You don't need a reason to have chocolate. Feed your obsession and stock up from these chocolate shops. Tip: Make another fellow chocolate lover happy and get them a gift from here.
Chocolate Concierge uses single origin cacao beans from countries such as Costa Rica, Bolivia and Ecuador, and turns them into pralines, handpiped truffles, brittles and more. The shop prides itself on fresh ingredients, as evidenced in the Mint Leaves Dark Ganache praline which uses, well, fresh mint. If you’re unsure of what to get, ask for samples from the staff who will also gladly share their expertise.
Meanwhile, the pralines at Pierre Ledent are like edible art – just look at the intricate designs on the chocolates. Thanks to award-winning chocolatier Pierre Ledent, the pralines, which contain at least 70 percent cocoa, are not only pretty to look at but are also crafted from quality ingredients (think nuts from Sicily).
Good news: Publika’s Ben’s Independent Grocer is one step closer to your neighbourhood – now at Batai Village. If you want to stock up on single origin Valrhona Guanaja chocolate bars, dark chocolate Russian Earl Grey bars or Willie’s Cacao ginger lime chocolate, you know where to go.
Japanese fine chocolate brand Royce’ started with chocolate bars. But it’s the smooth and delicate nama chocolate made with fresh cream that’s got chocoholics making daily pilgrimages to their stores. The must-tries: their addictive chocolate potato chips and chocolate-coated coffee beans.
Started by cocoa farmer and chocolate maker Lee Soon Cheong, Lee’s Cocoa makes small batches as it’s a very small one-man operation. The chocolate bars are made from pure vanilla beans, organic cane sugar and cocoa butter – which according to Lee makes all the difference. Make sure to also drop by its namesake chocolate café where desserts are not just limited to cocoa-based creations such as the volcano brownies (chocolate lava in a skillet with an ice cream-topped brownie), there is also the ice floss with durian and mango varieties.