- Publish Date
- Thursday, 20 October 2016, 9:40AM
In their first collaboration since their frenzy-inducing chocolate milk, Lewis Road Creamery and Whittaker's have joined forces again to launch a new culinary innovation: chocolate butter.
According to the team at Lewis Road Creamery, the decadent chocolate spread is the first of its kind to hit supermarket shelves.
Made from Lewis Road butter and Whittaker's 72 per cent dark ghana chocolate, Lewis Road founder Peter Cullinane says the idea for a chocolate butter emerged over an afternoon tea of French pastries at the Lewis Road kitchen table.
"The French, who know a thing or two about butter, chocolate and pastries, have always had a soft spot for pain au chocolat and it got us thinking: 'What if we combined the world's best butter and best chocolate in an easy-to-spread blend that would be good with almost anything?'
"Right away we were off to the patisserie for more croissants and it was out with the blender to mix up the very first batch of chocolate and butter. As soon as we tasted it we knew we were onto something special."
Just in time for Labour Weekend brunches, the butter is recommended for spreading on toast, croissants, pancakes, waffles and crumpets.
But beyond slathering it on your pastries, Dearth has some more adventurous suggestions:
"Chocolate really lends itself to savoury pairings," he says.
"You could use it with duck, or maybe some sticky ribs, for example... don't be afraid."
At $8.99 for a 200g gold pottle #ChocolateButter is available nationwide from today, in specialty food stores and most major supermarkets.