Treating yourself or loved ones to some of the best chocolate in Hong Kong is like winning the golden ticket!
Guilty pleasures – actually, forget the guilt – like a good cinnamon bun, scoops of ice-cream on a cold evening, or a decadent piece of cake, are small moments of satisfaction we all love. Speaking of love, chocolate is simply the best treat that makes everyone go “yes, please!” So, for those with a sweet tooth, here are the best chocolate bars, gift boxes, choco-based cocktails, and more in Hong Kong.
Go a little crazy! Best chocolate in Hong Kong
1. Conspiracy Chocolate
Handcrafted from bean to bar in Hong Kong, Conspiracy Chocolate creates small-batch quantities of bars with extra attention to quality. The eclectic, tropical wrappers match the bold flavours the founders aren’t afraid to experiment with. If you’re looking for recommendations, you can’t go wrong with Dark Milk, Dark Cardamom (we love its aroma), and Earl Grey – because tea-based chocolates are divine. One of the bestsellers at Conspiracy Chocolate is the CBD bar – can you imagine that extra dose of calm and happiness?
We don’t judge a chocolate bar based on its cover, but when you see Venchi’s packaging, you know you’re in for luxurious quality! Avid chocolate connoisseurs will appreciate the 100% dark chocolate sourced from Venezuela and Ecuador. Finding sweet fillings inside chocolate bars is like discovering hidden treasure; the coffee-filled and gooey orange-filled bars may also become your new favourites.
Venchi has multiple locations in Hong Kong.
One of the best things about chocolate is its versatility. After all, who says chocolate can only come in the form of bars? And even months after the shop opening, there is still a long line of gelato enthusiasts waiting for a scoop at Messina, so you know you’re in for a treat. Messina’s Choc Fondant is a decadent, rich chocolate gelato that will make you forget all your worries. It’s silky smooth and pairs well with any other flavour on the menu, too.
Messina, 37-43 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
4. Happy Cow
For all the vegans (and non-vegans) in the house, here’s an underrated ice cream brand that’s a healthier alternative and equally tasty: Happy Cow. Not only is the ice cream made in Hong Kong (#SupportLocal), but it is also lower in sugar and cholesterol. Moreover, the ice cream is so creamy that you won’t be able to believe it’s completely plant-based. And for those who prefer a bit of a spicy kick with chocolate, Happy Cow’s mint choco chip ice cream will not disappoint.
5. Charbonnel et Walker
A well established brand in the world of chocolatiers, Charbonnel et Walker offers premium quality truffles, perfect for gifting. Shop from a range of flavours, from classic dark to fruity. For a boozy surprise, there are champagne-filled and whisky-filled options to choose from. The mini heart-shaped boxes make an elegant romantic gift, too!
Charbonnel et Walker, Shop 104, 1/F, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9303 6782
6. La Maison Du Chocolat
How about an eco-conscious box of chocolates to present to a loved one? La Maison Du Chocolat’s gift boxes are stylish and recyclable. The assorted chocolates are precisely cut and you can choose from 20 pieces to 144 pieces (because the more the merrier!). You can either have it delivered or pick it up from their shop.
La Maison Du Chocolat has multiples stores in Hong Kong.
If you’re looking for affordable and delicious chocolates in Hong Kong, Lucullus will be a great choice. What’s more, this all-time favourite brand is releasing a special collection, ‘Blowing Petals in Love’, to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. One of the highlights of this series is the Sweet Affection Chocolate Gift Box, which contains five scrumptious and beautifully decorated chocolates: the Diamond Heart (rose white truffle), Chubby (hazelnut crispy dark chocolate), rum liqueur dark truffle, and more. Aside from VDay exclusives, you can also find a range of celebratory chocolate cakes and gift boxes at Lucullus.
Lucullus has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
A chocolate-focused cafe is bound to tickle anyone pink! Chokohood’s single origin chocolate, served either hot or iced, is oh-so-comforting no matter the season. A cup of 70% hot cocoa is a great pick-me-up if you’re feeling under the weather, and you’ll be coming back on the regular to this cosy joint. And not to mention, there are chocolate-based treats to pair with your drink, too!
Chokohood, Shop 92E, G/F, 90-96 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Though #HAPi may be more of a lifestyle store, we believe it’s an all-in-one: a great place to catch up on work, go for a first date, and indulge in hot chocolate. We love the interactive hot chocolate where you can pick your chocolate (depending on your preference of bitterness) and you’ll be served a warm cup of milk, a small whisk, and a bar of your chosen chocolate. You then add the chocolate to your milk and slowly stir until it’s all well-blended. The result? A hearty cuppa chocolate!
#HAPi, G/F, Shop 2-4, Tower 125, 11 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
10. The Envoy: Dinosaur chocolate cocktail
We may have cheekily included a chocolate-based cocktail to take a quick break from your classic go-to like a G&T! You can trust The Envoy to present an Instagrammable cocktail and the Dinosaur is nothing less. This vodka-based cocktail infuses Godiva chocolate liqueur with Milo ice ball, and topped with Milo powder, and it’s honestly too cute to resist.
The Envoy, 3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2169 3311