01 Feb Great Ocean Road Ice-Cream Festival
The Surf Coast’s Summer Ice-Cream Festival 8–19 February 2017
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie – 1200 Great Ocean Road, BELLBRAE
“I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice-cream…”
Entry is free from 9am–5pm every day to taste test 144 artisan flavours, created by the Surf Coast’s world-acclaimed chocolatiers. Not all at once, of course. This festival runs for 12 days, so there’s plenty of time – and 12 new flavours are created each and every day.
Prebook online for a 40-minute hosted tasting of 12 discrete, delectable flavours in the Chocolaterie’s private tasting room. Tickets for this ice-cream extravaganza interaction are $18pp.
Arrive for breakfast. Stay for lunch. Or just coffee, cake and a sundae? No chance – as the Great Ocean Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery offer free chocolate tastings, too.
And just in case you’re thinking ice-cream is not really the coolest, check out the benefits…
King Malleta of Nextshark – in her article titled Japanese Study Reveals Eating Ice-Cream for Breakfast Will Make You Smarter – reviews the clinical trials of Yoshiko Koga of Tokyo’s Kyorin University.
Koga links eating ice-cream in the morning to positive effects on the brain’s performance. Koga – an expert in psychophysiology – concentrated on the potential stress-relieving and anti-aging capabilities of this food choice.
Koga partnered with a large Japanese confectionery company as part of his experiment. Of the group of participants who ate ice-cream immediately upon rising and shining of a morning, Koga deduced that…
“Subjects’ brains exhibited an increase in high-frequency alpha waves, which are connected to enhanced alertness and reduced mental irritation.”
Yep, I’ll believe anything when the health benefits of ice-cream and chocolate are extolled in the same sentence.
If you’d like to know more, check My Surf Coast Life’s blog post – Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.
To prebook hosted tastings –