7 Chocolate Stores in Bali to Visit While on Holiday

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This is the last chocolate travel guide I’ll be publishing on Asia for a long time! During my three-week journey, I discovered that Bali chocolate shops are pretty simple to locate, and each has a unique style. Bali has a little bit of everything, from little boutiques in downtown Ubud to sprawling tropical estates with a chocolate factory. That’s presumably why folks like myself stay for so long, and why others come here for their fantasy Asian honeymoon!

I’ll get to the list in a minute, but when I went to my local grocery, I saw five additional Bali chocolate brands: Cau Chocolates, Delicacao, Baline Chocolate, Theos, and Bali Bon Bon. As far as I can determine, none of these labels have their own store, but they all seem to be unique brands of varying quality. In other words, try at your own risk, but if you do, please leave a comment to let us know how (and what) it went!

Krakakoa Dark Chocolate

Krakokoa is undoubtedly the most well-known Balinese chocolate manufacturer on a global scale. I came here as my first visit after landing on the island and was pleasantly impressed by the variety of their offerings; I ended up returning when I traveled to Ubud. Each restaurant sells an assortment of 8 to 10 bars, as well as brownies and chocolate and coffee beverages (though they were somehow out of chocolate for the drinks when I went the first time).

You may try each bar before purchasing it, and cocoa beans and nibs are also available for purchase. Its single origin and flavored bars are wonderful, and they make a lovely and tasty souvenir to take home from Bali. I even returned to their store one afternoon for a frozen chocolate drink, which took me an hour to complete; bring a companion!

Jl. Monkey Forest No.88, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Daily hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (double check with social media)

Pod Chocolate Company

Pod Chocolate Factory is made out of enormous, lush green fields that house a chocolate factory and a slew of sad elephants. After walking all the way up to the factory, an employee will lead you through the chocolate-making process while showing you a movie, and you will be offered a chocolate shot, which tastes like a really rich, liquid chocolate pudding. Following your drink, you may try all 25 of their chocolate varieties in the air-conditioned store.

The cinnamon dark chocolate bar and chocolate shot were both delicious, but I wasn’t a fan of the non-dairy milk chocolates. I’m also highly opposed to charging an admission charge to a simple business. I didn’t like it in Taiwan, and I still don’t like it here. Not to mention that you don’t know you’ve just paid a charge to promote animal mistreatment until you’re already there! Such a horrible sensation. When you depart, you can see the stomping, shouting creatures locked up.

I wouldn’t return here, but it’s on this list since you’ll surely find its items in every collection of Bali chocolate shops and grocery stores around the island. This is my personal experience with their product.

Jl. Tukad Ayung, Carangsari, Petang, Kabupaten Badung, 80353, Bali, Indonesia (3 locations noted on map)

Cost for admission: Rp.95,000 (only for above location)

Daily hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (double check with social media)

Chocolates by Mason

Mason Chocolates is the most well-known Balinese chocolate brand on the island, although it is not well-known outside. When I initially arrived, I was ecstatic to visit their business since I’d seen images of the enormous restaurant next to the caf and the pool overlooking rice terraces. Within, I discovered 7 cases of bonbons and samples of all their chocolates, including two varieties of white and milk chocolate and a variety of percentages and tastes of dark chocolate.

The bonbons were hit or miss, with some good and a few I threw out (*cough* plain white chocolate *cough*). But, the bars of palm sugar white chocolate were delicious. Over a dozen types of gelato, chocolate-dipped ice creams, and a variety of a dozen pastries were among the items I didn’t have time to taste. They also feature a large selection of chocolate-dipped treats, an open chocolate manufacturing area, a complete bar, and fresh waffles! This is a place where they want you to spend the whole day.

But I despise the fact that they provide elephant rides. I in no way support animal abuse. It is undoubtedly tied to the company, yet it is kept separate at all costs.

Jl. Raya Taro, Taro, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia 80561.

Daily hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (double check with social media)

Chocolate by Charly’s

Regrettably, this was one of the two Bali chocolate stores that I did not get to visit. This Balinese chocolate culture mainstay began in 2009, producing both chocolate and soap from locally cultivated materials. The shop’s surroundings are reminiscent of a little cocoa-scented town, with traditional-inspired conical houses along the shoreline.

At the time of writing, the Balinese government was still changing the closure restrictions, so although you could ordinarily plan a tour and tasting on the grounds, it is now subject to the government’s whim. Certain Charlys goods may be found in larger Balinese supermarkets under the trademark Bali Chocolate.

Address: Pertima, Subagan, Kec. Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80813, Indonesia

Daily hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (double check with social media)

Raw Chocolate from Ubud

Ubud Raw is in an ideal location to service the raw vegan population that travels to Bali. Just downtown is their modest shop, which sells four distinct kinds of truffles in three different sizes, as well as slabs of plain chocolate. The truffles have a chocolate taste at first, but then they become incredibly earthy and powdery.

If this chocolate is created from unfermented and low-temperature-dried cocoa, they’ve done an excellent job. It doesn’t taste like the chocolate we all grew up with, but it’s not half terrible. They also offer large bags of raw coconut sugar, cacao beans, and cacao nibs. The store is air-conditioned and offers free drinking water as well as a short drink menu that includes both chocolate and coffee.

Jl. Gootama No.8, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia (two locations)

Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (double check with social media)

Pristine Chocolate

This is the other manufacturer I didn’t get to see in person, but who does have two locations on Bali. Primo was founded in 2008 by Italian Architect Giuseppe Verdacchi, who was driven by a desire to obtain ethically-grown local cacao and transform it into wonderful chocolate, much as he enjoyed as a youngster.

Its present roster reflects their tropical Indonesian surroundings as well as the founder’s European ancestry. A chocolate power bar, plain 80% dark chocolate, and 80% chocolate bars flavored with local elements like ginger, sesame, and Balinese chilli are all available. I couldn’t find any of their Primo Cioccolato items in the local stores I visited, so you’ll need to visit their store in person to test them out, or have some sent to your Bali apartment.

Jl. Bumbak Dauh No. 130, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (Both the store and the factory are marked on the map)

Mon-Sat, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (double check with social media)

Chocolate Sorga

Sorga Chocolate has a tiny shop in downtown Ubud, with a limited menu and just one (English-speaking) staff at a time. Their range comprises 8 or 9 chocolate flavors and percentages, many bonbon tastes, and some cocoa nibs, cacao husk tea, and cacao beans for sale. It’s quite little, but it’s a store with no Internet or seating, but lots of samples.

Jl. Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, 80571, Bali, Indonesia (2 locations)

Daily hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (double check with social media)

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