolate Factory.

    It is a small factory at Greenhill Road in Parkside. You can do a tour (which is free of charge), but you have to make a reservation first. First they will explain about the historic part of the company. Then you see a part of the factory. The guide will explain about the factory as well. The tour last for about 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards you can buy the chocolate in the shop. It can be expensive, but there is a rack where they put chocolate for a reasonable price. This chocolate is out of shape/form.

    The factory is at the address mentioned below (the telephonenumber, faxnumber and email address below is from the factory as well). But there is also a store in the city centre. This one is located at 2 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Phonenumber is +61-(0)8-8231-2844, faxnumber is +61-(0)8-8231-8898, email address beehive@haighs.com.au.

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    Delicious Chocolate Experience

    by lovinoz Written Jan 17, 2006

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    Visit Haigh's Chocolate factory for a free 30 minute tour on Saturdays. You have to book at least a day or two in advance usually. They give you a free chocolate and coffee at the end and then you can go buy millions of yummy treats to take home!

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