Chocolate is one of life’s guilty pleasures, so when two blokes who shared an obsession for all things sweet built a chocolate factory in Margaret River, it truly was a match made in heaven.
The tantalising aroma of freshly made chocolate wafts towards me as I enter the Margaret River Chocolate Company. I am literally surrounded by row upon row of glorious chocolate and in the corner of the factory, I glimpse some chocolaterie mastery at work. I move in that direction, but am distracted by three large bowls of chocolate heaven waiting to be devoured.
It is the toughest of choices – milk, white or dark chocolate. Feeling a trifle indulgent, I decide to try all three. It is in the name of research, after all.
This fascination with the bewitchingly tempting chocolate brought Martin and Patrick together nearly twenty years ago when they decided to start a ‘small’ chocolate enterprise in Margaret River.
They thought it would create a good sideline business, providing a part-time lifestyle in Perth and Margaret River.