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19 Singapore Chocolate Shops Worth it for Mid-Autumn Festival

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The number of chocolate shops in Singapore has stayed more or less steady over the last few years. Yet the quality of the options has undoubtedly risen, and that’s one thing definitely worth celebrating. There are Godiva in Singapore, just all over the city. But the only reason the Godiva in Singapore have even been mentioned in this list is because so many people search for it, and I have to at least try to sway those searchers towards a higher-quality, local products.

Honestly, considering how highly populated the island is, I’m surprised at how long it’s taken Singapore to dive into fine chocolate. The country is actually less than half the size of London, and coincidentally, European-style chocolate abounds in both lands. Throughout the Four Tigers, actually, are a huge variety of Belgian and Swiss and French chocolatiers— and a fledgling local chocolate scene commanding more & more attention.

Starting maybe four years ago the “little red dot” began to form a fine chocolate community. But chocolate and cacao have a much longer history in the country, going back to when Singapore was part of Malaysia. When Singapore was still under colonial rule, they even tried to grow cacao there, but since the plants never bore much fruit, plantations were moved into modern-day Malaysia.

Note that although I found many mentions of them, Demochoco, Beau Cacao, Choco Elf, and Leela’s Fine Chocolates all seem to now have basically disappeared from the scene.

Singapore Chocolatiers

Most of the chocolate stores in Singapore are those of chocolatiers, meaning that they take ready-made chocolate shape & flavor it into various confections. Note that Takashiyama Department Store has a lot of chocolate brands, including most of the foreign chocolatiers in Singapore.

Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie

One of the newest chocolate shops in Singapore, Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie is a one-stop-shop for all the chocolate lovers in your life. Their focus is on craft chocolate, and particularly chocolates made with cacaos sourced from across Asia, including a few chocolates made in Singapore. While they’re still doing some pop-up shops around the city for major holidays, like the Mid-Autumn Festival or Valentine’s Day, your best bet for getting their full selection is to visit their shop in person.

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

Hours: 11am-7pm, Tue.-Fri. & 10am-7pm, Sat./Sun./Holidays (closed Mondays)

Läderach Chocolatier Suisse

This Swiss chocolatier is known for their rich milk chocolate truffles, and full range of classic Swiss praline flavors. At the location marked on the map below, they stock only a wide range of chocolate barks; I like the gingerbread and the richer dark chocolate flavors. But note that the location in the airport does also have their full range of truffles and bonbons, in addition to the barks.

Address: Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road #B204 B2 Food Hall 7, 2, Singapore 228514

Hours: 10am-9pm, daily

Venchi Cioccolato

Venchi is one of the most famous Italian chocolate brands, perhaps best known for their gianduja, a hazelnut-chocolate paste. At this Takashiyama Department Store location, you can purchase half a dozen gelato flavors (with cones), jars of chocolate hazelnut creme, Italian chocolate bars, and a couple dozen flavors of pre-packaged truffles at just $1-2SGD each. I like the guianduiotto (fondente ripieno), myself, but I basically grew up on the stuff.

Address: Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City B2, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (several locations; only one on map below)

Hours: 10am-9pm, daily

Godiva (Singapore)

The Godiva in Singapore downtown, in the Takashiyama Department Store, carries the usual couple dozen truffle flavors, mini bars, and pre-packed boxes. I cannot stress how much I dislike Godiva.

Address: Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City B2, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (several locations; only one on map below)

Hours: 10am-9pm, daily

Royce (Singapore)

Royce is a famous Japanese chocolate brand, best known for their nama chocolates, boxes of square-cut chocolate ganache. This outlet offers boxes of their nama chocolate in all their classic flavors, as well as boxes of chocolate thins and chocolate-covered potato chips or nuts. I opine that Royce tastes better than Godiva, but neither company sources their cacao thoughtfully.

