Halloween’s just around the corner, and while it isn’t as much of a big deal here in Australia as it is in other parts of the world, we thought it was excellent time to recognise the weird and wonderful sweet treats of Adelaide (and devour a few in the process).
No tricks here, all treats. Here’s a few of our favourite indulgent desserts in celebration of Halloween and treating yourself to the good stuff.
For supersized foods designed for Instagramming, sharing with friends or filling very hungry bellies, add Chuck Wagon 175 to your foodie bucket list.
While mega shakes and giant burgers might catch your eye, we recommend heading straight for the Apocalypse dessert fries. This delicious dish boasts crispy shoestring fries dusted with icing sugar, toasted raspberry and vanilla marshmallows and sweet vanilla ice cream. But that’s not all; it’s also topped with house made Nutella sauce and Maraschino cherries – delish!
Macaron Flower Pot
Macaron’s are great, but do you know what’s even better? Macaron flower pots. The Aviary Dessert Kitchen in Adelaide says this is their signature creation, and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
You can select any macaron flavour you’d like and it will be ‘planted’ in the pot like a single flower growing in a garden bed. Your flower pot will be filled with rich Belgian chocolate mud cake, chocolate mousse, chocolate soil and pistachios.
Salted Caramel Waffle Shake
Take your milkshake game to the next level when you visit St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert. Not only will you find classic shake flavours but you’ll also be rewarded for your visit with extravagant toppings. Our top pick you ask? The salted caramel waffle shake. This delicious salted caramel milkshake is topped with a warm Belgian waffle, dulce de leche and sweet and salty popcorn to finish.
Nutella fiends, this one’s for you. Head on over to Norwood just a few kilometres east of the city and pay Milkaholic Dessert and Breakfast Bar a visit for your morning pick-me-up.
The Nutella cronut is a warm and crispy fusion between the croissant and donut. This perfect pastry dish is served with a warm Nutella drizzle and vanilla ice cream if you’re feeling particularly indulgent.
For one final stop on the Nutella train visit Boulangerie 113, found in the suburb of Goodwood, Adelaide. This French-style bakery makes a mean pastry, but the sweet of choice here is the ‘Bronut’. A tad different to the aforementioned cronut, the humble Boulangerie Bronut is a brown chocolate donut filled with plenty of gooey Nutella.
It’s a sticky mess to eat at best but the taste makes it all worthwhile. If there ever was a time to treat yourself, this is it.’