We’re on Shark Tank!

Sink your teeth into some exciting news from Ganache…

See us on Shark Tank tonight!

Surprise!

In tonight’s (19/6) episode of Shark Tank on Channel 10 expect to see a familiar face – our Master Chocolatier Arno Backes pitching our delicious range of chocolates, patisserie and retail products to the sharks.

See a teaser photo on our Facebook page, check out the teaser video on the Shark Tank Facebook page, and tune inafter Masterchef to find out whether the sharks bite or swim away…

During the program use #sharktankau to tweet or follow along.

Just for the occasion we have also created some special, on-theme treats. Click through to our website homepage to shop specially selected gift hampers of the products seen on the show, and to learn more about us.

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Join us for the happiest hour(s)

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If you did not already know (and haven’t already taste tested), our South Yarra chocolate lounge is fully licensed, with a beverage, taste or flavour combination for everyone – and some pretty good deals, too. Read on for what’s on offer …

Cocktails
$15 each

Our list of seven cocktails is creative and indulgent, ranging from fruity to packed with chocolate, and making use of delicious local ingredients like our own ganaches, gourmet gelato, urban honey from our rooftop, and freshly brewed espresso. And obviously, liqueur a-plenty. See our blog for the full list.

Beverages w/ liqueur
$9.50 half shot / $13 full shot

Your choice of Cointreau, Kahlua, Frangelico or Baileys can be added to our Classic Hot Chocolate made with 60% dark ganache for a delicious, warming beverage. They can also be added to our affogatos ($11) and milkshakes ($13), or enjoyed on their own neat or on the rocks ($8.50 single shot; $15 double shot).

Fortified Wine
$7 – $9

Choose from Galway Pipe Tawny with flavours of fruitcake and raisin; Hanwood Tawny with nutty, biscuit-y flavours; and Chambers Muscat with aromas of marmalade and raisin. All for under $10.

Happy Hour
2-for-1

Every day at our South Yarra lounge we host happy hour between 4 and 7pm, which means two cocktails for only $15! Happy hour just got even happier.

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Catering to every need as well as every taste

Whether we follow them by choice or need, one of the most difficult things about having dietary requirements is limiting the range of things we can eat and finding options we can.

Here at Ganache we have taken this struggle into account, and made sure there are choices on our menu and on our shelves which cater to every dietary need and that our staff are trained in dietary information.

Whether you are dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free or vegan, read on for some options.

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The majority of our individual chocolate range, except products containing wafer;
the majority of our chocolate bars, except products with candied orange/ginger;
Passion Mango patisserie;
Triple Mousse patisserie;
Raspberry Mousse patisserie;
Macarons made and baked in-house.

Raspberry Mousse

Dairy and gelatin free: Raspberry Mousse

Dairy free
Raspberry Mousse patisserie*;
Vegan Chocolate Mud cake;
plain dark chocolate;
& enjoy all our beverages with your choice of soy/almond rather than regular milk.
*also gelatin-free

 

 

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Nut free
Ganache Passion Brownie patisserie;
Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart*;
a selection of our individual pralines;
all chocolate bars without a nut topping.
*may contain traces

 

 

 

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Vegan

Vegan-friendly Hot Chocolate;
Chocolate Mud cake;
Banana Bread;
Vegan Chocolate Frappe.

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Macarons and bars and truffles, oh my!

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Of the many things we do out of our chocolate kitchen, one of our favourite things on the calendar would have to be the chocolate classes we run throughout the year, hosted by our Master Chocolatier and open to anyone.

We have now set class dates for the second half of 2018, so keep on reading for a preview of our most popular classes, and then click through to our website to book or order a gift voucher (it is Mother’s Day soon after all…)

Secrets of The Perfect Macaron
3 June, 21 July, 15 Sept, 27 Oct

Macarons-on-AnnaVasily1200The macaron is a sweet meringue-based confectionary, commonly filled with ganache, buttercream, or jam. Characterised by a smooth, squared top, ruffled circumference and flat base, it is mildly moist and melts in the mouth. In this course, learn the secrets to making the perfect macaron and delicious ganache.

 

 

 

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Create Unique Chocolate Bars
4 August, 29 September, 28 October

Under the guidance of our master chocolatier, learn how to temper chocolate and then explore the variety of toppings and infusions that can be used to create your own unique chocolate bar to be shared with family and friends.

 

 

 

Chocolate Dessert Creation
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5 August, 13 October, 10 November.

Decadent and delicious, this chocolate dessert is sure to wow your friends and family. In this hands-on course, learn how to make a multi-layered dessert, and the accompanying variety of techniques to create a fantastic dessert at home.