Address: Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City B2, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (several locations; only one on map below)

Hours: 10am-9pm, daily

The Dark Gallery

With so many retail locations, I wasn’t expecting much from The Dark Gallery, but color me surprised by their chocolate. Singapore is home to several locations of this chain, which stocks a large selection of cakes of varying sizes, drinks, full-sized cakes for takeaway, and a dozen flavors of macarons (at the location I went to).

The truffles come in two sizes and flavor palates, both of similar prices The bonbons themselves are clear in flavor and well-made, especially the dark chocolate passion fruit. I’d be pretty happy to get a box of these, and might even go out of my way for some of their fruit flavors.

Address: Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Rd, #B2-29 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872

Hours: 11am-10pm, daily

Laurent Bernard Chocolatier

Paris-born chocolatier Laurent Bernard has brought his mediants, chocolate-covered treats, chocolate bars and bonbons to Singapore— carefully stored in a refrigerated room, of course. Their huge trays of truffles are usually filled with one flavor each, and once they run out, they’re gone until that flavors is back in stock.

There’s plenty of space for maybe 30 patrons to sit and eat outside or inside in the A/C, with free water available anytime. Based on the chocolate origins, names, and appearances, Mr. Bernard uses Valrhona chocolate, so none of this is bean to bar, but the taste combinations are nicely done (& expensive).

The flavors in his truffles are very clear and not too sweet, though the fruit flavors fall a bit sour and the herbal ones can be one-dimensional. In the regular cafe area are his famous cakes and 9 flavors of gelato, from speculoos to mango, though most patrons visit for the extensive drink menu, including hot chocolates, teas, whiskeys, and espresso-based drinks. I recommend a couple of bonbons and a small cake, split amongst friends.

Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 239013

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

Awfully Chocolate

Awfully is one of the oldest chocolatiers in Singapore. Note that they only sell their truffles in boxes, starting from 6 bonbons for $18SGD. We tried that 6 piece set, which includes one each of some dark and milk chocolate bonbons. The flavors were very basic; though there was no insert explaining them, I was able to guess pretty easily (note that one bonbon included liquor).

The Dark ones definitely have added cocoa powder, as they taste super bitter in a low fat way, like they took out too much of the cocoa butter. However, the Salted Caramel and the plain Milk Truffle weren’t bad, mostly because they were unremarkable (though they also weren’t worth $3SGD each). The chain of cafes is perhaps better known for their cakes and drinks, which are the main attraction for visitors, who usually come in groups to settle in for an afternoon treat.

Address: 313 Orchard Rd, #02 – 50, Singapore 238895 (various locations)

Hours: 10am-10pm, daily

Anjali Chocolat

At their retail location near downtown Singapore, Anjali sells chocolate bars with inclusions, chocolate-covered nuts, and 2 dozen flavors of bonbons. The nut-based bonbons were too bland for my tastes, but I enjoyed the Salted Caramel and the fruit flavors, especially the Pineapple bonbon. The staffperson who helped me was very personable and was able to answer almost all of my questions. I’d go back just for the service and a few fruity chocolates.

Address: #02-K4 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933

Hours: 10am-8:30pm, daily

Janice Wong Chocolatier

Janice Wong may be one of the biggest names in Southeast & East Asian chocolates, with a huge presence in Macao, Hong Kong, and Singapore. At her shop they offer boxes of bonbons, mochi, very intricate cakes, and small boxes & jars of colored chocolates.

I bought a selection of six bonbons, and with the exception of the milk tea, we found all of the flavours to be way too strong and monotone. The bonbons were beautiful, but we were disappointed by the lack of complexity. If you go, the Kaffir Lime was our favorite (but again, very strong), though I wouldn’t personally make the effort to buy more Janice Wong bonbons.

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

Hours: 10am-9:30pm, daily

Wimbly Lu Chocolates

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The location I visited didn’t have truffles, and I didn’t have the time to go out of my way to their more northern location. But if you’re pressed on time or have a pressing chocolate craving, the Wimbly Lu location marked on the map below does sell chocolate truffles. They come in a variety of flavors, such as Milo and Speculoos Cookies. Consider this a PSA.

