Looking for a special gift? Say it with chocolates! Here are some of the best luxury chocolates in Singapore, from bean-to-bar creations to stunning truffle gift boxes
If you ask us, every day of the year is the right time for chocolate. But all chocolates are not created equal; supermarket chocolates might be ok to satiate a late-night craving, but when it comes to Christmas and Valentine’s Day it’s worth stepping up your game for one of the following luxury chocolate brands (partners take note!). From limited-edition bonbons to truffles and much more – here’s the best of the best, when it comes to high-end chocolates! And best of all, these gourmet chocolate brands all offer online ordering – so no excuses!
A homegrown brand that’s expanded to 14 locations across the island, Awfully Chocolate clearly knows their stuff. We are quite partial to their legendary chocolate cake, but if you’re after something more gift-worthy we suggest opting for one of their gorgeous Chocolate Baton Tins ($10.80 for eleven pieces) or yummy Handmade cookies.
Awfully Chocolate, Click here for all locations, www.awfullychocolate.com
This artisanal chocolatier in lovely Loewen Gardens at Dempsey Hill has everything from Dark Chocolate Raspberry Hearts and Mayan Chili Bonbons to Lemongrass Coconut Truffles and Lemon Pistachio Bonbons for those who prefer slightly fruitier sweets. Everything’s made with Belgian couverture and no preservatives. We love Anjali’s beautiful packaging, and how they seem to have a new collection for each and every season and occasion. Prices from $4 for a chocolate lollipop.
Anjalichocolat, Units #01-15 & #01-16, Block 73 Loewen Road, Singapore 248843, Tel: (+65) 6509 6800, www.anjalichocolat.com
What kicked off this luxury chocolate project was a simple tailored recipe of chocolate truffles that surprised friends, family and even the baker herself. Now, Chocolate Anatomy has moved on to developing exciting new chocolate flavours. A very personal and customized experience is offered here, where customers can participate in the creation process and tailor the chocolate to suit their palates.
Chocolate Anatomy, WhatsApp: (+65) 9372 4887, [email protected], www.chocolate-anatomy.com
With eight locations sprinkled all over the island, it won’t be hard to get your fix of chocolate cake or truffles from Chocolate Origin! Their signature chocolate cake (which is also Halal-certified, BTW!) comes in Original or Dark Chocolate, and are available in a number of sizes to suit any party. The chocolate truffles also come highly recommended for their rich and intense chocolatey flavour.
Chocolate Origin, multiple locations, order.chocolate-origin.com/en_SG
The Dark Gallery
This boutique dark chocolate café (dark chocolate is the best kind of chocolate, by the way: it’s rich in antioxidant flavanoids and is thought to help prevent heart disease!) serves up a bevvy of handmade, artisanal, single-origin chocolates, all made right on site in their Halal kitchen! We are downright drooling over their artisanal bonbons, particularly flavours like White Chocolate Rose Tea, Early Grey Peppermint, and Toffee Sea Salt (all 66% dark chocolate). And their bean-to-bar craft dark chocolates are equally gorgeous, too! Swing by their two shops to see their full selection of chocolates, macarons and cookies. Their hot chocolate is to die for, too! Bonbon sets from $21.
The Dark Gallery, locations at Millennia Walk and Ngee Ann City, www.thedarkgallery.com
Fossa Chocolate is a local, artisanal bean-to-bar luxury chocolate maker that roasts, cracks and winnows cacao beans and refines them into chocolates right in their very own workshop. Each small batch of chocolate is lovingly handcrafted and totally free of additives. Bonus points for working directly with cacao farmers to source only the highest quality beans, too: we love that some of their exquisite chocolate bars showcase ingredients from nearby farms in Indonesia and the Philippines. Why gift flowers when you can give an oh-so pretty Lychee Rose Dark Milk Chocolate Bar ($12, and check out that gorgeous packaging!)? And if you can’t decide, we suggest going for the 6-bar Mixed Chocolate Gift Set ($66). If you’re after something really special, they do customisations too.
Fossa Chocolate, click here for retail locations, www.fossachocolate.com
So it’s not exactly a homegrown brand, but these luxurious Belgian chocolates have long been synonymous with exquisite confectionary gifting. They always have great gifting options for true chocoholics!
