It’s almost humanly impossible to abstain from these chocolates by GODIVA, ROYCE’ and the like. Resistance is futile!
We’re not exactly sure how chocolates were initially assimilated into V-Day, but we’ve no regrets whatsoever with this heavenly association! Aside from visiting romantic places and having a candlelight dinner at fancy restaurants, why not enjoy a box of cocoa goodness with your date? So get ready to go cuckoo with cocoa; here are some places to buy high-quality chocolates in Singapore that get our heart signs of approval.
All the way from Japan, these decadent chocolates from ROYCE’ are worth every ounce and calorie. Our favourite, without a doubt, is the velvety smooth Nama Chocolate with a hint of Champagne that simply melts in your mouth. Alternatively, try its very crunchy and very addictive potato chips chocolate that come in four different flavours – original, caramel, fromage blanc and mild bitter. Otherwise, a safe bet would be its Matcha collection, especially the Chocolate Wafers Maccha.
Now a popular chocolate haven in Singapore, it first started out as a simple cake shop selling just dark chocoloate cake with dark chocolate fudge. Today, Awfully Chocolate sells an eclectic assortment of chocolates from Cacao Frais and Dark Chocolate Truffles to Café Cacao Nib Trufflettes and Cacao Hazelnut Trufflettes.
Based on its Deepavali and Christmas collections, chocolates from ANJALICHOCOLAT are typically fun and imaginative – made from interesting ingredients to conjure up unique flavours. Not just a place to buy chocolate, this artisanal factory also holds workshops where you can learn how to make your very own chocolate truffle, moulded chocolates, chocolate and nut clusters, and the like. Time to surprise your lover with chocolates you’ve made from scratch!
Ever since Mr. Teuscher Senior conceived the idea of marrying chocolate and Champers back in 1932, Champagne truffles are still very much a hit among sweet-tooth lovers every Valentine’s – all while sticking to its original recipe. Intrigued? Pop over to their Capitol Piazza outlet for a box of this Valentine’s Day relic that’s sure to impress.
Teuscher Chocolates, #02-31, 13 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza (NEUE Section), Singapore 178905. p. 9823 3779.
Max Brenner Chocolate Bar
Aside from having colorful bonbons, salted pecans, and creamy chocolate cubes as part of the delicious chocolate assortments, Max’s chocolate gift sets also have aesthetically pleasing packaging. And if you’ve time to spare, grab a seat at the Chocolate Bar and try its Swiss whipped cream chocolat ($6.90). This decadent, thick and creamy concoction of milk chocolate (comes with whipped cream) is even served in a hug mug – how cute!
Laurent Bernard Chocolatier
There’s no denying that Laurent Bernard serves up delicious desserts, but they do whip up a pretty mean box of chocolates as well. Not sure what to get? You can hardly go wrong with its gorgeous Tiffany blue box of pralines. If you order online, you can pair it up with a bottle of Dom Pérignon and a teddy bear. Extra gift for your sweetheart!
All hail master chocolatier, Joseph Draps, for blessing us with GODIVA’s extraordinary world-class quality chocolates. Known for its widespread collection – Chocolate Truffes, Gold or Carré, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. And if you wish to treat your significant other real good, get the Chocolate Luxury Gift Box ($168 for 30 pcs or $305 for 59 pcs).
Bean to Bars
Now here’s a lil’ something that will warm your heart. The confectionery wizards over at Bean to Bars make sure that their truffles aren’t only delicious, but also made from single-origin, ethical and sustainable cocoa. Gift a bar of their best-seller, Monsieur Truffe 70% Dark with Caramel Specks, to your boo for an unforgettable Valentine’s treat.