Cozy Up To Koko Black’s New Hot Chocolate Range This Winter

And a hot chocolate recipe to rule them all.

Koko Black Hot Cocoa
Photo Courtesy Of Koko Black

Master chocolatiers Koko Black are giving Aussies the warmth we all need with their new limited edition hot chocolate range, Melt Away With Chocolate. 

The indulgent collection of hot chocolates includes their brand new hot chocolate bombs giving Australians the chance to be their own chocolatier—follow the simple steps to temper chocolate and create the meltiest, dreamiest moments at home.

For those looking to indulge and discover a multi-sensory world of chocolate, Koko Black lounges across Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth will have a specially curated limited-edition menu of the finest melted chocolate desserts from a velvety creme brulee hot chocolate and lamington hot chocolate to decadent 73% dark chocolate brownies, drizzled in melted chocolate.

The new Koko Black Melt Away with Chocolate collection launches on Thursday, 24 June and here’s what you can get. 

Hot Chocolate Bombs

The DIY Kit contains the secret to making Koko’s famous hot chocolates at home. Inside, one will find decadent dark chocolate for melting, empty half dome moulds for shaping and moulding their Hot Chocolate Bombs and marshmallows to create an ooey, gooey centre. Then, simply stir Koko’s signature Hot Chocolate recipe and make it dreamier by pouring it over your Hot Chocolate Bomb. Magic! Each packet costs $49 and makes two.

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

Enjoy this cuddly hug of deep caramel hot chocolate with a sprinkling of sea salt. Each packet is $19.90.

Mocha Hot Cocoa

A taste of pure espresso in deep dark chocolate hot chocolate. The perfect perky pick me up for $19.90.

Hot Cocoa Collection

A creamy, dreamy trio of hot cocoa, for sippable moments of indulgence at home or on the go. Contains dark hot cocoa, chilli hot cocoa and salted caramel hot cocoa for $54.90.

For those cold winter days, stir up some Koko magic at home with these bundled hampers that have everything you need for the perfect night in.

Koko Black Hot Cocoa hamper
Photo Courtesy Of Koko Black

Hot Chocolate Connoisseurs Hamper

This hamper includes dark hot cocoa, mocha hot cocoa, chilli hot cocoa, salted caramel hot cocoa, dark chocolate shavings and milk chocolate shavings for $149.

Winter Warmers Hamper

Sit by the fireplace and enjoy this winter warmer hamper featuring salted caramel hot cocoa, dark chocolate shavings, cocoa powder, traditional shortbread biscuits, velvety marshmallow milk chocolate, and chocolate dotties.

Hot Chocolate and Biscuits Hamper

Savour a range of hot chocolates and biscuits including dark cocoa, chilli hot chocolate, and Australian wattleseed, as well as traditional speculoos biscuits and butter shortbread. This hamper costs $139. 

Koko Black’s Signature Hot Chocolate Recipe


● 160ml Full Cream Milk
● 240ml Thickened Cream
● 100g Koko Black 54% Dark Chocolate Shavings


1. Combine milk and cream in a saucepan and stir gently on low heat.
2. Once simmering, remove from heat.
3. Add Koko Black 54% Dark Chocolate Shavings and whisk until completely melted.
4. Return to the heart and bring the hot chocolate back to a simmer.
5. Then it’s ready! Best sipped somewhere cosy.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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