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Hong Kong’s best chocolate shops

These shops offer sweet treats that are outside of the (chocolate) box

Cherry Chan
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Cherry Chan
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Time Out Hong Kong
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Chocolates are a must-have for any occasion. But instead of settling for something you could easily grab from the convenience store, treat yourself to a decadent selection from one of these stores below. From irresistible truffles to crunchy pralines, follow our guide to discover the best chocolate shops in Hong Kong. 

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  • Shopping
  • Mong Kok

Known for locally-produced artisanal chocolates, Bel-Zims' range of sweet treats are crafted with premium cocoa butter  and natural ingredients imported from Belgium. The brand’s founder, Jacky Vergote, has dedicated more than 40 years to perfecting handcrafted chocolates in his home country. This brand offers a tempting selection of chocolates, mousses, hazelnut-chocolate spreads, as well as chocolate-covered cereal. Customers can purchase Bel-Zims’ chocolates on their website, or visit their store located in Mong Kok.

Available at bel-zims.com.hk

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  • Bakeries
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

The Butterfly Patisserie at the Rosewood is well known amongst Hongkongers for its selection of sweet desserts which are all works of art, delicately crafted in bright colours and interesting shapes to make them look as good as they taste. Their chocolate blocks, which come with hammers to smash it all up, as well as truffles and brittles are all worth trying. 

Available in-store and rosewoodhkshop.com

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  • Specialist food and drink
  • Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay is home to Cacaolab, Hong Kong's first cacao museum. This museum-slash-store is spread across three floors with a total of 3,000sq ft. On the ground floor, you'll find a bakery where you'll get to see staff churn out plenty of pastries, baked goods, drinks, and of course, chocolates. Head to Cacaolab's first floor to enjoy chocolate-infused goods in their cafe space, and be sure to check out the cacao museum on the second floor to learn about the birth about chocolate and it's culture. 

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  • Chocolate and sweets
  • Central

Founded in 1875 and holding a Royal Warrant, Britain's finest chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker is available in Hong Kong and offers luxury boxes of chocs online and at their in person stores at Landmark and K11 Musea. Aside from standard chocolate gift boxes and bars, this chocolatier also whips up whimsical treats,  such as Pink Marc de Champagne chocolate truffles with Champagne-infused milk chocolate dusted with powdered sugar, which will please any sweet tooth.

Available at charbonnel.com.hk

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Conspiracy Chocolate

This small-batch bean-to-bar chocolatier based in Hong Kong offers unconventional chocolates for the adventurous. Using beans from a single farm in Vietnam, Conspiracy Chocolate makes their chocs with only two ingredients: cacao and raw organic cane sugar – with no additives – for a 75 percent dark, nutrient-dense vegan bar. Try out some of their inventive flavour combos, like Sichuan pepper, raspberry timut or yuzu. 

Available at conspiracychocolate.com

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  • Specialist food and drink
  • Cheung Sha Wan

Sourcing high quality cocoa beans from all corners of the world, Dedicated creates handcrafted chocolate bars without adding any cocoa butter, chemicals, or additives. Their Single Origin chocolate bars showcase the flavour nuances of cacao beans from different countries, such as the subtle bitterness from Peruvian Ucayali beans or fruity notes from Tanzanian Kokoa Kamili beans. Purchase your order of chocolate bars, cakes, cocoa powder, and more from their online website. 

Available at dedicatedchocolate.com

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  • Central

Originating from Belgium's global chocolate capital, Godiva is the go-to place to satisfy any sweet tooth, thanks to its wide range of chocolates and chocolate-covered snacks. Bestsellers include signature truffles and dark assortment gift boxes. There are many stores in Hong Kong and most also offer freshly made soft serve and a medley of chocolate drinks to satisfy all your chocolate cravings.

Available at godiva.com.hk

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  • Cafés
  • Central

The French are known experts on cheese and wine, but they’re also mad geniuses when it comes to chocolates. La Maison du Chocolat, the premier chocolate boutique from Paris, produces collections of luxury artisanal chocolates made with its signature silky smooth ganache and crunchy pralinés. Their experience spreads into the pastry world as well, offering authentic French macarons stuffed with decadent fillings as well as buttery financiers.

Available at lamaisonduchocolat.com

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Leonidas

Boasting more than 1,300 stores worldwide, Leonidas is a world-renowned brand that produces fresh chocolates made with 100% pure cocoa butter. Offering a plethora of chocolate selections, Leonidas has everything from lucky bags and gift boxes of every size to chocolate pops sculpted into adorable animals.

Available at
leonidas.com.hk

  • Shopping
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Founded in Hokkaido in 1983, Royce is a renowned Japanese brand that produces a range of chocolates and sweet treats, including chocolate-coated potato chips, wafers, and cookies. One of our favourites, the signature Nama chocolate is made with fresh cream and a hint of liquor (non-alcoholic options are also available), is incredibly rich and smooth. It melts deliciously in the mouth and comes with a sprinkling of decadent cocoa powder on top. It's available in five flavours: au lait, Champagne Pierre Mignon, bitter, white, and green tea. 

Available at citysuper.com.hk

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Using premium coverture chocolate from Switzerland, Schoggi Meier creates chocolates that are authentically Swiss and delectable. Named after its founder Jurg Meier, this local chocolate brand make their sweet treats daily under strict quality control. Schoggi Meier's website provides a large range of chocolates, such as assorted giftboxes, premium truffles and pralines, as well as diabetic-friendly sweet treats. Aside from their large range of products, Schoggi Meier also offers personalised packaging services for any kind of event and occassion, which can be easily arranged after contacting their staff. 

Available on schoggimeier.com.hk

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  • Chocolate and sweets
  • Central

Offering chocolates and candies as far as the eye can see, you’re spoilt for choices at See’s. Catering to all kinds of taste buds and preferences, you’re bound to find something here–whether you like your chocs with soft and gooey centres or dotted with nuts for a satisfying crunch. For gifting, there are tons of beautiful heart-shaped packaging and assortment boxes to choose from, or you can handpick and curate your own box.

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The Chocolate Club

This premium chocolate importer and distributor is here to change how we view and taste chocolate. Led by chocolate expert Katie Chan, The Chocolate Club imports high quality craft chocolate brands from around the world and promotes craft chocolate appreciation. Try hand-crafted chocs from countries like Taiwan, Thailand, Lithuania, as well as Hong Kong, and pick them up at supermarkets like City’super, as well as their online store.

Available at thechocolateclubhk.com

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  • Wan Chai

The century-old chocolatier is famed for using the finest natural ingredients imported from Italy. While it offers a collection of luxurious gift boxes, a much more popular and fun option is to pick and mix your favourite Piedmont chocolates which are wrapped individually in colourful foil. If you’re looking for something more decadent, pick up one of their chocolate spreads to indulge in. With more than forty flavours to salivate over, Venchi is the closest we'll ever get to Willy Wonka’s factory.

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