Anvers Chocolate Factory at Latrobe in Tasmania’s North-West is a chocolate lovers’ heaven. Hand-made chocolate truffles, chocolate oranges, fudge and pralines, using fresh Tasmanian cream and butter, single origin chocolate, fruits, nuts and liqueurs. Igor Van Gerwen, owner and head chocolatier, acquired his know-how from his birthplace of Belgium. Samples are available to tempt you in the Tasting centre and shop. The Anvers Chocolate Factory and Cafe is located in the property known as Wyndarra Lodge, a stylish house (c.1931) set in 2.5 hectares of mature tree gardens.
Anvers has viewing windows so you can see the factory in action; confectionery staff tempering, moulding and enrobing fine chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudge and more. There is a small museum on the history of chocolate, and a café with open fire place and stained glass windows specialising in chocolates, hot cocoa in many flavours, chocolate desserts and…more chocolate. Belgian style breakfast, hearty Tasmanian lunches are served as well as morning and afternoon teas.