The Choc Pot expanded into the Sydney CBD mid-2016. It’s much more convenient than Burwood, but we didn’t jump at the opportunity to visit as we’d avoided anything too heavy for dessert for much of 2016. It had always been quiet when we walked past it to Chanoma opposite it.
In the mood for carbs, I try the S’more Nuts ($14.00), a ‘homemade crunchy waffle with TCP’s nutty butter and melted Belgian chocolate, topped with roasted hazelnuts and toasted homemade marshmallows.
I was hoping for something along the lines of their Super Terrific Happy Time, but alas, these waffles tasted like peanut butter on warmed bread. I don’t know if it’s the location but these just weren’t up to scratch. The waffles were crunchy only in a few corners. Perhaps the peanut butter flavour comes from the ‘nutty butter’ used to make them, but there was no trace of roasted hazelnuts and the marshmallows weren’t fluffy. Strangely enough, the marshmallows could be cut cleanly with a dry knife and everyone knows marshmallows are sticky!
T tries The Secret Garden ($12.00). It’s a mousse consisting of ‘a rich Callebaut dark chocolate layer and a light and fluffy Callebaut white chocolate layer with crispy surprises’. T enjoyed the smooth mousse but found it too rich by the second half even with the freshness from the strawberry.
To go with my waffles is this Turkish Delight Black Tea ($5.00), a black tea flavoured with rose and chocolate. It’s still the perfect tea for pairing with rich desserts.
T pairs his mousse with a White Peach Black Tea ($5.00). The tea has bright notes of white peach, which is impressive for the delicate flavour of white peach and the bold richness of black tea, that comes through in the smell and taste of the tea. The natural sweetness of black tea pairs well with the white peach, although it’s best to drink this tea quickly as the bitterness develops as the specks of loose leaf that escaped the infuser continue to steep in the pot despite removing the infuser.
There are new frozen drinks on the menu and never one to pass up pear flavoured foods, N tries the Raspberry & Pear. While the drink looks the part of raspberry and pear, the unfortunate addition of mint meant that any hint of those flavours was drowned out. Indeed, there was only the slightest hint of raspberry at the end of each sip, and raspberry is usually a flavour that comes through strongly, although pear doesn’t so much.
The Choc Pot is at Regent Place, 501 George St, Sydney NSW 2000.