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New pralines at Kakawa

October 11th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  3 Comments

Chai latte cup praline, Kakawa, Darlinghurst

First up, the sad news: the Blueberry and Yogurt praline has been phased out at Kakawa in Darlinghurst.

The good news: the store’s display case is filled with many great consolation prizes.

Lemon praline, Kakawa, Darlinghurst

One new addition is the Wild Lemon, which twists the tang and sweetness of lemon into a lovely showdown with milk chocolate. I like it even more knowing that it’s made from fruit that co-owner David picked from his family’s farm.

Lemon pralines, Kakawa, Darlinghurst

My new favourite, though, is the Chai Latte Cup, which is a cloudburst of exquisite flavour, spiced through with clove, cinnamon and cardamom.

Chai cup latte praline, Kakawa, Darlinghurst

It’s the sort of experience that makes you want to hit the pause button, so you can enjoy it even longer. Or the replay button, so you can greedily relive it a few times more.

There are also other new flavours in-store (Smoked Truffle!, Raspberry Jelly!), but these two are centre-of-attention for me right now.

Chai latte cup praline, Kakawa, Darlinghurst

By the way, as part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival, Kakawa is running “Bean to Bar” single-origin chocolate tastings, every Saturday through October at 4.30pm. To book you can call on the number below or email through, which is probably the cutest email address I’ve come across – it stands for David Tobias Ralph 4 Jin Sun Kim (the lovely couple who run the chocolatier).

Also, happy birthday to Kakawa. It’s the only one-year-old I know whose chocolate habit should be encouraged.

Shop 5, 147 William St (a few blocks from the Darlinghurst Rd end), Darlinghurst, (02) 9331 8818,

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  1. CANNOT WAIT to try the chai latte praline. Might try to squeeze in a visit during my lunch break this week!! THanks for bringing my attention to such a combination.

  2. Maz at Dimmi says:

    oh my goodness! Chai latte?! How divine!

  3. Great post, Lee! Kakawa’s wild lemon and chai latte are some of my absolute favourite chocolates in Sydney…

    PS: just wrote a blog post on their brand new Christmas range. Have you tried it yet? It’s just divine!

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