19 Mid-Autumn Festival Chocolate Stores in Singapore

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The number of chocolate stores in Singapore has remained relatively stable in recent years. But, the quality of the selections has obviously improved, which is something to be celebrated. Godiva stores may be found all across Singapore. But the only reason the Godiva in Singapore appears on my list is because so many people look for it, and I have to at least attempt to steer those searches toward higher-quality, local items.

Given how densely populated the island is, I’m amazed Singapore has taken so long to embrace excellent chocolate. The nation is really less than half the size of London, yet both have an abundance of European-style chocolate. Across the Four Tigers, in fact, are a plethora of Belgian, Swiss, and French chocolatiers, as well as a burgeoning local chocolate sector that is gaining traction.

The small red dot started to build a great chocolate community around four years ago. Chocolate and cacao, on the other hand, have a significantly longer history in the nation, dating back to when Singapore was a part of Malaysia. They even attempted to cultivate cocoa in Singapore when it was still under colonial administration, but since the trees never yielded much fruit, plantations were relocated to modern-day Malaysia.

While I discovered several references of them, Demochoco, Beau Cacao, Choco Elf, and Leelas Fine Chocolates all seem to have vanished from the scene.

Chocolatiers in Singapore

Most chocolate shops in Singapore are chocolatiers, which means they take ready-made chocolate shapes and flavor them into different confections. Take note that Takashiyama Department Store has a wide range of chocolate brands, including the majority of Singapore’s overseas chocolatiers.

Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie is a chocolate shop in New York.

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Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie, one of Singapore’s newest chocolate businesses, is a one-stop shop for all the chocolate enthusiasts in your life. Their concentration is on handmade chocolate, especially chocolates created with cacao sourced from all across Asia, with a few Singapore-made chocolates thrown in for good measure. Although they still run pop-up stores across the city for key occasions like as the Mid-Autumn Festival and Valentines Day, your best chance for collecting their whole collection is to visit their shop in person.

Singapore 570023, 23 Sin Ming Rd, #01-15

Holidays (closed Mondays) (closed Mondays) Sun. Hours: 11am-7pm, Tuesday-Friday; 10am-7pm, Saturday.

Lderach Suisse Chocolatier

This Swiss chocolatier is well-known for its luscious milk chocolate truffles and extensive selection of traditional Swiss praline tastes. They only sell a broad variety of chocolate barks at the site highlighted on the map below; my favorites are the gingerbread and the deeper dark chocolate varieties. Nevertheless, in addition to the barks, the airport outlet also has their whole assortment of truffles and bonbons.

Takashimaya Shopping Centre is located at 391 Orchard Road #B204 B2 Food Hall 7, 2, Singapore 228514.

Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cioccolato Venchi

Venchi is a well-known Italian chocolate company, primarily known for its gianduja, a hazelnut-chocolate paste. In this Takashiyama Department Store store, you can get half a dozen gelato types (with cones), jars of chocolate hazelnut crème, Italian chocolate bars, and a few dozen flavors of pre-packaged truffles for about $1-2SGD apiece. Personally, I like guianduiotto (fondente ripieno), but I grew up on it.

Takashimaya Shopping Mall, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City B2, Singapore 238873 (several locations; only one on map below)

Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Godiva (Singapore) (Singapore)

The Godiva at Singapore’s downtown Takashiyama Department Store sells the standard several dozen truffle varieties, tiny bars, and pre-packaged boxes. I cannot emphasize how much I despise Godiva.

Takashimaya Shopping Mall, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City B2, Singapore 238873 (several locations; only one on map below)

Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Royce (Singapore) (Singapore)

Royce is a well-known Japanese chocolate company best known for its nama chocolates, which are square-cut chocolate ganache boxes. This location sells boxes of nama chocolate in all of its traditional flavors, as well as chocolate thins and chocolate-covered potato chips or nuts. Royce, in my opinion, tastes better than Godiva, although neither firm obtains its cacao with care.

Takashimaya Shopping Mall, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City B2, Singapore 238873 (several locations; only one on map below)

Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Shadow Gallery

With so many retail outlets, I wasn’t expecting much from The Dark Gallery, but their chocolate pleasantly surprised me. This business has numerous branches in Singapore, offering a huge range of cakes of various sizes, beverages, full-sized cakes for takeout, and a dozen types of macarons (at the location I went to).

The truffles are available in two sizes and taste palettes, both of which are reasonably priced. The bonbons themselves are flavorful and well-crafted, particularly the dark chocolate passion fruit. I’d be delighted to get a box of these, and I may even go out of my way to try some of their fruit varieties.

