A look behind the scenes at Mámor
Who we are
A Piece of Hanna in Every Bite!
Hungarian-born Dr Hanna Frederick is Australiasia's most innovative and passionate chocolatier, world famous for her ground breaking taste sensations and more-ish chocolate delights.
Hanna gained her skills in Australia and Hungary, before moving to New Zealand in 2003, giving up her career as a food chemist to make chocolate; learning to combine traditional tastes of Europe with those from Down Under.
Now Hanna delights in the creation of boutique artisan hand-made chocolates, infusing Viennese and Asia-Pacific flavours.
In New Zealand she became famous for her unique flavour creations such as native Maori Horopito and Kawakawa, dark beer truffles, deer velvet chocolates, and most recently venison salami truffles.
She also created a line of adult chocolates with 10 different types of alcohol and an aphrodisiac chocolate. All were hand made from a boutique professional kitchen which she designed and built in a refurbished shipping container converted into a chocolate laboratory on her own suburban property in Auckland.
Hanna moved her operation to Australia in 2010 where she began setting up her boutique baroque chocolate shop - the Szalón - in Melbourne.
"I always loved chocolate and the wonderful traditions of chocolate making we knew in Hungary. Now it is such a pleasure to be taking these traditions and reinventing them for Australian tastes," says Hanna.
"Many Australians think of chocolate as very sweet and full of fat, but good chocolate is healthy, flavoursome (without added sugar) and uplifting for the soul," says Hanna. "It is the food of passion," she adds. "I want to bring the true passion of chocolate to Australia."
Hanna loves to demonstrate traditional chocolate making to spread the enjoyment of high quality chocolate.
Her innovations have been literally world-beating with articles published in the New York Times, Fox News and the BBC, taking her name worldwide. But while she may become 'world-famous in New Zealand', she is now is excited to have entered the vibrant and cosmopolitan Melbourne, one of the world's great food cities.
"I am delighted to be here - the tastes, the flavours and the energy – I know that my chocolates will find a good home with the sophisticated palates of Melbourne," says Hanna.
Mámor Chocolates Pty Ltd is owned by Drs Hanna and Howard Frederick. The other Dr Frederick, Howard, is the Australia's only Honorary Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at Deakin University in Melbourne. He invented the word "chocopreneurship"!