This spring, handcrafted artisan chocolatier Koko Black is celebrating all natural, local ingredients from across the country with their new limited-edition Australian Honey Praline collection.
All of Koko Black’s delicious chocolate is 100% natural with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Koko Black are celebrating being all natural with the new Australian Honey Pralines, championing our home-grown honey farmers with ingredients harvested from local hives in Margaret River, WA; the Blue Mountains, NSW; the Sunshine Coast, QLD; and Melbourne, VIC.
Like Koko Black, Taste of Australia host and Masterchef Australia alumni Hayden Quinn is passionate about celebrating natural and locally sourced ingredients. The shared sentiment has seen the culinary star collaborate with Australian owned and made Koko Black for its spring collection launch, which includes the release of the four new limited-edition Australian Honey Pralines.
“Some of the best ingredients in the world come from our own backyard, and the new Koko Black Australian Honey Pralines use honey harvested from local hives,” says Quinn. “There’s also no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives in Koko Black chocolate, so needless to say I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit!” he adds.
Adding to their all natural credentials, Koko Black is also proud to support 100% sustainably sourced cocoa by partnering with Cocoa Horizons, an impact-driven program that supports cocoa farmer prosperity by helping to build self-sustaining farming communities.
Limited Edition Australian Honey Pralines ($44.90):
● Honey and Saffron
Arriba single origin milk chocolate ganache infused with Tasmanian saffron and Melbourne Rooftop Honey, coated in 54% dark chocolate. Honey sourced from Melbourne Rooftop Honey, VIC.
● Ti Tree Honey Praline
Ti Tree honey infused ganache sitting on a layer of hazelnut praline mixed with crunchy Ti Tree honeycomb, coated in milk chocolate.
Honey sourced from Mount Henry Honey in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
● Coastal Honey Caramel
Milk chocolate filled with a layer of honey caramel, infused with a hint of lemon zest, on a base of macadamia paste and gold chocolate, mixed with crunchy buckwheat kernels.
Honey from Hive and Harvest Honey on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.
● Coastal Peppermint Honey
Dark chocolate filled with a coastal peppermint honey-infused chocolate ganache.
Honey sourced from the Margaret River Honey Co., WA.
The new limited-edition Koko Black Australian Honey Pralines will be available to purchase from Monday, 11th October online at kokoblack.com.au, by using click-and-collect, or from Koko Black boutiques.
Top image: Luisa Brimble
Publisher’s tasting note:
This collaboration between Koko Black and Hayden Quinn of Masterchef fame delivers on so many levels. It begins with the stylish packaging and presentation that immediately catches the eye, however it is the nuanced counterpoint of flavours and textures from the diversity of honeys and quality chocolate that deservedly win you over. This is very accomplished crafting of chocolate with a very well-conceived concept underpinning it. With artisan honey selected from four Australian States, paired with 100% sustainably sourced cocoa, this is a guilt free indulgence that you deserve to experience whilst it lasts. Or if you simply want your dinner party guests to leave wowed, share the love!