Aussie cafe serves chocolate on steroids

Posted on June 30th, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet in Food

If you’ve ever thought, “Gee, chocolate bars would be great if they weren’t cluttered up with nuts and caramel,” then Max Brenner’s is the place for you. The Australian chain of chocolate cafes (which also has shops in New York, Philadelphia and several other non-Aussie places) has the genius to serve chocolate in its most unadorned form: the suckao.

The suckao costs $6.50 Australian and it’s worth every penny. Basically, it’s a mug of milk kept warm over a small candle, served with a small dish of high-grade chocolate chips. Stir the chocolate into the milk. Wait for it to melt into a gooey mess reminiscent of the icing you used to lick out of grandma’s cake bowl. Inhale through the small metal straw, which doubles as a spoon. Repeat until your head explodes.

Feeling guilty about all that sugar and fat? You could always finish your meal with strawberries dipped in, well, chocolate.

FacingTheStreet takes no responsibility for your ensuing dental bills or sugar crash. Just enjoy the fun while it lasts.

P.S.: If you like reading about food around the world, check out the links posted each week at WanderFood Wednesday!

Disclosure: I travelled to Australia as a guest of Tourism Australia.

4 Comments on “Aussie cafe serves chocolate on steroids”

  1. christina

    Oh My! I love, love, love chocolate. This would be worth the "million" hour trip to Australia.

  2. Laura Byrne Paquet

    Glad you enjoyed the post about chocolate in Australia, Christina! I'm not sure where you are, but the chocolate place does have outlets in other countries, too, including two in the U.S. Maybe you wouldn't have to take a million-hour flight!

  3. wizardofwords

    Great post, Laura. And I had the pleasure of trying Max's chocolates as my friend just ret'd from Israel and they are big there. I believe they originated there.

    And Christina, if you love chocolate … you will love my book. Watch for Chocolatour: A Girlfriends' Guide to Chocolate" next year.

  4. Laura Byrne Paquet

    Belated thanks for the kind compliment, Doreen!

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