The Chocolate Den
The Chocolate Den was established in the early 1980s, as one of the first-ever stores in Joburg to specialise in chocolate moulds and moulding chocolate. Shortly after the business first found its feet, owner and creator, Felicity Phillips opened her store in Glendower, Edenvale. The store still stands today, just a few metres from the N3 Linksfield Road off-ramp.
The Chocolate Den is a chocolate lover’s paradise – offering everything from edible decorations and cake toppers, to intricate isomalt moulds for seasoned chocolatiers. Through hard work and quality products, they have become the largest chocolate mould supplier in South Africa.
Stock Up On Chocolate Kits Today!!!
In light of the national lockdown, which begins as of midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020, The Chocolate Den will be going virtual! While many of us deem chocolate to be an essential item, The Chocolate Den must comply with government restrictions on non-essential businesses during this period. However, they know how much Easter means to you and your family. Pop by before the lockdown begins to get your hands on their Easter chocolate moulds and kits. Don’t leave it too late!
Whether you are a newbie to chocolate moulding or an old hat whizz, The Chocolate Den have exactly what you need to whip up a horde of chocolate Easter bunnies for the kids. This comes at a perfect time too, as you won’t need to make risky trips to the supermarket to hunt for overpriced chocolate marshmallow eggs. With The Chocolate Den’s Easter kits, you can custom make your children’s chocolate treats to perfection. So, don’t let the COVID-19 virus get you down. Put on your bunny suits and hop around the garden, because you are officially the new Easter Bunny!
Shopping For Chocolate Goodies
True to their customer-friendly service, The Chocolate Den have their own online shopping platform. So, if you just don’t have the time to pop out to the store before the lockown begins, register on their website and get shopping.
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate
The Chocolate Den stock only the finest baking chocolate. From 70% Belgian dark chocolate chips, to truffle shells and coloured chocolate discs, they have it all. Check out their range of baking chocolate options here.
What sets The Chocolate Den apart from other baking supply stores is their chocolate and cake decorating materials. They have all the goodies you could ever need to transform your bakes from mediocre to outstanding. We are particularly fond of their SugarVeil mats, which allow you to pipe the most intricate buttercream icing designs and lace work for cakes or fancy Easter biscuits. Get yours here.
The Chocolate Den aren’t only all about chocolate. They also stock all the ingredients you could need to whip up delicious Easter puddings and cakes for the whole family. Blanched almonds, roasted hazelnuts and ground coconut are just a few of the must-have ingredients available at their online store. However, if you are in need of a little extra chocolate flavour, be sure to pick up their Belgian cocoa powder. Yummy!
Online Lockdown Classes
The Chocolate Den have been running baking and cake decorating classes since they first opened almost 40 years ago. They now have their own dedicated class space, The Kitchen Venue – located on the same property as the store. The Kitchen Venue hosts regular classes, ranging from sugar work to fondant flowers and figurines.
Over Easter time, The Chocolate Den and Kitchen Venue would usually host chocolate moulding classes for both adults and kids. However, seeing as Easter will be a little different this year, as we celebrate under lockdown, they are taking their most popular classes online. There will be five online classes that you can join from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 – Chocolate Emojis (R175)
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 – Cake Pops (R160)
Sunday, 5 April 2020 – The Online Easter Egg Challenge (Free)
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 – Unicorn and Mermaid Cupcakes (220)
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 – Chocolate Truffles (R100)
Follow The Chocolate Den on Facebook to learn more about their upcoming online classes and to book your spot.
For More Information
For more information about The Chocolate Den, click here.
Alternatively, contact them on (+27) 11 453 8160 or via email at [email protected]