#33 – Visit Phillip Island

by Elizabeth on September 13, 2010 · 4 comments

in 101 in 1001, Melbourne

Part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days project

Yesterday Tim and I jumped in our little car and drove to Phillip Island, which is a couple of hours South of Melbourne.

Our hearts sank a little when we began seeing signs for a V8 Supercar event on the island (which is also home to a Grand Prix track) but somehow managed to avoid the crowds completely.

Instead, we found Panny’s Chocolate Factory! Naturally, there was a chocolate fountain (but sadly no oompa-loompas).

We did a tour of the factory, which is set up with a bunch of cool little interactive displays (and lots of free chocolate!). My favourite part was the “Amazing Chocolate Machine” which lets you choose some flavour combinations and then spits out your selection at the other end. I attempted to video my selection and did a terrible job, but fortunately somebody else on YouTube did a better job than I!

In case you were wondering, the first square of Vegemite chocolate was pretty good. Weird, but good. But all of a sudden the chocolate to Vegemite ratio became overwhelming and I decided that Tim should take over.

He made a weird strawberry/wasabi combo that was just as bad, but I’m glad we tried it!

A chocolate Statue of David…

… a chocolate mural of Dame Edna Everage

… and a model railway city made entirely of chocolate!

Finally, we found a machine that lets you design your own chocolate work of art (and then eat it!). Tim made me a Helvetica capital “E”.

I promise that we also did plenty of non-chocolate related stuff in Phillip Island, but this sugar haze is making it difficult to remember the details…

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura September 13, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Do the chocolate towns/portraits/statues of David go mouldy??

Props to Tim for the use of Helvetica 😉


Fiona September 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm

I need vegemite chocolate


teddi September 14, 2010 at 2:17 am

did the david statue really have that colored leaf made of chocolate? i mean nothing like all brown chocolate then a dash of green as a focal point saying look at me! he-he


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