 

 

 

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Truffle Making Experience
2 June, 22 July, 16 Sep, 11 Nov

The chocolate truffle is a classic, decadent and delicious treat, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache centre and rolled in cocoa powder. In this hands-on course, learn how to make a variety of delicious truffles with which you can impress friends and family! You’ll learn related techniques of piping, rolling, dipping, and tempering.

 

 

We also take private bookings for groups, corporate teams, birthdays, hens parties, any other occasion your heart desires, or no reason at all! Email us at enquiries@ganache.com.au or call us on 03 9804 7485 to enquire about availability, minimum numbers and space capacity.

Unleash your inner chocolatier!

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A gift idea for every Mother

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Mother’s Day – it’s one of those holidays that seem to sneak up on us every May. And yet, it’s certainly not an occasion you’d want to forget, or a gift that you’d want to leave until the last minute. To help you prepare early, we’ve rounded up four of the sweetest ways to tell your mother you love her this Mother’s Day season.

1. The classic gift: a chocolate box 16 pc box yering comp crop

sn’t Mother’s Day all about spoiling your mum? Treat her to our custom deluxe boxes or treasure chests filled with your selection from our extensive range of high quality, handcrafted pralines. You can order online, or come in to one of our lounges and let our friendly staff assist you.

 

 

 

2. The decadent gift: chocolate high tea at Ganache 

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Bring your mum in for the ultimate treat: our luxurious chocolate high tea featuring a range of our best and most delicious sweet and savoury treats, paired with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or for only an extra $10 a chocolate cocktail (cocktail only available at South Yarra). Bookings are essential and seatings are limited so call us to inquire, or book online.

3. The fun gift: a gift voucher for one of our chocolate classes

Master Chocolatier Arno Backes leading a chocolate class.

Master Chocolatier Arno Backes leading a chocolate class.

We run chocolate classes throughout the year which are hosted by our Master Chocolatier, and they are open to anyone! Give your mum the gift of learning how to make the perfect macaron, a creamy truffle, or her own unique chocolate bar. All classes are hands on and guests take home whatever they create. See more information about our classes here.

If you’d rather give the gift of choosing, we also have gift vouchers for our lounges, which can be purchased in store and used towards any of our products. We can also post these straight out to you if purchased online. See here.

 

4. The extra gift: a little special something 

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Our range is full of other products both big and small which would make perfect gifts, including praline-filled shoes, cups, and hearts, chocolate pops, decorated chocolate hearts, our entire range of chocolate bars, and delectable and chocolate covered delights. See our online store.

Happy shopping!

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Chocolate figure Easter gift ideas

Chocolate figures

We love our chocolate Bunnies more than anybody, but our specialty Easter range doesn’t end there. We have some other fantastic chocolate figures which are handcrafted from the finest couverture, and come straight from the chocolate kitchen above our South Yarra lounge to our shelves!

New Easter Sheep

Our Easter Sheep has had a makeover (pictured left), with cute little pointy ears and a white chocolate fur coat. Almost too cute to eat (but also very delicious, so eating is recommended). Shop this little guy on our website here.

We also have some cheeky Easter chickens (below), which are available in either milk or white chocolate and decorated with a combination of white, milk and 60% dark chocolate. These figures come in two sizes: small (approx. 16cm) and medium (approx. 20cm). Shop them here, and here.

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Don’t forget we also have our year-round range of chocolate figures if you are looking for something a bit different, which includes chocolate mice, dinosaurs, dogs, cats, and there are even dragons and crocodiles on offer! These are fantastic to enjoy yourself, or give as gifts. See the range here.

If something from our range is not readily available in our lounges, order through our website and we can have our kitchen make it especially for you.

If you are going to order through our website and have your packages posted, please order by the 25th March, as Monday 26th is the last day we can post in order that they arrive in time for the Easter weekend. If ordering after this date, you can also choose to have your order available for pick-up in one of our lounges – simply select the Click & Collect shipping option at checkout.

Some of the Ganache range of chocolate figures

Happy browsing, and if you need any help contact one of our lounges and speak to our friendly staff. Collins Street: 03 9650 8388 | South Yarra: 03 9804 7485 | Essendon: 03 9337 4650

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An egg-cellent Easter

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School holidays will soon begin, we are making lists, and the Easter weekend is only a few weeks away! A. Few. Weeks. Away. How did this happen??

There couldn’t be more activity in our chocolate kitchen as we continue to fill our shelves with delicious Easter products.

