Whether you are craving an indulgence while practising social distancing, or seeking inspiration for your Easter shopping, Lonely Planet’s Global Chocolate Tour may be just the sweet treat you need.

Recently published by Lonely Planet Food, Lonely Planet’s Global Chocolate Tour explores the world’s best experiences for chocolate lovers, and is the fourth instalment in Lonely Planet Food’s Global Tour series, following Global Beer Tour (2017), Global Coffee Tour (2018), and Global Distillery Tour (2019).

Australia is represented in the book by 11 chocolate businesses, many of which currently remain open for online shopping and/or takeaway, including Ms Peacock (Bowral, NSW), Haigh’s Chocolates (Parkside, SA), The Menz Fruchocs Shop (Hahndorf, South Australia), Hunted + Gathered (Melbourne), Koko Black (Melbourne), Mörk Chocolate Brew House (North Melbourne), Yarra Valley Cholaterie & Ice Creamery (Yarra Glen, Vic), and Temper Temper (Margaret River, WA).

Lonely Planet’s Global Chocolate Tour spans six continents and includes favourites from Lonely Planet writers across the world, including media spokesperson Chris Zeiher who hopes the book’s delicious content will inspire armchair travellers to support local chocolatiers during these challenging times. “With Easter approaching, I’d encourage Australians to rally behind the local businesses featured in Lonely Planet’s Global Chocolate Tour and order up some treats via their online shops,” Zeiher says.

“We’ve always endeavoured at Lonely Planet to profile impressive small and medium-sized businesses who are best in class at what they do — and these operations now need our help to ensure their continued existence.” Lonely Planet’s Global Chocolate Tour is now available online from the Lonely Planet e-shop or can be found in a bookstore near you.

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