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Koko Black x Black Star Pastry 2022


Koko Black and Black Star Pastry bow down to mother nature with World Chocolate Day creation.




Koko Black x Black Star Pastry Collaboration

Koko Black and Black Star Pastry join forces once again in light of World Chocolate Day to create a spectacular feat of cocoa goodness – the almighty Theobroma: Food of the Gods.
This seven-layered cake takes you on an exploration of the cocoa fruit to surprise and delight with an unexpectedly rich and fruity aroma.

The Composition of Theobroma: Food of the Gods

Theobroma is a creation made up of a cacao shortbread base, caramelised puffed buckwheat and quinoa crunch,
chocolate mousse, light cacao sponge and cacao fruit juice cremeux.
Drawing further inspiration from nature, the World Chocolate Day cake is garnished with leaves and twigs handcrafted from chocolate,
cacao fruit compote and caramelised cacao nibs to replicate the home of the cocoa bean.


Black Star Pastry x Koko Black


The Creation of Theobroma

Koko Black Head Chocolatier Remco Brigou said, “World Chocolate Day is a particularly special day for
me where the product I have devoted my entire career to is thrust into the spotlight.
At Koko Black, we prioritise collaborating with brands that possess the same values as us,
which sparked a true partnership with Black Star Pastry where Arnaud and I spent six months months brainstorming,
conducting nine different cake trials with countless hours spent in the kitchen to deliver the most glorious celebration of the cocoa bean.
Over the past few years of the annual collaboration, the bond and trust Arnaud and I have built has resulted in us producing our favourite creation to date,” he concludes.

Black Star Head Pastry Chef Arnaud Vodounou said, “I want this creation to show people that chocolate is so much more than the milky,
bittersweet flavours that everyone knows. Theobroma heroes the often forgotten fruity and acidic flavours of
the cocoa bean and draws inspiration from the origins of chocolate by using natural
ingredients in their most raw form. I still remember the first time I tried Koko Black’s chocolate and instantly fell in love with it for its
home grown ingredients, precise handiwork and ability to transcend the tasting experience to something of an art.
I adore working with Remco on such a stimulating and collaborative project where we leant on each other’s skills to produce something extraordinary,” he concludes.

Where to Buy Theobroma?

Celebrate World Chocolate Day in Australia, Thursday 7 July, with the Theobroma: Food of the Gods cake,
available at select
Koko Black and Black Star Pastry venues across Melbourne and Sydney.

Single-serve $15 

Whole cake (serves 4) $55 only available at Black Star Pastry


The Koko Black X Black Star Pastry cake will be available from the following locations until sold out:


New South Wales

Koko Black Royal Arcade

Koko Black The Strand

Koko Black Chadstone

Black Star Pastry Newtown

Koko Black Como

Black Star Pastry Moore Park

Koko Black Doncaster

 Black Star Pastry Rosebery

Koko Black Highpoint

Black Star Pastry CBD 

Koko Black Town Hall

Koko Black The Glen

Black Star Pastry Chadstone


Send your taste buds ablaze with the limited-edition, one day only Koko Black X Black Star Pastry Theobroma cake and celebrate World Chocolate Day in style now.