It all goes back to years ago when I lived in Paddington, and became very good at finding any excuse to pop into Hot Chocolate for a coffee and a few chocolates. Fairly soon I was addicted, and there was no turning back. It's all been downhill from there, and now I head to Bittersweet for my regular chocolate fix. I'm certainly no chocolate guru, but for my money they are the best hand made chocolates you can find in Brisbane.
So I was sad to find out last week that Bittersweet is closing this Saturday, 1 December 2012:
During our four years at the Barracks, our team has faced several challenges, particularly the sad passing of our founder Ann Atkinson from pancreatic cancer in March 2010. Our fantastic team who have worked with us through some very difficult times have helped us immeasurably in keeping Bittersweet trading. However, juggling the demands of a young family with a 7 day retail business has resulted in our decision to close.
Whilst we have made the decision to put Bittersweet on hiatus for now, our love for handcrafted chocolate and the unique recipes that our family has created over the last 30 years will surely mean that we will be drawn back into the chocolate business at some stage in the future. At this time however, our family needs to be our primary focus..
If you have never tried the chocolates from Bittersweet, you've only got 5 days left! Forget about your fantales, ferrero rochers and freddo frogs - put your hard earned money towards a dozen chocolates from Bittersweet and you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner. And if you can't decide what to buy, start with a few of my favourites - macadamia caramel, champagne truffle, salted caramel or the white chocolate macadamia cluster (I'm currently in the process of turning my wine fridge into a Bittersweet chocolate fridge, so there may not be any of those ones left).
I'm sure that I won't be the only person in Brisbane that misses these amazing chocolates, and best wishes to Melissa, her family and her team of chocolatiers - hope we see your chocolates again soon!
BittersweetThe Barracks (next to Coles)
61 Petrie Terrace
Brisbane QLD 4000
P - 07 3367 3323
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W - http://www.bittersweetchocolate.com.au/index.html