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For all your confectionery fix, Blackebys Old Sweet Shop in Rundle Mall is the place to be. Be it traditional Aussie sweets or any other candy from across the globe, they have it all covered. This huge paradise for sweet and chocolate lovers will tempt you with their arrays of hard boiled sweets, fudge, gums, toffees and mints. Definitely a must visit for kids of all ages!
In 1915 Alfred Haigh established a confectionery business at this location. Three subsequent generations have proudly continued the Haigh tradition of fine chocolate making. This original store retains all the charm of the Edwardian era. Friendly staff members, dressed in elegant coffee-colored uniforms, are happy to help you select from their extensive range of exquisite chocolates. From passion fruit cream to sparkling Shiraz truffle, these are chocolates for the connoisseur. Ask about guided tours and tastings at the Parkside factory.
This nationwide store is the offspring of the quarterly journal, Australian Geographic, which was established in 1986 by famous Australian adventurer and business entrepreneur, Dick Smith. Step into this softly lit oasis and allow your stresses to be soothed away with relaxing music and bird sounds, punctuated intermittently by a croaking frog. Choose from the wide variety of unique, good quality home-ware, toys, books, clothes gadgets and outdoor equipment. Mail Order and online purchasing also available.
Featuring a great range of gourmet cheese and a fantastic selection of other gourmet produce, Say Cheese will surely make you smile. Imported balsamic vinegars, South Australian yabbie and dill pate, Maggie Beer's quince paste, King Island Black Label Brie and freshly baked baguettes sit beside free-range eggs and yogurt from Kangaroo Island. Cheese tastings are always on offer. Stop and chat with a member of the staff, they are all very helpful and well informed. The best of Australia's gourmet produce is beautifully presented, making your choice a difficult one.
Fireflies Any Wonder is a cute shop at the Adelaide Central Plaza where one might find a range of interesting things that are ideal gifts for loved ones. There are lampshades, jewelry, candles, bags and home decor items that make memorable gifts. Browse through the artifacts and you are certain to find something that catches your eye.
The Haigh's Chocolates (Visitor Centre) is your one-stop destination if you wish to enter the world of one of the most delectable chocolates in the country. Established by Alfred Haigh, the chocolate brand is one of the country's oldest and is prepared from high quality cocoa by expert professionals. At the Visitor Centre, one can avail a tour of the premises and understand the processes that leads to the manufacturing of the chocolate.
For a taste of the city's finest cheese and dairy products, head to Udder Delights. One of the biggest brand names in the industry, the products at this store are undoubtedly some of the best you will find in the city. With almost of its raw ingredients coming from local and known dairy farms, this company consistently dishes out fine quality products. Sample a number of handmade artisan cheese, before you make your choice and purchase one that best suits your palate.