Welcome to Week 10 of my #Gauteng52 challenge, for which I will visit and blog about a new place in Gauteng Province every week for 52 straight weeks. This week I visit Chocoloza, a shop in Milpark selling handmade chocolates and chocolate drinks.
I’ve been writing a lot of long blog posts lately, so this is going to be a short one.
The Story of Chocoloza
There is a South African woman named Vicki, who used to have a 9-5 job before she decided to take a chocolate-making course while living in Belgium. Vicki moved back to South Africa and became a chocolatier. She opened Chocoloza in Milpark, at 44 Stanley. Chocoloza sells delicious, handmade Belgian chocolates and chocolate drinks, the likes of which I’ve never tasted before. Chocoloza is perfect. The end.
A tray of chocolate from Chocoloza. Top-left: An assortment of truffles. Bottom-left: Tea made with cocoa beans (lactose-free). Bottom-right: Hot milk. Top-right: Chocolate chips to stir into the milk, making the best hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted.
Okay, that’s not the end. Here are a few things I loved about my visit to Chocoloza:
- This is extremely high-end food but the shop isn’t pretentious. Vicki doesn’t call her chocolates “craft” or “bespoke” or “naked” or “raw” — they’re just chocolates that she makes and they are delicious.
- Chocoloza’s decor is simple, fun, and inviting. I liked looking into the chocolate-making area.
- It was really fun to make my own hot chocolate.
- Chocoloza’s chocolate isn’t overly sweet, with just the right amount of sugar.
- The chocolates and drinks are well priced considering how great they taste.
- Vicki is a super-nice, interesting person who is passionate about chocolate.
If you like chocolate (you’re weird if you don’t), Chocoloza is a slam dunk for your next coffee date. There’s nothing more I need to say. The end (for reals).
Chocoloza is at 44 Stanley Avenue in Milpark. Call +27-10-900-4892.