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Best of Canberra – Local handmade sweets

By Alexandra Craig - 15 September 2015 11

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I’m covering the Best of Canberra series for a few weeks, filling in for Bec Cuzzillo who is taking a few weeks off.

I know that it’s spring and we should probably be picking up a lettuce and hitting the gym but I have a bit of a sweet tooth. That’s why I’m putting the call out for the best locally handmade sweets.

Whether this is a favourite fudge or slice that you buy from your local markets, or a Canberra-based (or Canberra region) speciality store – I want to know about it! The key is that the product is strictly handmade and not mass produced.

I know that this is a pretty broad category not sticking to any one product but I think this is a good thing – Canberra has some amazing handmade produce and this is a sure way to get the word out so we can all enjoy maximum deliciousness.

What’s Your opinion?


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Best of Canberra – Local handmade sweets
nicnacvb 8:37 am 17 Sep 15

My vote goes to Dream Cuisine’s macarons. The salted caramel is to die for. I love seeing people eat their first one. The facial expressions are priceless.

And another vote to Frugii. Everything that guy does is delicious.

Ezy 5:39 pm 16 Sep 15

My treats votes are the Stroopwafel from Barrio, Italian Donuts from Italian Continental Bakery, Baklava from Yarralumla Halal Pide House.

I would give a minus to the donuts from Chasing Mr Morris – they have always been really dry when I have indulged.

beckyandboo 3:45 pm 16 Sep 15

Oh, oh, oh, I also nominate the donuts from Chasing Mr. Morris and Nookie!

beckyandboo 3:41 pm 16 Sep 15

Genie said :

I’m obsessed with Frugii’s sweet food and ice creams so John definitely gets my vote there.

The Filipino sweets from Waterhouse Bakers at the Westside Acton Park markets every Sunday. (You have to get in early, they sell out quickly)

Frugii and Waterhouse Bakers are great. Highly recommend putting in a pre-order for Waterhouse!

#1 sweet treat would have to be a cinnabon (cinnamon scroll) from Sweet Bones. So very good.

zllauh 11:42 am 16 Sep 15

i have tasted paleo perfection before and really like it .

Alexandra Craig 3:29 pm 15 Sep 15

Dame Canberra said :

My vote goes to Little Monster Chocolate, specifically the toasted coconut chocolate bar. Homemade by a man in Greenway: https://www.facebook.com/LittleMonsterChocolate

This chocolate will change your life. I don’t think it’s available at any markets, but they sell it at a bunch of places like Harry Hartog’s, Wheat and Oats and the Australian War Memorial gift shop.

I have seen these before! I am secretly hoping it gets more votes so I have an excuse to gorge myself…

Milly Withers said :

Paleo Perfection on the Foreshore makes its own paleo chocolates from scratch. They’re different to regular chocolates as they use paleo-friendly sweeteners and a tonne of coconut oil (I think), but they’re seriously good.

I’ve had these once before – you’re right on the coconut oil. Coconut oil melts so easily and I remember these chocolates melting the second I touched them. They tasted pretty good though!

KHorvath 1:23 pm 15 Sep 15

+1 for the Enigma Chocolates guy (I found him at the Old Bus Depot markets).

Genie 1:09 pm 15 Sep 15

I’m obsessed with Frugii’s sweet food and ice creams so John definitely gets my vote there.

A few other random Canberra made treats I love and are a must try:

Coconut and Black Rice treat at the EPIC Farmer’s Market on a Saturday
The Pilipino sweets from Waterhouse Bakers at the Westside Acton Park markets every Sunday. (You have to get in early, they sell out quickly)

Milly Withers 11:12 am 15 Sep 15

Paleo Perfection on the Foreshore makes its own paleo chocolates from scratch. They’re different to regular chocolates as they use paleo-friendly sweeteners and a tonne of coconut oil (I think), but they’re seriously good.

KT67 11:08 am 15 Sep 15

This guy makes fantastic chocolates https://www.facebook.com/enigma.chocolates. Some of the best I have had anywhere in the world.

Dame Canberra 9:48 am 15 Sep 15

My vote goes to Little Monster Chocolate, specifically the toasted coconut chocolate bar. Homemade by a man in Greenway: https://www.facebook.com/LittleMonsterChocolate

This chocolate will change your life. I don’t think it’s available at any markets, but they sell it at a bunch of places like Harry Hartog’s, Wheat and Oats and the Australian War Memorial gift shop.

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