The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory isn’t just the sweetest thing on Phillip Island, it’s also one of the most interesting man-made attractions. Although the island is famous for its natural inhabitants, the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory is any child’s (and adults!) dream come true. The amazing factory, run by innovative chocolatier Panny, is a unique and interesting attraction for everyone heading to Phillip Island, with lots of tasting opportunities for all!
- Tour – The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory runs a very interesting tour that educates visitors to the factory about every aspect of the chocolate production process. It also features amazing chocolate sculptures, and interesting displays of chocolate history and the history of Panny himself. There’s even an entire miniature town made of chocolate! Participants on the tour will have a chance to make their own chocolate, as well as try samples of the mouth-watering chocolate produced at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory.
- Cafe – The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory is home to a licensed cafe serving a variety of chocolate and non-chocolate foods. These include real hot chocolate, handmade truffles, Rocky Road Sundaes, Chocolate Shots and the famous Pannys Crispy Bread and Chocolate. The cafe is licensed and also sells some lovely Australian wines and beers.
- Shop – The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory has a factory direct retail store selling everything from chocolate bars to handcrafted truffles. The shop’s range is extensive and prides itself on being able to offer authentic chocolate treats for every taste and preference.
Admission into the cafe and shop is free of charge, and there is no obligation to undertake the tour.
|Child (under 4s go free)||$10|
|Family (2 adults, 2 children)||$45|
Group and school discounts also available.
- Samples – Pannys and the rest of the staff and the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory are passionate about producing great chocolate, and they’re so confident in their product that in many places during the tour, and even occasionally in the shop, there are chances to try free samples. Keep an eye out for these, and delicious though they might be, try not to abuse the privilege.
- Lunch – The cafe on site has a small but delicious lunch menu, with the curry being a favourite dish of many visitors. This makes it a perfect place to try after a walk around the factory, while on your way to other Phillip Island attractions.
- Phillip Island – Phillip Island is a bustling tourist precinct, with a number of interesting and entertaining attractions for people of all ages. These include a variety of animal attractions within the Phillip Island Nature Parks and the many mind games inside of Amaze’n Things.
- Car – Take a 90 minute drive from Melbourne along the M1 freeway. The factory is located one kilometre past the Phillip Island Bridge.
- The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory makes around 190 varieties of chocolate.
- Although chocolate is their specialty, the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory also make their own honeycomb, turkish delight and even rocky road.