Godiva, Various locations, www.godiva.com.sg
These just might be the most Instagrammable chocolates in Singapore (and that’s really saying something). As the doyenne of all that is sweet in Singapore (and beyond – she’s going global!), Janice Wong has been named Asia’s best pastry chef and has gained worldwide recognition for her avant garde, cutting edge creations. Is it odd that we’d almost want to frame their beautiful chocolates (if they weren’t also totally delicious)?
Janice Wong, 290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-K28, Singapore 238859, [email protected], www.janicewong.online
Laurent Bernard Chocolatier
Laurent Bernard is a French artisan chocolatier who opened his first café in Singapore in 2006 after 20 years of culinary experience. Laurent’s Café (located along the river in the charming Robertson Quay) quickly became famous for its chocolate soufflé and hot chocolate, and now his menu boasts everything from gourmet treats like macarons and chocolate truffles to mouthwatering cakes for any occasion.
Laurent Bernard Chocolatier, The Pier at Robertson Quay, Mohammad Sultan Road, #01-11 Singapore 239013, www.laurentbernard.com.sg
Leela’s Fine Chocolates
We love the story behind Leela’s, which was started by an Irish chocaholic lawyer-turned-chocolatier after she arrived in Singapore and missed some of her fave sweets from back home. Using the finest European couverture chocolate and natural ingredients (often sourced locally!), Leela’s puts out a range of delectable truffles categorized into four flavour groups: The Classics, Inventions (Cardamom! Rosemary & Olive Oil!), Alcohol (ooh, Guinness and Frangelico Crunch!), and Asia (Chili, Ginger…even Pineapple Tart). She’s also got a super special range just for Valentine’s Day, and offers all sorts of cool chocolate products like lollipops, chocolate bars, even edible footwear (?)!
Leela’s Fine Chocolates, [email protected] or Tel: (+65) 9339 3940, www.leelaschocolates.com
Lemuel Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate house with humble beginnings. The founder, Ronald Ng, has been in love with chocolate all his life and finally opened his own small-batch chocolate workshop in August 2017 (and even got his teen daughters involved!). Lemuel Chocolate sources and import quality cacao beans from cacao farmers and reputable cacao agents around the world. They then manually and carefully sort, roast, crack, winnow and grind them into the individual uniquely delicious chocolate. From single-origin chocolate bars to special gift boxes and bon bons, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Lemuel Chocolate, two locations, [email protected], www.lemuelchocolate.com
Mr Bucket Chocolaterie
New chocolatier in Singapore! Specialising in housemade artisanal chocolate bon bons and treats, Mr. Bucket uses cacao sourced only within Asia – from family-run cacao farms in Malacca, Malaysia to a cacao plantation in the foothills of the Anamalai Hills in India. Inspired by Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mr. Bucket conveys its own interpretation of the story through its artisanal chocolate bon bons. Exciting chocolate bon bon flavours include Salted Egg Yolk, Double Soy Caramel, and boozy Mulled Wine. Yum!
Mr Bucket Chocolaterie, 23 Sin Ming Rd, #01-15, Singapore 570023, www.mrbucket.com.sg
ROYCE’ was founded in Sapporo in 1983, and now makes chocolate of world-class quality in Hokkaido (where the climate and the clean air are ideal for making confections!). They’ve got everything from cookies to truffles to pure chocolate and even chocolate-covered chips (don’t knock it till you try it! Seriously, they’re so good). You’ll find something for everyone here!
ROYCE’, multiple locations, www.royce.com.sg
Wicked Chocs is an established chocolatier both created and developed locally in Singapore. They pride themselves in using the best and freshest of ingredients, offering superior quality chocolate made from premium cocoa beans. We love their fun take on luxury chocolates – the latest festive drop includes chocolates in Christmas ornaments with names like PG13 (suitable for kids), Distillery (premium alcoholic chocolates) and Parental Guidance (a mixture of sober and alcoholic chocolates perfect for gifting!).
Wicked Chocs, 52 International Road #01-16, Singapore 619626, wickedchocs.myshopify.com