Fodor's Expert Review Haigh's Chocolates
Ask anyone who no longer lives in Adelaide what they miss most about the city and chances are they'll say "Haigh's." Australia's oldest chocolate manufacturer has tempted sweet tooths with corner shop displays since 1915, and although there are now Haigh's stores in several locations across the city and in other capitals, the Beehive Corner store is the original, and a local icon. The family-owned South Australian company produces exquisite truffles, pralines, and creams—as well as the chocolate bilby (an endangered Australian marsupial), Haigh's answer to the Easter bunny. No trip to Adelaide is complete without at least one chocolate indulgence.
Free chocolate-making tours at the Haigh's Visitor Center at 154 Greenhill Road in Parkside run Monday through Saturday beginning at 9 am. Bookings are essential.