When a business mentions a particular place in its name, that's where you'd expect to find them. And for the past three years, that's proven true for New Farm Confectionery. To the surprise of no one who has tried one of their chocolates, however, the sweet treat purveyors have outgrown their cosy hole-in-the-wall space behind New Farm Cinemas — so they've moved one suburb over.
If you're looking for handmade, high-quality goodies such as honeycomb-laced chocolate bark, dark chocolate rocky road, lime and coconut brittle, fruit-flavoured caramels and decadent hot chocolates, just to name a few of the store's indulgent and delicious creations, you'll now need to head to Waterloo Street in Newstead. Yes, we know what you're thinking. A bigger space shop does indeed mean more tastiness, and more room for you to hang around and enjoy it all in.
For those unacquainted with the confectionery shop, it was originally inspired by a trip to Paris by owner Jodie Neilson, who saw sweet bites to eat everywhere throughout the French city and wanted to offer the same luxury to Australian adults. Forget mass-produced, supermarket-variety lollies filled with additives — everything's free of artificial colours and flavours, and made in store in small batches. Think couverture chocolate honeycomb, marshmallows flavoured with real fruit and oil, and individually-wrapped salted caramels, to list some more of their wares.
New Farm Confectionery still delivers, in great news for anyone hankering for a choc fix on the other side of town. Plus, in the lead up to Easter, it's also popping up at three shopping centres around the city. From March 19, you'll find them at Chermside, Carindale and Indooroopilly, tempting your tastebuds with the likes of salted caramel-filled dark chocolate bunnies, eggs filled with rocky road and vegan chocolate offerings.
Find New Farm Confectionery at 16 Waterloo Street, Newstead, or visit their website.