Takashimaya Shopping Centre is located at 391 Orchard Road, #B2-29 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872.

Daily hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Laurent Bernard Chocolatier is a French chocolatier.

Laurent Bernard, a Paris-born chocolatier, has brought his mediants, chocolate-covered sweets, chocolate bars, and bonbons to Singapore, all meticulously maintained in a refrigerated area, of course. These massive trays of truffles are normally loaded with one flavor at a time, and when they run out, they’re gone until that taste is restocked.

C, with free water at all times. Mr. Bernard utilizes Valrhona chocolate, based on the chocolate origins, names, and appearances, so none of this is bean to bar, but the flavor combinations are well done (& expensive). There is enough room for around 30 people to relax and dine outdoors or inside the A.

The flavors in his truffles are extremely distinct and not overly sweet, while the fruit tastes are a touch sour and the herbal ones may be one-dimensional. His famed cakes and 9 types of gelato, from speculoos to mango, are available in the usual cafe area, but most customers come for the vast drink menu, which includes hot chocolates, teas, whiskeys, and espresso-based cocktails. I propose sharing a few of bonbons and a tiny cake with your buddies.

Singapore 239013, 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd

Hours: Mon., 6pm-11pm; Tue.-Thu., 1pm-11:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 12pm-12am; Sun., 12pm-11pm.

Sadly Chocolate

Awfully is one of Singapore’s oldest chocolatiers. It should be noted that they exclusively offer their truffles in boxes of six for $18SGD. We tested the 6-piece package, which included dark and milk chocolate bonbons. The tastes were relatively simple; despite the lack of an insert detailing them, I was able to predict them rather readily (note that one bonbon included liquor).

The Dark ones have clearly added cocoa powder, as they taste incredibly bitter in a low fat style, as if they removed too much cocoa butter. The Salted Caramel and plain Milk Truffle, on the other hand, weren’t horrible, largely because they were ordinary (albeit they weren’t worth $3SGD apiece). The chain of cafés is arguably more renowned for its cakes and beverages, which are the major draw for guests, who frequently come in groups to settle down for an afternoon treat.

313 Orchard Road, #02-50, Singapore 238895 (various locations)

Daily hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Anjali Chocolatier

Anjali distributes chocolate bars with inclusions, chocolate-covered almonds, and 2 dozen types of bonbons at their retail outlet near downtown Singapore. The nut-based bonbons were too bland for me, but I liked the Salted Caramel and fruit flavors, particularly the Pineapple bonbon. The gentleman who assisted me was really kind and answered practically all of my queries. I’d return for the service and a couple fruity chocolates alone.

Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933, #02-K4

Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Janice Wong is a chocolatier.

Janice Wong is one of the most well-known names in Southeast and East Asian chocolate, having a strong presence in Macao, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Boxes of bonbons, mochi, incredibly elaborate pastries, and miniature boxes and jars of colorful chocolates are available at her store.

I purchased a variety of six bonbons, and with the exception of the milk tea, we found all of the flavors to be much too overpowering and monotonous. The bonbons were gorgeous, but we were disappointed by the lack of depth. If you go, the Kaffir Lime was our favorite (again, extremely powerful), but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get additional Janice Wong bonbons.

Singapore 179103, 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-48 Raffles City Shopping Centre (various locations)

Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Chocolates from Wimbly Lu

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The place I visited did not contain truffles, and I did not have time to go to their northern location. But, if you’re short on time or have a chocolate desire, the Wimbly Lu store highlighted on the map below sells chocolate truffles. They are available in a variety of tastes, including Milo and Speculoos Cookies. Consider this a public service announcement.

15-2 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987.

Thu. and 12pm-11pm, Fri. and 9am-11pm, Sat. and 9am-10:30pm, Sun. closed on Tuesday. Wed. Mon: 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

G’s Patisserie

I walked here for an hour just to be informed that their bonbons are only available during the Christmas season. That was about a week and a half before Chinese New Year. If you chance to be in the neighborhood during the other 50 weeks of the year, you may stop in for a bar of chocolate (made with couverture, not bean to bar) or some macarons or pastries. Its drink selection includes a little bit of everything, mostly tea and chocolate, and is fairly priced by Singaporean standards.

They do provide espresso-based drinks. You may snag a seat across the street with one of their sandwiches, or just go off with a jar of cookies, chocolate-covered fruits, or salted caramel spread. I guess I’ll return in December for a taste of their bonbons, but for now, you’ll have to take a chance on this one.

