Choc frenzy hits home

The Observer - - NEWS -

OP­POR­TU­NITY was knock­ing when cre­ative sweet tooth Brooke Brown from Blend cafe no­ticed the craze sur­round­ing Cad­bury’s new caramel choco­late.

When the treat was re­called yes­ter­day, Ms Brown checked and was re­lieved to see her choco­lates were all in the safe date range.

In an at­tempt to make the white and caramel choco­late com­bi­na­tion even more in­dul­gent, she’s used it in a cheese­cake on sale at the Tan­num Sands cafe.

Blend cafe co-owner Holly Fer­ris said since Mon­day they had baked and sold five cheese­cakes.

“The choco­late is beau­ti­ful and ev­ery­one has been en­joy­ing eat­ing it in cheese­cake form, it makes it even bet­ter,” she said.

Hansen Food­works Clin­ton man­ager Pia Hansen said the shop sold 30 blocks in three hours on Valen­tine’s Day.

Af­ter post­ing that the store had its first two boxes, cus­tomers were call­ing to have one put aside to avoid miss­ing out.

While Ms Hansen hasn’t tried it, she has pur­chased a block for her sweet-toothed hus­band who will re­turn from work at Weipa next week.

Glad­stone res­i­dents were quick to snap up ev­ery block pos­si­ble since the start of the month.

Cad­bury has re­called blocks with best be­fore dates of Jan­u­ary 17 and 21, 2019, which could con­tain food-grade plas­tic.

PHOTO: HOLLY FER­RIS

CAKE DE­LIGHT: Blend bar­rista Brooke Brown's Cad­bury caramel choco­late cheese­cake has been a sell out this week.

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