Pastry chefs reinvent the classic lamington with VERY fancy treats

Celebrity pastry chefs reinvent the iconic lamington with VERY indulgent new flavours – including ‘caramelised coconut’ and ‘triple choc ganache’

  • Australia’s Koko Black have teamed up with overseas brand Tokyo Lamington 
  • The brands will soon release a trio of new lamingtons in Sydney and Melbourne
  • The treats will be available on Tuesday July 7 from selected Koko Black cafes 
  • The lamingtons will be sold in packets of the three new flavours for $21 each  

Australia’s Koko Black is joining forces with Tokyo-based dessert business, Tokyo Lamington, to bring an exclusive first taste of the brand’s cult lamingtons to Sydney and Melbourne.

The three flavours set to arrive in the eastern states include caramelised coconut, Davidson Plum and Sao Thome and a triple chocolate lamington. 

The trio of new limited edition lamingtons will be available to purchase for $21 for one day only on Tuesday July 7 across selected Koko Black cafes.

The fancy treats are the end result made by Eddie Stewart, Tokyo Lamington co-founder, and Remco Brigou, Head Chocolatier and Product Innovation Manager at Koko Black.

One of Australia's most loved chocolate brands Koko Black is joining forces with Tokyo-based desserterie, Tokyo Lamington, to bring an exclusive first taste of the brand's cult lamingtons to Sydney and Melbourne

One of Australia’s most loved chocolate brands Koko Black is joining forces with Tokyo-based desserterie, Tokyo Lamington, to bring an exclusive first taste of the brand’s cult lamingtons to Sydney and Melbourne

The three flavours set to arrive in the eastern states include caramelised coconut, Davidson Plum and Sao Thome and a triple chocolate lamington

The three flavours set to arrive in the eastern states include caramelised coconut, Davidson Plum and Sao Thome and a triple chocolate lamington

Each flavour was inspired by hero Koko Black products and are reminiscent of the rich, unique flavours the brand is known for.

While all three flavours vary from one another, each have a thick chocolate layer in the centre for a unique take on the traditional lamington.

The collaboration between the two businesses will arrive in celebration of World Chocolate Day and only a limited number of lamingtons will be available to purchase at each store – so customers should get in quick.

Tokyo Lamington, which is currently only located in Singapore and Tokyo, was co-founded by Mr Stewart, who is also one of the pastry chefs behind Black Star Pastry’s famous Strawberry and Watermelon Cake, as well as a mastermind behind the ever popular cult brand, N2 Extreme Gelato. 

WHAT ARE THE NEW THREE LAMINGTON FLAVOURS? 

Caramelised Coconut Lamington

Celebrating a Koko Black classic, the Caramelised Coconut, this decadent lamington features almond and caramelised coconut cremeux coated in delicious white chocolate with a caramelised coconut finish

Davidson Plum and Sao Thome Lamington

This unique lamington delivers an exquisite sweet and sour flavour, combining Australia’s native, sour Davidson Plum, with Koko Black’s rich, fruity dark Sao Thome chocolate 

The Sao Thome ganache comes coated in white chocolate, mixed with Davidson Plum coated in coconut with Davidson Plum

Triple Choc Lamington

The ultimate chocolate indulgence this World Chocolate Day, the Triple Choc Lamington is 80% dark chocolate ganache coated in silky dark chocolate, finished off with crisp dark chocolate shavings 

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While all three flavours vary, each have a thick chocolate layer in the centre for a unique take on the traditional lamington

While all three flavours vary, each have a thick chocolate layer in the centre for a unique take on the traditional lamington

The trio of new limited edition lamingtons will be available to purchase for $21 for one day only on Tuesday July 7 across selected Koko Black cafes

The collaboration between the two businesses will arrive in celebration of World Chocolate Day and only a limited number of lamingtons will be available

The trio of new limited edition lamingtons will be available to purchase for $21 for one day only on Tuesday July 7 across selected Koko Black cafes

‘With COVID-19 pushing off our plans to open as early as we would have liked in Australia, Koko Black presented us with a really fantastic opportunity to partner with a like-minded brand to bring our product to our home market,’ Mr Stewart said.

‘It’s been a really exciting project and working with a master chocolatier like Remco Brigou, who demonstrates so much respect and sophistication when using native ingredients and creating new products has been incredible,’ he said.

‘It’s pushed our boundaries for Tokyo Lamington even further and we’re excited to see what the future holds for us here in Australia.’

Mr Brigou said: ‘The key for both Eddie and I when developing the lamington flavours was to reflect our joint passion for celebrating our brands’ Australian heritage in a contemporary way.’

The lamingtons are expected to sell out fast, so eager shoppers should act swiftly by visiting participating Koko Black cafes. 

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE NEW LAMINGTONS? 

SYDNEY

  • The Strand Arcade and Queen Victoria Building Koko Black stores 

MELBOURNE

  • Carlton 
  • Chadstone 
  • Como Centre (South Yarra) 
  • Doncaster
  • Highpoint Shopping Centre (Maribyrnong)
  • Town Hall
  • Royal Arcade
  • The Glen Shopping Centre (Glen Waverely) 

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