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Josophan’s, Sydney

September 25th, 2012  |  Published in Restaurants  |  4 Comments

Josophan's chocolate

Who doesn’t love an all-purpose chocolate shop? At Josophan’s new city store, which opened last month, you can find spiced drinking chocolate, nut-encased blocks, colour-splattered slabs of cocoa and, importantly, The Best Ice Cream Topping In The World (made of wafer balls, multi-flavoured chocolate pebbles and other crunchy, scoop-enhancing ingredients). There are also chocolate lollipops that are as pattern-heavy as wallpapers and many excellent pralines for all your gift-box-filling whims. If you’re on a choose-your-own streak, there are lots of good selections you can make while peering through the eye-catching display cabinet: Caramel, Pineapple and Coconut, Peanut Butter-Cup, Raspberry Rubis and the light tingle of the Mayan Chilli are all good flavours to seek.

Jodie Van Der Velden has been winning over choc-impressionable customers at the original outpost of Josophan’s, in the Blue Mountains, since 2005. I’m glad the much-closer CBD store has opened. I’ve always heard great things about Josophan’s – most recently David Ralph of Kakawa praised the business as a place worth a chocolate pilgrimage on the first Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry podcast – and everything I’ve had only reconfirms all the cheerleading this chocolatier has received.

Josophan’s, Corner of King and York Streets, Sydney NSW,

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  1. I walk past this place daily and havent gone in yet. That topping sounds SO good! Must stop past!

  2. looking even more forward to my trip to Sydney next week!!

  3. ellen says:

    if kakawa recommends it, i definitely need to go!

  4. blaqkitty says:

    Thank you for sharing.

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