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Robyn Rowe Chocolates
Nestled in the cool climate wine country
near Murrumbateman in The Yass Valley,
you will find the delicately handmade
Robyn Rowe Chocolates, bursting with the
tastes of Belgium's finest coverture.
Handcrafted by Robyn, with the help of her
dedicated husband Denis, these delightful
delicacies are filled with the freshest
ingredients including peppermint, caramel,
hazelnut praline, jasmine green tea, cherry
port, vanilla and espresso. Sweet honey and
Clonakilla Muscat are sourced locally.
The Robyn Rowe Chocolate factory
opened its doors in March 2006 once
Robyn Rowe had acquired her chocolate
making magic from artisans in both
Sydney and Melbourne.
Belgian chocolatiers helped Robyn
to further her alchemy and become a
talented chocolatier. Belgium is renowned
for its excellent chocolate and Europeans
have been enjoying the best chocolate
for many years. There is now a growing
interest in fine chocolate in Australia and
it is very exciting for Canberrans to be
able to experience the richness and fresh
flavours of Robyn Rowe Chocolates.
Lindsay & Edmunds
Lindsay & Edmunds was created by former
chef Peter Edmunds to showcase his passion
for the superior taste and environmental
benefit of quality organic food, combined
with his love of French chocolates.
"Having lived in France for a year or so,
my wife and I became spoiled by the high
quality of French chocolatiers. Our ritual
of having a single handmade chocolate
after dinner was something we wanted to
continue when we returned to Australia,"
Peter said. "At the same time, we had also
become committed to eating organic food
wherever possible, so we immediately
noticed the lack of top quality organic
chocolate. We wanted something a bit
more special than a mass-produced organic
chocolate bar, and we couldn't find it."
Six months of research later and the first
Lindsay & Edmunds range of handmade
organic chocolate was born. Less than
12 months later, after learning about the
extensive use of child slave labour in the
growth and harvesting of cocoa beans for
chocolate, Pete and the team decided to
switch the entire Lindsay & Edmunds range
to using certified Fairtrade chocolate.
"We were thrilled to be able to make the
switch to 100 per cent Fairtrade while
maintaining the same high quality levels
we'd already become known for. It's an
added bonus to know that our small business
here in Australia is directly helping farmers
and their families in third world countries
earn a fair living for their work."
The Lindsay & Edmunds commercial
kitchen is located in Fairbairn, Canberra,
and is producing some exceptional products
that are available throughout the territory.
There is nothing so decadent, indulgent and
purely addictive as Canberra's Koko Black.
Upon entering the salon, you find yourself
surrounded by plush leather chairs, glorious
chandeliers and above all, chocolate.
The exclusive Koko Black Canberra salon is
the sixth to open of the Koko Black brand
and the first of its kind located outside of
Melbourne. Locals have been quick to
take advantage of the privilege and each
Rich, cre my
SEVENTY YEARS ON
UNTIL 26 SEP TEMBER 2010
Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack (1893--1965) Orange 1941
woodcut, printed in black ink; 14.7 x 20.0 cm. Collection of Chris Bell (grandson)
02 6262 1111
This Collection-in-Focus exhibition reveals wartime stories of survival and achievement
and coincides with the 70th anniversary of the arrival from Britain of HMT Dunera.
The ship carried over 2500 German, Austrian and Italian 'enemy aliens' to Australia,
for internment in rural camps. Many internees were of Jewish heritage and had escaped
to Britain from the horrors of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
There is nothing as truly
decadent as the delicious,
creaminess of chocolate, and
Canberra is home to many
variations of this scrumptious
treat, brought to us by incredibly
By JONI SCANLON.
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