MELBOURNE | Twenty Degrees Chocolate is a new Melbourne boutique chocolate business started by friends Alessio and Simón. Their aim is to create chocolate that has a ‘wow’ factor, using refined hand made techniques, and the highest quality local and imported ingredients.
Alessio studied a double degree in Business Economics & Management, and has always had an interest in food and hospitality. Along with Twenty Degrees, he also owns and manages a family run cafe and coffee roasting business.
Simón, meanwhile, is a chocolatier who came to Melbourne four years ago having trained In South America and Europe. He’s always wanted to start his own chocolate business, inspired by not just chocolate, but the use of it in collaboration with the European and South American flavours that he loved.
The duo sent me a box of some of their creations, and I was immediately impressed by the attention to detail and presentation. The three chocolates I tried were:
- Salted Caramel – Smooth salted caramel and milk chocolate ganache encased within a 57.9% dark chocolate shell.
- Caffè Romeo Espresso – Medium roasted espresso grind, emulsified as a dark chocolate ganache, inside a 33.6% milk chocolate shell.
- Lime – Creamy lime ganache, with citrus hints in a white chocolate shell.
I enjoyed them all, from the classic caramel and espresso combinations, to the very Spring appropriate, zesty lime.
To order, head to the Twenty Degrees Chocolate Instagram page and hit up their DMs. Delivery is Melbourne-wide.
Twenty Degrees Chocolate
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