Discover delicious chocolate and confectionery to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Melt into hot milk, add to a cake, or simply nibble on for your afte...
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Discover delicious chocolate and confectionery to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Melt into hot milk, add to a cake, or simply nibble on for your afternoon pick-me-up.
Chocolate is made from roasted cocoa seeds and dates back at least 4000 years! Originally from Latin America, the delicious ingredient was first used as a medicine. The Mayans referred to it as the drink of the gods and the Aztecs thought it to be so valuable that it was used as a currency. When it found its way to Europe sometime in the 1500s, it was a highly sought after food among the rich. In fact, it wasn’t until 1828 when the chocolate press was invented that production became easier and thus the modern age of chocolate was born! Luckily for us, we have a variety of delicious chocolate at our fingertips to indulge in whenever a craving hits.
Shop Confectionary Online
Looking to buy outstanding quality chocolate online? At Co-Lab Pantry, we stock the highest quality chocolate from brands including Koko Black, Cuvee, Hunted and Gathered and more. Whether you’re looking for organic chocolate, caramel chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate, you can find it in our online shop. We also stock a range of drinking chocolate powders to add to a cup of hot milk or water as a decadent treat. When you shop for chocolate at Co-Lab Pantry, you can enjoy next day delivery (in Victoria), free delivery for orders over $150 and the very best produce from local restaurants in Australia. Read on to discover more of our sweet offerings at Co-Lab Pantry.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
There’s nothing better than freshly baked cookies being pulled out of the oven. We know you’re busy, so that’s why we love that Earl Canteen sells cookie dough. It’s the luxury of homemade biscuits without having to do any of the hard work. Choose from classic choc chip, or more interesting flavours like espresso & mascarpone, or marshmallow, cherry and coconut.
Who doesn’t love an oozy brownie as a decadent after dinner treat? You can easily make your own with our range of ingredients at Co-Lab Pantry, but if you’re after no-fuss, ‘give it to me now’ deliciousness, then why not buy one ready-made from Ned’s Bake. These ones are filled with salted caramel and seriously addictive.
When cold weather comes knocking, there’s no better way to deal with it than to snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate. If you’re looking to recreate that beautiful cafe style experience at home with delicious hot chocolate, we stock a range of drinking powders that will deliver. If you prefer to keep it traditional, try Mörks traditional hot chocolate mix. Or why not try the delicious 38% drinking chocolate from Somage? We have a flavour to suit everyone here at Co-Lab Pantry.
Hot chocolate recipe
Wondering how to make hot chocolate? It’s really easy if you’re using one of our drinking powders! In a small pot, warm some milk with a few tablespoons of the drinking chocolate mixture. Whisk until the drinking chocolate is dissolved and the milk is steaming. And that’s it, so easy and so delicious to enjoy at home.
Calling all dark chocolate lovers! Whether you need a block for a recipe, are on a health kick or simply love it dark & bitter, we have the best dark chocolate range at Co-Lab Pantry. Hunted and Gathered and Cuvee are our go-to brands for all your dark chocolate needs. Start with the 65% dark chocolate from Cuvee, or if you like a stronger flavour try the 70% or 85% chocolate from Hunted & Gathered. Attention, to our vegan customers too! If you’re looking for vegan chocolate, we’re pleased to let you know that any of the options just mentioned are also perfectly suitable for you.
Perfect for gifting, we offer a range of chocolate truffles from Koko Black, Somage and Chocolati Confectionary. If you’re a lover of hazelnut and chocolate, then you will not be able to stop eating the Gianduja bombs from Koko Black. Another favourite is the fruity nutty drops in super cute packaging that just shouts gifting! If you’re like us though and are looking to keep some chocolate on hand in the kitchen, grab a pack of the chocolate coated coffee beans from Somage.
Who wants flowers when you can gift chocolate? Buy your loved ones a beautiful chocolate box as a thoughtful sugar boost! We stock two beautiful options from Brunetti; a 6 pack or a 12 pack. These handmade chocolates come in a stylish box that presents perfectly for gifting.
Stocking up on some bars to keep at home? For an adults-only option, let us recommend the Four Pillars Gin x Hunted and Gathered option. Botanicals, gin and dark chocolate combine to bring you this decadent treat! If you’re looking for something the whole family will love though, you can’t go past the creamy Soleo 42% Milk Chocolate or the Milk Praline Crisp Bar from Brunetti. Why not grab a few while you’re at it, because we’re sure they won’t last long when they taste this good!
Mörk is a much-loved Melbourne brand that makes specialty, ethically-sourced hot chocolate. The delicious blends are all made from a base of cacao powder; 100% unsweetened chocolate and organic unrefined coconut blossom sugar. At Co-Lab Pantry, we stock our three most favourite blends from Mörk. Choose from original, dark milk & river salt, or honey.
How to melt chocolate?
If you’re cooking a chocolate cake recipe, there’s a good chance you’ll need to melt this detectable ingredient down. There are two main ways to do so; in the microwave, or on the stovetop. If you’re melting chocolate in the microwave, begin by breaking it into small pieces and putting in a microwave-safe bowl. Put in your microwave for 30 seconds on high before stirring. Continue to microwave in 20 second intervals until the chocolate has melted. We should warn you that it can cook quickly, so keep a close eye on it so you don’t end up with a burnt mess! If you prefer to try doing this on the stove, you need to again place broken up chocolate in a glass bowl. Select a small saucepan that allows the bowl to sit comfortably on top. Fill the saucepan with cold water and place your bowl of chocolate on top, ensuring that the saucepan doesn’t actually touch the water. Once you’ve got that admin sorted, put your saucepan on the stove and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and place your chocolate bowl on top. The steam will help the chocolate melt slowly.
How to make chocolate mousse?
Perhaps one of the most popular questions when it comes to this magical ingredient, is what is the best recipe for making chocolate mousse. There are surely thousands of different recipes out there for this airy dessert, but let us give you some of our own tips. It all starts with perfectly melted chocolate, so follow our steps above to do this. Next, you add butter and stir it into your mix, before combining with egg yolks. Add some cream into your chocolate mix. In a separate bowl, you’ll need to whisk your egg whites until light and fluffy. Gently fold the whipped whites into your mix before dividing the mousse into serving bowls. Refrigerate overnight so it sets and voila!