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Melburnians seem to have a chocolate craving that just won’t quit and lucky urban dwellers now have Xocolatl as well. The Vic Market provides its city base and the store’s handcrafted chocs are the ideal antidote to sheepskin rugs, mobile phone accessories and hordes of tourists. Renowned for a wide range of interesting and innovative flavours, each visit to Xocolatl sees the envelope pushed a little further with delightful results. But go early. When the fillings could include anything from balsamic strawberry to basil champagne, trying to cull your choices down to a dozen (or two) could take all afternoon. M. Padula