Every year some of our favourite and most popular choices belong to our chocolate Easter egg range. These are the ultimate symbol of Easter celebrations, and we have them available in such an assortment of creative designs that something is bound to suit your needs no matter what they are.

Filled eggs

Great for those who love our handcrafted pralines, our filled eggs come complete with a delectable selection of our individual chocolates. Chocolate connoisseurs who wish to sample a range of our specialty flavours: these eggs are for you! With selections such as our popular Raspberry, Lime, Noir and Au Lait, everyone is sure to find a favourite.

Our FOH staff member Deb with our 100pc Filled Egg.

Our FOH staff member Deb with our 100pc Filled Egg.

These are available in a variety of sizes ranging from 4 pieces to 100 pieces, and are sure to charm colleagues, friends or family at an Easter event. Everyone can sample pralines of their choice, and then enjoy a piece of the delicious couverture shell. A gift that keeps on giving.

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Smaller sized 4pc Filled Eggs, ready on the shelf.

Speciality eggs

Medium-sized eggs in a variety of styles, available in our lounges on a rotating basis. The dotty egg is a particular favourite, with cheerful coloured polka dots, or the spun eggs which feature a gorgeous pattern in milk, white and dark chocolate. Also available in marbled chocolate, freckle decoration, splattered colour, and more.

Our limited edition Giant Eggs are also available for purchase in our stores and are a spectacular gift. Also available in marbled, graffiti, spun, and dotty varieties. Perfect for an Easter party to share with guests, or give as a gift and be somebody’s chocolate hero! These eggs are priced by weight so come in and browse what’s on offer.

Giant eggs L-R: Spun Egg, Dotty Egg, Galaxy Egg.

Giant eggs L-R: Spun Egg, Dotty Egg, Galaxy Egg.

Mini eggs

Mini Eggs

Mini Eggs

At the opposite end of the spectrum are our mini eggs, perfect if you prefer a smaller treat. Take them home in a handy 3-egg or 5-egg gift box to give away, or put them to use in your Easter egg hunt!

Come on in yourself and browse the entire range:

250 Toorak Rd, South Yarra
248 Collins St, Melbourne
NEW – 47 Rose St, Essendon

Also browse online.

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Easter Bunnies at Ganache

The Easter weekend is now only a few weeks away, and school holidays will be upon us in no time at all! If you are already starting to think about the delicious chocolate-y gifts you might give to friends and family, we are here to make that easy.

In the lead-up to this very chocolate-y holiday, we will be featuring different aspects of our Easter range on our blog. The theme of this week’s blog is our wide range of Easter Bunnies, which are some of our favourite chocolate figures. Whatever you are looking for, we are sure you will find it here!

Our gorgeous Traditional bunnies are our most popular bunny and make the perfect Easter gift. Created with 60% dark or milk chocolate and hand decorated with white, milk and 60% dark chocolate. These are available in four sizes so will perfectly fit your needs no matter what they are.

Traditional Bunny

Our Laughing Bunnies are cheeky and fun, and are also available in milk and 60% dark chocolate. Its happy face makes it the perfect gift for the cheerful and upbeat person in your life!

Our Basket Carrying Bunny  is in a classic European style, and is made from milk chocolate and decorated with white and 60% dark chocolate. Also available in four sizes.

Laughing Bunny

 

 

 

For something with a little European flair, our Frau  and Herr  Austria Bunnies are a traditional gift. Perhaps the right present for your parents or grandparents, as this couple go together perfectly.

We also have some great themed Bunnies – for example, if there is a new Mum in your life we have a delightful Pram Bunny  which combines delicious milk, white and dark chocolate.

For the sport-loving kids (or adults!) in your life what about our Scooter Bunny, which is a fun and action-inspired choice, or perhaps our Tennis Bunny  for that person who is always ready for a round on the court.

For someone who likes the classroom more than the playing field, our Schoolboy Bunny is dressed in a classic European style school uniform and made with milk chocolate then hand decorated with white and 60% dark chocolate.

L-R: Pram Bunny, Schoolboy Bunny, Scooter Bunny

We also have a Floppy Bunny in our bunny family, which makes for a very cute gift indeed!

Floppy Bunny

Floppy Bunny

For just a small gift, our mini marbled or graffiti bunnies are perfect to grab and take with you to an event or add to your table setting.

Our chocolate figures are handmade using only use the finest European chocolate, so every creation is unique and superb in their detail.

Marbled Bunny

Marbled Bunny

 

 

To browse and purchase come in to one of our lounges and speak with our friendly staff, or visit the Easter section  of our online store.

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Easter 2018 has landed!

