Food that makes you go Easter-ical!

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Food that makes you go Easter-ical!

We can’t stop thinking about all the chocolate that is coming over Easter! Soon it will be egg hunt time…. who is counting down the sleeps?


We took a few under 12’s on a tour to help fill up our Easter bag. First stop was in the Drakensberg region of kwaZulu-Natal.



Chocolate Memories, found in the Champagne Valley of the Central Drakensberg, covers your need to eat, drink and breath chocolate! The whole experience occurs each day, at the Cedarwood Village Centre, where rather excited chocoholic’s gather to sample Drakensberg Chocolate Memories’ artisanal chocolate. And how lekker, they thought of everyone, Diabetic Friendly happiness along with Vegan Dark chocolate options can be found here too.

Goodness gracious, who can resist creamy buttery, good old fashioned squares of fudge? The word diet does NOT exist when faced with the opportunity to sample different flavoured fudge. What a win that we have the home of Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge on the N3 Gateway, located in the leafy village of Hilton, kwaZulu-Natal. As you drive towards the factory, where all the fudgy magic happens, delicious wafts play with your senses calling you to enter through Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge shop doors. But, be warned you will be quite willing to enter, with fudge covered pop corn, fudge sauce, various flavours of fudge from the exotic to the humble original, the store is a delight!


Chocolate Heaven, the name says it all! And once you enter one of the shops along the Midlands Meander you will understand why, chocolate everywhere, from hot chocolate, truffles, bon bons, slabs to more heavenly delights! Plus the Dippingz Experience is smack on what every family should bravely. Pre-school teachers call it “Messy Play”, and all who have experienced it are wild about it! Plus the learning benefits are huge and why not, with the food we all love!


With the worker bees busy at work every day, we had to pay tribute to our little winged friends, who power on every day of the week producing that naturally sweet wonder called honey. Slip a couple of variations of brittle into the choco-fudge Easter Bag and you have a complete range of ‘sweet’. In the Central Drakensberg HED Honey Products produce Peanut, Sesame and Cashew Brittle which certainly had the kids crunching for more. Heading into Howick we found Peacan, Macadamia and Barley Flavoured Brittles at Peels Honey, including exotic labels of honey, namely Orange Blossom and Avocado Honey. We also loved the Peels Honey packaging, super fun graphics!


Should you be heading out to any of the above destinations for your sweet tooth fix this Easter, keep us salivating by tagging us @n3gatway.

Lori Voss

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