A Collaboration made in chocolate heaven

Three iconic Australian family-owned businesses

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A Collaboration made in chocolate heaven

A Collaboration made in chocolate heaven

A Collaboration made in chocolate heaven
A Collaboration made in chocolate heaven


Today three iconic Australian multi-generational family-owned businesses unveil a unique 'collaboration'. Haigh's Chocolates, Australia's oldest family owned chocolate maker, Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery and Coopers, Australia's oldest family owned brewery introduce "The Collaboration", a handmade box containing three very special chocolates.

  • 70% Dark Chocolate Truffle – featuring a special blend of chocolate made with South American, Pacific and African cocoa beans. The richly flavoured truffle centre has been hand rolled in layers of 70% Dark Chocolate and decorated with shimmering gold fleck.
  • Antique Tawny Fig Liqueur – plump Australia dried figs are steeped in Yalumba Antique Tawny for two weeks. The fruit is then dipped into a tawny infused fondant, enrobed in two layers of milk chocolate and hand decorated before being carefully cellared prior to release.
  • Stout Ganache - a rich, dark chocolate ganache centre is flavoured with Coopers' award winning Stout. A top layer of smooth malt frappe completes the centre which is enrobed in premium dark chocolate and decorated with bronze pearls.

The distinctive box, made by Adelaide company Box Biz, features a large ornate 'C' that incorporates cocoa pods, grape vines and hops, an illustrative representation of the three businesses.

"We thought it was fitting to launch this special project during our centenary year a milestone we now share with both companies, the new truffle is in fact also our Centenary chocolate and this is its first release" said Haigh's Chocolates Chief Executive Officer Alister Haigh.

"The three chocolates were developed over a twelve month time period with our product development team working in close collaboration with key people from Coopers and Yalumba with one of the final chocolates also featuring figs from Adelaide Hills producer Willabrand and the box being made in Woodville North at Box Biz. It is a true South Australian product!"

Melanie Cooper, Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs said "Coopers are incredibly proud to be a part of such a unique collaboration alongside two iconic Australian family owned businesses like Haigh's and Yalumba. The result has been a true reflection of passion, dedication and commitment to quality, something all three companies undoubtedly value within their respective businesses".

Robert Hill-Smith, Proprietor said about the collaboration "It has been our pleasure to join together with Haigh's and Coopers to celebrate the Haigh family's centenary and the pleasure is even greater knowing that our families have been friends for many generations. We are proud of all that we have achieved in our 166 years of family winemaking and we continue to look at new ways to collaborate with those around us. Combined, there is more than 400 years of history, hard work and success at Yalumba, Haigh's and Coopers - something of which we should all be extremely proud."

The Collaboration will be available to purchase from Tuesday 18th August at Haigh's Chocolates in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne and online www.haighschocolates.com.


  • Adelaide (SA)

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