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Yarra Valley Ice Cream Festival

12 days. 144 flavours. Many a brain freeze.
By Imogen Baker
January 19, 2016
By Imogen Baker
January 19, 2016

I scream, you scream, we've all been screaming for ice cream — and for once the gods have answered our prayers (and then some). The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is once again hosting their annual Ice Cream Festival from February 10-21. You may want to prepare the smelling salts because they’ll be trotting out 12 new flavours a day. For 12 days. That's 144 unique flavours all up. Cue Homer-esque drooling.

For $15 you can try four flavours of your choice, indulge in an $18 tasting session that covers 12 flavours at once, or just rampage around the place like a deranged, hungry Pac-Man and try to taste 'em all. Compare the relative merits of flavours like tutti frutti, pineapple coconut, rhubarb ginger and bacon maple syrup — all while relaxing in the 16-hectare grounds in the picturesque Yarra Valley. The view may well be lost on you as you slide into a sugar-induced happiness coma, but that's okay. They aren't inventing all those flavours for you to not try them.

Check out tasting session times on the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie website.

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