Ernest Hillier Chocolates

Ernest Hillier Chocolates is an Australian chocolatier. Founded in 1914, it is Australia's first chocolate manufacturer, and the oldest privately-owned chocolatier still in operation. As Australia’s first chocolate maker, Ernest Hillier changed us from a colonial backwater, grateful for the scraps of Europe and the US, into a producer of our own quality chocolate, launching a chocolate culture that continues to this day. But it was only once people tasted Ernest Hillier’s chocolates, that Australia’s love affair with chocolate really began. 

Ernest Hillier Chocolates

A century of delectable chocolate
When Ernest Hillier began making chocolate in Australia in 1914, he started a love affair that continues today.

Ernest Hillier Chocolates is Australia’s first and oldest chocolatier. More than a century ago, Ernest Hillier introduced Australia to the finest couverture chocolate. His delicious creations used the finest ingredients, brought new taste sensations, and looked beautiful. The signature red Hillier boxes became an icon of good taste. 

Producing premium couverture chocolates is a tradition at Ernest Hillier Chocolates. Today’s dedicated team of chocolatiers follow in Ernest’s footsteps, creating unique chocolates with the same passion and respect and using the finest ingredients.

The Hillier reputation for quality continues.

Ernest Hillier Chocolates continues to lead the way, with a dedicated team of chocolatiers constantly refining the art of chocolate making, introducing new taste sensations to chocolate lovers, and proudly crafting premium chocolates worthy of the Hillier name. 

Ernest described chocolate as ‘God’s gift to taste’ and when he couldn’t find the perfect chocolate, he created it himself. His chocolates are a gift to us.


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