A life without chocolate is unimaginable. Luckily in Christchurch you don't have to go far to get your chocolate fix. Here's our top picks for chocolate treats in the CBD.
Fancy a shot of chocolate on your gelato? For an extra dollar, enjoy chocolate sauce straight out of the chocolate fountain - death by chocolate guaranteed! Another sweet treat is "Gerry Brownie", a gooey chocolate brownie filled with caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
The dessert menu at Strawberry Fare has everything for the chocolate lover. Favourites include "Devils Dream" with white and dark chocolate mousse or "The Ultimate Chocolate Dessert", a little bit of everything for those who are prone to food envy.
Need a gift or a pick me up? Ballantynes stocks a wide range of chocolate brands from all over the world. Our tip: the award-winning chocolate from Hoghart, a company based in Nelson. "Acul du Nord" is Fairtrade dark chocolate made from cocoa beans from Haiti. If you love dark chocolate, then this one is for you!
A Christchurch institution with cabinets packed full of sweet treats. A highlight on the drinks menu is the hot chocolate cones - chocolate lined waffle cones filled with warm chocolate milk and chocolate coated mega-marshmallows. C1 Espresso is at the forefront of new creations, keep an eye out on their Facebook page.