Australian native ingredients take on an indulgent, chocolate covered spin.
Announced Monday 20 July, Australia’s favourite (and tastiest) contemporary artisan chocolatiers, Koko Black, has welcomed the arrival of their newest chocolate range in stores.
Meet the Australian Native Collection, Koko Black’s most inventive line of chocolates yet to celebrate Australia’s very own native ingredients and superfoods – all encased indulgently in some of Koko’s most mesmerised products.
Australian made, handcrafted and deliciously artisanal, Koko Black is famed for being one of Australia’s most loved chocolate brands. Now, thanks to their newest chocolate range, Koko Black has partnered with Indigenous food company, Something Wild, to help embrace the distinctive flavours and superfood qualities of select Australian native ingredients into a line of signature chocolate blocks and pralines.
From macadamias to finger limes grown on the east coast of Queensland, wattle, lemon myrtle and even green ants harvested in the Northern Territory, the Australian Native Collection is by far one of Koko Black’s most inventive chocolate ranges yet. And, true to Koko Black’s mesmerising long list of creations, each of these ingredients – whether it be wild fruits, nuts, ants, seeds or botanicals – have been expertly matched with the brands finest chocolate to create the ultimate balance of taste and adventure.
For those who’d like to share these unique flavours, we’d recommend breaking into the Macadamia and Spotted Gum Honey Crumble that features a blend of oats, spotted gum honey, macadamias and pink lake salt that’s blended with caramelised white chocolate. Or for milk chocolate lovers, you cannot go past the Whipstick Wattle and Roasted Coconut that generously blends earthy, nutty and coffee-like flavours together with a match of 39% single origin milk chocolate ($13.50 each).
Of course, if you’d rather pop a praline instead, the Australian Native Collection features six heavenly praline flavours ($3.00 each) including Lemon Myrtle and Candied Cucumber; Strawberry Gum Ganache and Passionfruit Jelly with dark chocolate; Salted Macadamia Caramel with milk chocolate; Finger Lime, Green Ant and Burnt Butter Cream with white chocolate; and Aniseed Myrtle and Davidson Plum Jelly blended with an orgasmic mix of single origin dark chocolate ganache.
Koko Black’s head chocolatier and product innovation manager, Remco Brigou says, “Australia’s rugged landscapes and vast plains produce some of the rarest and most delicate ingredients on the planet, flavours only nature could have invented. We believe these ingredients should be celebrated, explored and experienced, but most of all respected.
The new Australian Native Collection offers just a small sample of what this incredible country has to offer in terms of unique flavours and textures. We hope our new collection inspires others to explore and appreciate what is right here on their doorstep.”
The Australian Native Collection is available now to purchase in store or online. Products can be bought individually or Koko Black offers a block bookcase for $49.00, and pralines can be grouped into a nine piece gift for $29.00 or a 16 piece gift box for $49.00.
For more information and to purchase visit Koko Black’s website.
Keep up to date with the latest food releases around Australia here. Or, if you’d rather opt for a more healthier alternative, why not try making Leah Itsines’ Plant-Based Strawberry Chocolate Tart recipe?