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We cannot believe it either, but the Easter weekend is going to be upon us in a bit over a month! We love any time of year where chocolate takes a special place in our celebrations, and Easter is certainly that kind of holiday.

Over the next few weeks we are going to be blogging our wide Easter range which you may already know very well – filled eggs, specialty eggs, bunnies, Easter chickens, we could go on – but here is a little overview and a sneak peak.

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Laughing Bunny

As always you will find our never-fail traditional bunnies, laughing bunnies, and basket carrying bunnies. Our Floppy Bunny which was new last year, with big, floppy ears and a cheeky smile, is back again by popular demand. It is still almost too cute to eat!

If you loved our chocolate graffiti bars, some of our bunnies have now also had the graffiti makeover. The size of this miniature individual bunny makes them a perfect small gift or addition to a table setting. They are also available in a milk and white chocolate marble effect.

Our Filled Eggs are great for those who love our handcrafted pralines, our filled eggs come complete with a delectable selection of our individual chocolates, in a variety of sizes ranging from 4 pieces to 100 pieces. Chocolate connoisseurs who wish to sample a range of our specialty flavours: these eggs are for you! With selections such as our popular Raspberry, Lime, Noir and Au Lait, everyone is sure to find a favourite.

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Filled Egg

Our speciality eggs are medium-sized eggs in a variety of styles. In the past we have had the dotty egg, with cheerful coloured polka dots, or the spun eggs which feature a gorgeous pattern in milk, white and dark chocolate. Keep an eye out in-store for some new styles this year.

Our limited edition Giant Eggs are also available for purchase in our stores and are a spectacular gift. Also available in marbled, graffiti, spun, and dotty varieties. Perfect for an Easter party to share with guests, or give as a gift and be somebody’s chocolate hero! Browse the range in-store.

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Giant Dotty Egg

Our Freckled Egg tube is perfect for sharing. Offer them around and they’ll be gone in no time – that is if you are willing to share them.

We also have some cheeky Easter chickens, which are available in either milk or white chocolate and decorated with a combination of white, milk and 60% dark chocolate. These figures come in two sizes: small (approx. 16cm) and medium (approx. 20cm).

Also back is our new-look Easter sheep with cute little ears and a white chocolate coat. Perfect for the child in your life (or adult – we assume nothing!).

All products are handcrafted in Melbourne using the highest quality European milk, dark and white couverture, and wherever possible, local ingredients. 

Graffiti Bunny

Graffiti Bunny

The Easter range will soon hit the shelves straight from our chocolate kitchen, taking its place alongside our year-round range of chocolate bars, chocolate covered delights, chocolate figures and individual pralines.

You can already shop the range here.

Why not stay for a specialty hot chocolate? See you there!

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Win yourself a Valentine’s Day Hamper

Attention, lovers! (Of chocolate but also of each other).

Once Christmas is behind us, it is never long before we start thinking about the next delicious, chocolate-filled occasion – Valentine’s Day! A day to celebrate the people (and with the people) who fill our lives with happiness and love, no matter who they are.

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It is fast approaching and will be here in just a few weeks. If you are already thinking of gift ideas, we are here with a special possibility. We have combined the two treats which speak to us the most of Valentine’s Day – delectable chocolate and excellent wine – to bring you a beautiful Valentine’s Hamper you can share with your love.

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What is included

A gift hamper with:

  • a deluxe box of 16 of the finest handmade chocolates from Ganache Chocolate including delicious ganaches, soft caramels, and hazelnut pralines
  • a bottle of Yering Station NV Yarrabank Crème de Cuvee, a demi- sec style with a touch of sweetness showing strawberry, pear with hints of almond and yeast.

Pick up one of these beautiful gift packs for only $70. Be quick – they are very limited.

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We also have two Valentine’s Hampers to give away to two lucky winners in our Valentine’s Day competition, at a total prize value of over $140.

How to enter

Online
All you have to do is like both Yering Station and Ganache Chocolate on social media and tag in your valentine on the competition posts.

Facebook: Ganache Chocolate / Yering Station
Instagram: @ganachechoc / @yeringstation

You can enter more than once, between the 31st January and 13th February. Winners will be drawn on the 13th February and announced in a video on our social media platforms.

In-store
Visit one of our lounges and write your full name, phone number, Ganache Club membership number and Instagram tag on to the slip of paper provided and post into the jar provided.

Terms and Conditions

  • Entrants must be over 18 years of age
  • must be members of the Ganache Club (if not already, don’t worry, sign up in-store!)
  • Must follow both the Ganache Facebook and Instagram pages
  • Can enter both the online and in-store competitions but only win once

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Good luck and happy Valentine’s Day!

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