Address: 15-2 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987

Hours: 12pm-10:30pm, Mon./Wed./Thu. & 12pm-11pm, Fri. & 9am-11pm, Sat. & 9am-10:30pm, Sun. {closed on Tue.}

Patisserie G

I spent an hour walking here, only to be told that their bonbons are seasonal, only available around Christmastime. This was a week-and-a-half before Chinese New Year. So if you happen to be around during the other 50 weeks of the year, you can otherwise stop in for a bar of chocolate (made with couverture, not bean to bar), or some macarons or pastries. Their drink menu consists of a little of everything, mostly tea and chocolate, and is reasonably priced by Singaporean standards.

They do have some espresso-based beverages. In the Millennia Walk location you can grab a seat across the way with one of their sandwiches, or just head out with a jar of cookies, chocolate-covered fruits, or salted caramel spread. I suppose I’ll be back in December for a taste of their bonbons, but for now, you’ll have to roll the dice yourself on this one.

Address: 9 Raffles Blvd, #01-40 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596

Hours: 7:30am-9pm, Mon.-Fri. {open until 10pm Fri.} & 11am-10pm, Sat. & 11am-9pm, Sun.

Singapore Chocolate Makers

One of these is a chocolate shop in Singapore, and the other is online-only (with some pop-up shows).

Lemuel Chocolate

This unassuming kiosk houses the only bean to bar chocolate cafe in Singapore, and in my opinion, some of the best chocolate in Singapore. Lemuel opened three years ago, and is not only still in business, but thriving. They make a huge variety of & by far the best bonbons in Singapore, though they’re generally on the sweeter side.

They also sell cookies, gooey chocolate chunk brownies, chocolate tarts, and single origin chocolate bars. For those looking for a more immediate treat, Lemuel’s low-calorie cocoa tea and rich chocolate drinks are available in rotating origins. The cafe offers lots of samples and ability to learn, for those willing to ask.

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

Hours: 10am-9:30pm, daily

Fossa Chocolate

Fossa was the first bean to bar chocolate maker in Singapore, and continues to lead the country with their flavor blends and micro-batches of chocolate. While their chooclate is currently only available online and in select stores & pop-up markets around Singapore, they’re worth seeking out.

They have a standard lineup of 6-10 flavors which rotate in and out of stock as new batches are made, including Lychee Rose, Salted Egg Cereal, and their Pak Eddy (Indonesian) single origin. Additionally, they still make their famous rustic gems, though for now they haven’t yet branched out into bonbons. Their cookies are only available at select pop ups.

Check out their online shop: Fossa Chocolate

Singapore Chocolate Shops & Classes

Almost all of these Singapore chocolate shops are exclusively online or in various places as workshops are scheduled.

Hello Chocolate: Over the last several years, Hello Chocolate has become the go-to for craft chocolate in Singapore. The company’s selection has grown to now count dozens of chocolate brands from around the world. For those looking to buy luxury chocolates in Singapore, this should be your first stop. Hello Chocolate offers same-day chocolate delivery in Singapore, excepting weekends & public holidays.

Beans to Bars: This online chocolate shop features a variety of bean to bar chocolates and artisanal chocolate hampers. Their selection includes bars from around a half dozen chocolate makers from around the world, as well as couverture and gianduja options.

Chocolate Atelier (workshops): Run by a bonafide Swiss Maitre Chocolatier, Chocolate Atelier is an accessible spot for chocolate workshops in Singapore. The owner runs classes in baking & pastry a few times a week, as well as some bean to bar chocolate making classes. On their site, you’ll also find a selection of chocolate and chocolate-making materials for sale.  Click their name to see an updated calendar of events.

Chocolate Academy: The Chocolate Academy offers both pastry and specialized chocolate courses in a professional environment. Classes last 1 to 4 days, and are not cheap— these are high-level classes designed to teach you the ins & outs of the topic at hand. But if you’re looking to learn about chocolate in Singapore, this is your spot. Click their name to see an updated calendar of events.

Singapore Travel Tips

  • 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.

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