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Alternative namesChoc bombs
TypeIce cream
Place of originAustraliaNew Zealand
Main ingredientsVanilla ice cream, milk chocolate

Choc-tops (also known as choc bombs in Western Australia) are chocolate-dipped ice-creams popular in both Australia and New Zealand and traditionally eaten at the cinema.

The traditional choc-top is one scoop of vanilla ice-cream covered in a hard milk chocolate shell, sitting atop an ice-cream cone. Variations include different ice-cream flavours, such as chocolate, strawberry, chocolate chili, and banana. The chocolate shell may be studded with confectionery and mixed with flavourings. Some examples of branded choc-tops include Connoisseur and Golden North.

Though today choc-tops are often mass-produced, many cinemas - including large chains - still make them by hand,[1][2] and the quality or novelty of a cinema's choc-tops can be a draw for movie-goers.

Rowena Foods, established in 1990, was one of the largest distributors of choc tops to cinema chains in Australia, until Bulla Dairy Foods bought them in 2013[3].


  1. ^ Cream of the scoops 24 December 2003
  2. ^ Sydney's top choc tops 8 May 2012
  3. ^ "Bulla buys 'choc top' ice cream company | Australian Food News". Retrieved 2018-11-28.