A Beginner’s Guide Guide to Craft Chocolate – What is Bean-to-Bar Chocolate?

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For all of you chocolate-lovers out there, how well do you really know your chocolate? We don’t mean your Hershey bars and Kitkats. If you’re a chocoholic, you would have definitely heard of this budding trend in Asia and the USA that is craft chocolate.

With many consumers nowadays looking for higher quality snacks made with a little bit more TLC than the average chocolate bar, the craft chocolate trend began, taking root in the US and slowly spreading across Asia. Check out our guide on all things craft chocolate to find out more about how chocolate can be more than just Cadbury bars and Twix sticks!

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ROYCE’ – Be Treated To Pure, Creamy Chocolate Indulgence This Festive Yule

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If there was ever a good enough reason for you to put your dieting plans on hold for chocolate, Christmas would definitely come up tops. A season where eating and indulging in decadent treats is a vital part, this is the time where it’s totally fine to go full beast mode on all things rich and luxurious. And where better to stock up on quality chocolates than at ROYCE’?

One of the top chocolatiers in Japan and our personal favourite, ROYCE’ really goes above and beyond your standard truffles and chocolate bars. Established in 1983 in Hokkaido, Japan, ROYCE’ chocolates have gained itself international recognition for their original, superior quality confectioneries. Bringing together the best ingredients from all over the world, together with the rich and creamy dairy products from Hokkaido, ROYCE’ never fails to impress with their offerings old and new.

This season of giving, what better way to put a smile on the faces of your loved ones than to gift them with an assortment of decadent treats from ROYCE’? Newly revamped with a brand new look, their ION Orchard outlet promises a better customer experience, in addition to boasting a wider array of the brand’s signature products.

Feeling lucky? Be sure to snag yourself a complimentary gift during their in-store promotion from 10 to 25 December 2018, where, for every S$100 spend, you get to participate in a lucky dip, winning you a special Christmas gift courtesy of ROYCE’.
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#Supportlocal At One Of These 7 Homegrown Chocolatiers In Singapore

Chocolate Compilation

Rarely do we come across someone who dislikes chocolate. Chocolate has always been a classic sweet treat that people turn to, whether it’s for indulgence, to satisfy a craving or a gift idea for a loved one.

When it comes to hand-crafted, artisanal chocolate, we all know international brands such as Royce, Lauren Bernard and Godiva. However, did you know that Singapore’s artisanal chocolate-making scene is slowly starting to take off as well?

Here, we have a list of 8 local chocolatiers that you can go to for fresh, unique, handmade chocolates the next time you need your chocolate fix.
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Awfully Chocolate – New Truffles, Including Gula Melaka & Butterscotch Bricks

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As Singapore’s number one chocolatier, we know that we can trust Awfully Chocolate to launch the most exciting chocolate products of the highest quality. Awfully Chocolate’s existing line of truffles—which includes their classic Dark Chocolate Truffles and Champagne Truffles—needed a little boost. Hence, they have come up with 4 new flavours: Gula Melaka Truffles, Butterscotch Bricks, Praline Truffles and Dark Chocolate Espresso Truffles.

This new range of truffles will be added on to the existing lineup and will only be available at 6 outlets currently: ION Orchard, Marina Bay Link Mall, VivoCity, Raffles City, Star Vista and Ninethirty. So if you want to treat yourself to some delectable chocolates, you know where to go.

Here is why you cannot miss out on the amazing new truffles from Awfully Chocolate.

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The Dark Gallery – New Chocolate-Themed Cafe Is Every Chocolate Lover’s Dream

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The Dark Gallery is a popular chocolate-themed cafe from Malaysia that specialises in all things chocolate and good news—they have just opened their first outlet outside of Malaysia at Millenia Walk.

Expect to savour a wide variety of chocolate desserts from artisanal ice creams to pastries to truffles to the best hot chocolate you will ever taste at this chocolate-themed establishment. The sheer decadence from the chocolate goodies makes The Dark Gallery every chocolate lover’s dream and a must-try for all.

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Jean-Philippe Darcis Marina Bay Sands

Jean-Philippe Darcis

Note: Jean-Philippe Darcis is now closed.

I have been on a mission to try all the afternoon high tea places in Singapore. One would imagine that there are plenty of nice dessert places to go for a leisure afternoon tea. But the problem is, I have been to most of them, and sometimes, I end up going to the usual ones because there are only that few high tea places in town.

After having dim sum at Paradise Pavilion, my partner-in-crime and I were greedy for more food, and we I suddenly thought of the macarons at Jean-Philippe Darcis, Marina Bay Sands. Life is good when you have desserts after dim sum.

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Singapore Food Blog Chocolate Fondue Giveaway

Jewel Artisan Macarons

/ / The Chocolate Fondue giveaway is now closed, thank you for participating. The winners for my chocolate fondue giveaway are comments #403, 224, 389, 36, and 209. I will be emailing you very soon.

Jewels Artisan Chocolate cafe is located on the second level of Orchard Central. They have a value-for-money afternoon tea set, and their Black Palm Island Salt macaron is one of the best I’ve had.

It has been some time since I last did a contest, so I am happy to let you guys know that I am giving away 5 sets of Chocolate Fondue from Jewels Artisan Chocolate.

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