9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-40 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596

Hours: 7:30am-9pm, Monday-Friday; open until 10pm on Friday. & 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. & 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun.

Singapore Chocolate Manufacturers

One is a chocolate store in Singapore, while the other is exclusively available online (with some pop-up shows).

Chocolate by Lemuel

This modest kiosk holds Singapore’s first bean-to-bar chocolate bistro, as well as some of the greatest chocolate in the city. Lemuel first opened its doors three years ago and is still going strong. They manufacture a wide range of bonbons and are by far the finest in Singapore, however they are normally on the sweeter side.

Cookies, gooey chocolate chunk brownies, chocolate tarts, and single origin chocolate bars are also available. Lemuels low-calorie cocoa tea and rich chocolate beverages are offered in rotating sources for those searching for a more immediate reward. For those eager to inquire, the café provides a variety of tastes as well as the opportunity to learn.

Singapore 138617, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #B1-31 THE STAR VISTA

Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Chocolate Fossa

Fossa was Singapore’s first bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer, and they continue to lead the nation with innovative flavor mixes and micro-batches of chocolate. Although their selection is presently only accessible online and in certain locations and pop-up markets across Singapore, it’s worth looking for.

Lychee Rose, Salted Egg Cereal, and their Pak Eddy (Indonesian) single origin are among the flavors that move in and out of stock as fresh batches are manufactured. Nevertheless, they continue to create their famed rustic diamonds, albeit they have not yet expanded into bonbons. Their cookies are only offered in a limited number of pop-ups.

Visit their online store: Chocolate Fossa

Chocolate Shops and Courses in Singapore

Virtually all of these Singapore chocolate stores are only available online or at different locations where classes are organized.

Hello Chocolate: Hello Chocolate has been Singapore’s go-to for handmade chocolate in recent years. The companys range has evolved to currently feature dozens of chocolate brands from throughout the globe. This should be your first destination if you want to purchase exquisite chocolates in Singapore. Except for weekends and public holidays, Hello Chocolate provides same-day chocolate delivery in Singapore.

Beans to Bars: This online chocolate store includes a selection of bean to bar chocolates and gourmet chocolate gifts. They provide bars from a half-dozen chocolate producers from all around the globe, as well as couverture and gianduja alternatives.

Chocolate Atelier (workshops): Chocolate Atelier, run by a genuine Swiss Maitre Chocolatier, is a convenient location for chocolate workshops in Singapore. The proprietor offers baking and pastry workshops many times a week, as well as bean to bar chocolate manufacturing classes. On their website, you can also purchase chocolate and chocolate-making supplies. Select their name to get an updated calendar of events.

Chocolate Academy: The Chocolate Academy provides professional pastry and specialist chocolate training. These are high-level courses meant to teach you the ins and outs of the subject at hand, and they run 1 to 4 days. Nonetheless, if you want to learn about chocolate in Singapore, this is the place to go. Select their name to get an updated calendar of events.

Singapore Travel Advice

  • Singapore is notorious for having outlawed jaywalking, but you’ll immediately notice the issue with this: there aren’t nearly enough crosswalks to make the city walkable. The way around this is to look out for anywhere that there’s a clear opening to or break in the street, always look both ways (they drive on the left in Singapore), and use your good judgement.
  • Another famous Singaporean law is that you can’t chew gum. But that’s not quite right; what you can’t do is sell or import gum into Singapore. So basically you can’t buy gum in Singapore. So keep in mind that if you need nicotine or sugar free gum for any reason, bring your own.
  • There’s no tipping culture in Singapore, though it’s polite to round up your bill, particularly when paying in cash.
  • Singapore is very clean. If you hold onto your trash, you won’t have to walk more than a couple of blocks before you come upon a public trash can or recycling bin.
  • Download the Grab app in order to take a taxi from the airport to your accommodation, or just to get around the city more quickly. If you enable paying with card, it’s one of the easiest ways to get around Singapore!
  • If you decide against taking taxis or Grabs, keep small bills for the bus (especially if you don’t buy a card to swipe in). Same goes for the metro, though unlike the buses, metro stations will be able to give change.
  • While taxes are included in bills in Singapore, including the listed prices for chocolate bars & bonbons, there may be an additional service charge. This is generally indicated in the menu, so keep an eye out when dining out.
  • Feel free to drink the water! Singaporean tap water is quite clean, and we drank it for our entire week there with no issues.

Map of Singapore Chocolate Stores

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