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Chocolate & Dessert Tastings in Joburg

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We’ve covered wine, gin and beer tastings in the city. Now we’re biting into the sweeter side of life to find you the very best chocolate and dessert tastings around. Whether you are on the hunt for party favours or are simply in the mood for something delicious, these tastings are absolute must-try’s. 

The Chocolate Tier

The Chocolate Tier offers one-of-a-kind chocolate tasting experiences. Their venue on the West Rand of Joburg hosts regular chocolate and wine pairing experiences. You’ll learn proper chocolate eating etiquette (yes, you’ve probably been eating it wrong all this time!), as well as how to pair top quality wines with the finest chocolate truffles. If wine isn’t your taste, fear not. The Chocolate Tier also offers champagne and chocolate and whisky and chocolate tastings. If you aren’t able to attend in person, they’ve got virtual experience packages available. All you have to do is purchase a tasting box beforehand and join the live tasting session from the comfort of your own home. It couldn’t be simpler.

Details: 061 002 2468 | info@thechocolatetier.co.za.

Mirari Gin & Chocolate Pairing and Distillery Tour

Immerse yourself in artisanal mastery at Time Anchor Distillery, Johannesburg’s first and historic establishment. Here, tradition meets contemporary expertise, creating an unforgettable experience. Their Gin & Chocolate Pairing and Distillery Tour is your passport to a world of delicious discoveries, rich heritage, and interactive exploration. Each session lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Details: 067 369 4842 | hello@timeanchor.co.za | 16 Dartfield Road, Sandton.

Château Gateaux

You can never go wrong with a Chateau Gateaux cake or confection. Their celebration cakes are simply to die for. And, they are freezable for up to 12 months, so you can have your cake and eat it whenever you want to! If you aren’t quite ready to commit to a full cake, no worries. Visit your nearest Chateau Gateaux store to sample a few of their tastiest treats. They’ve recently opened a new store in Bedfordview, so pop on over if you live nearby. You can enjoy a freshly brewed coffee paired with your choice of pastry, tartlet or slice of cake. Our personal favourite is the decadent layered Mozart cake made with layers of Italian meringue, light mousse and chopped nuts. But don’t take our word for it, visit them to conduct your very own taste test.

Details: Find your nearest Chateau Gateaux outlet here. 

Eighteen13

Eighteen13 is a boutique wine store located in Fourways. They offer daily chocolate and wine tastings to help educate your palette and turn you into a true connoisseur. You can book your tasting 24 hours in advance – perfect for those last minute whims or a spontaneous date night. The tasting is an hour long, so you needn’t book out your whole day. It’s a wonderful little escape from the rush of daily life. Of course, you can book multiple tasting sessions to get the best of the Eighteen13 experience. They’ve got standard wine tastings, cheese and wine pairings and a fabulous coffee and wine tasting. At only R150 per tasting, it’s an absolute steal. So, what are you waiting for? Book your spot now!

Details: Cedar Square Centre, Willow Ave, Fourways, Johannesburg | cezanne@eighteen13.co.za.

Aimee Lloyd Macarons

Aimee Lloyd Macarons are one of the top wedding dessert creators in the city. Their macaron cakes are a sight to behold and come in an exciting array of flavours, including Madagascan vanilla, Belgian milk chocolate and passionfruit, and orange blossom. While they do not have a walk-in store yet, Aimee Lloyd Macarons will happily help you design your own custom macarons. You can order a few tasters on their website or book yourself a spot in their coveted macaron class. You’ll be guided through the delicate process of making and assembling macarons. Plus, you get to keep whatever you make to take home as a sweet little treat!

Details: 67 5th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg | 082 391 5951 | aimeelloyd@gmail.com.

Just Teddy

Indulge in a touch of luxury without leaving your doorstep! Their delightful High Tea in a Box is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet or savoury cravings. Choose from a classic selection or customise your box with gluten-free or vegan options to create a delightful afternoon tea experience at home. Please note that a minimum of 1 day preparation time is required to ensure the freshest treats for your high tea spread.

Details: info@justteddy.co.za | website.

Do you know of any other venues that offer chocolate and dessert tastings in Joburg? Let us know about them in the comments below!  

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