15 best chocolate and chocolate gifts you can find in Singapore

It’s the time of the year again, where festive bells are ringing and Christmas songs are playing. For some of you, this is also the time of the year where you begin to worry about gift exchanges.

Now, what better gift is there for the inner chocoholics in most of us other than – chocolates! That’s right, chocolate gifts are a classic that never goes out of style. The best chocolates come with intense richness and endless flavours that will never fail to wow the crowd.

However, you don’t want to be grabbing chocolates off the supermarket aisle; you probably want to pick a luxurious chocolate gift for your friend, and this article will give you all the information you need to source for the best chocolates in Singapore.

1. Anjalichocolat

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Banker-turned-chocolatier Anjali Gupta started her own handcrafted chocolate business with the motto that each chocolate should strive towards perfection, in taste and in appearance. Only chocolate pieces that pass a standard of perfection make it to the counter so you can be guaranteed quality.

Anjali is also fond of experimenting with flavour, and she even created a Singaporean favourite: Kaya Toast Pandan Chocolate! What’s more, if you’re looking for chocolate gifts, they have seasonal chocolates for every festival of the year, with their Christmas specials: Artisanal Chocolate Platter (S$185.00) and aGift Box of 50 Bonbons / Truffles (S$185.00). Check their website to see upcoming specials!

Location: 163 Tanglin Road, #02-K4, Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933
Opening hours: 10am to 8.30pm daily

2. Beans to Bars

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Beans to Bars is a chocolate distributor in Singapore carrying hard-to-find chocolate delights from Lithuania and Indonesia. They summed up their goal in this trade very neatly: To eat exclusive artisan chocolates we enjoyed when we were living overseas and at the same time not worry about ridiculous shipping prices.

For chocoholics, this store will be the very first you should check out for exotic chocolate items. Some of their best-selling products include C72% Organic Single Origin Dark Chocolate Madagascar (S$13) and 70% Single Origin Dark Chocolate Tanzania (S$12).

Check out their online store here.

3. Chocoelf

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Jointly established by an experienced chocolatier and a medical doctor, you would expect nothing less of Chocoelf’s motto: No Sugar is better than Sugar-ed. Their unique chocolate flavours are made healthier with Jovia, a type of artificial sweetener.

Not to worry, the richness of the chocolate is not compromised. In fact, Chocoelf are known to be rather experimental with the flavours of their chocolate, producing never-seen-before Rose & Coconut Dark Chocolate (S$8.80) as well as Curry Dark Chocolate (S$8.80).

Of course, we also have to mention the pride of Chocoelf, Kaya (S$8.80) and Durian (S$9.80) chocolates. One of the best chocolates in Singapore – for sure!

Locations: Takashimaya Department Store, B2 Food Hall, Ngee Ann City, Tower A, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873, and other locations
Opening hours: 10am to 9.30pm daily (Takashimaya),

You can also check out their online store here.

4. Chocolate Graphics

If you really want a unique chocolate gift set for your dearest and nearest, head to Chocolate Graphics, where you can personalise your own chocolates! No more boring-looking chocolate bars; they can now carry a message for you and – if you really want to be remembered for being a great gifter – a photograph as well!

From design to flavour to packaging even right down to delivery, Chocolate Graphics got it covered. They will even go all the way to review designs and packaging to make sure they nail down the perfect chocolate gift. If you want to celebrate this Christmas with a bang, this is the right store for you.

Check out their online store here.

 

5. Fossa Chocolate

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If you want another chocolatier that emphasises dedication in their production, Fossa Chocolate will surely impress you. They do the heavy-lifting processes themselves, from selecting, roasting, cracking and winnowing the cocoa beans to perfecting the recipe for your consumption.

They even host chocolate workshops so you can find out just how this team brings their chocolate creations to the table, not forgetting hand-making chocolate gifts using top quality ingredients all provided for you.

Not to worry if you’re skeptical about your skills, Fossa Chocolate has a Chocolate Gift Set for S$44 (4 pieces) or S$58 (6 pieces) where you can get flavours from Bolivia and Indonesia, which we bet you rarely get a chance to taste.

Location: Multiple locations, including ION Orchard, Jewel Changi Airport, and Funan.

You can also check out their online store here.

6. Godiva

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Ask anyone what’s the best chocolates they’ve tried and chances are Godiva will be one of the answers. Since its establishment in 1926 in Brussels, which is also known as the City of Chocolates, Godiva has expanded its business overseas and is now well-loved by Singaporeans.

More than just quality chocolate, Godiva actually has a moving legend behind its name – of Lady Godiva who rode through the city naked to fight for lifted taxation for her people. The shop therefore embodies the passion of its creator, which is simply endearing to us.

If you’d like to head over for their goodies, try their best-sellers: Assorted Chocolate Biscuits (S$52 to S$115), Chocolate Carre Collection (S$42 to S$136) and Chocolate Gold Edition (S$72 to S$165).

Outlets: ION Orchard, Bugis Junction, Raffles City Shopping Centre, and Takashimaya.

You can also check out their online store here.

7. Hello Chocolate

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Have you ever heard of luxury Thai chocolate made from Thai cacao that can even top the quality of some Swiss chocolate brands? Did you know that Iceland has a vibrant chocolate-making scene?

These are things that Hello Chocolate wants you to know, as it aims to reshape the future of the chocolate industry by introducing innovative, sustainable, independent craft chocolate brands to Singapore consumers.

The team actively supports the best established and emerging craft chocolate brands from around the world to bring you the edited and unique selection of the best chocolate made from bean to bar along with unbeatable gifting experience and original story-telling that inspires healthier and mindful lifestyle.

Shop online here.

8. Hediard (Permanently closed)

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With over 160 years of heritage, Hediard started out as a luxury delicatessen in Paris and has since expanded in business and trade. Today, they delight in making their household brand of chocolate confectioneries that boasts of impressing the finest connoisseurs.

This is not just an empty claim; winning the Best Chocolate Award by Singapore Tatler in 2012 is testimony of their refined taste. In fact, their chocolate catlog includes flavours such as Raspberry Lychee Granite, Le Praline Dulcey, and even a Tea Ganache Dark (chocolate infused with their special blend of tea). To get the best of each flavour, get their Assorted Boxes which range from S$12.90 to S$119.

Location: Multiple locations, including Paragon Market Place and MBS Jasons Deli.

You can also check out their online store here.

9. Janice Wong

Proclaimed Asia’s Best Pastry Chef by San Pellegrino in 2013 and 2014, Janice Wong is celebrated for her edible art installation with marshmallow ceilings and gumdrop-covered walls among her top creations. Taking inspiration from everyday objects, she has breathed art into her chocolate creations, like the lego blocks Chocolate Bon Bon Enzyme Marzipan.

If you’re unsure what to choose among the amazing chocolate art, go for the Assortment Boxes (S$12 to S$90) and the Chocolate Crayons (S$36 to S$95). If you’re looking for the best chocolates that also have a modern twist, Janice Wong is definitely where you go to.

Outlets: Multiple locations, including Paragon, Raffles City, and Changi Airport
Opening hours: 10am – 9.30pm (Paragon and Raffles City) and 6am – 1am (Changi Airport)

You can also check out her online store here!

10. Laurent Bernard

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Laurent Bernard is a French artisan chocolatier who boasts 20 years of culinary experience, with the past 10 years spent creating chocolate desserts in his namesake cafe, Laurent Cafe & Chocolate Bar.

What is so amazing about Bernard is his passion and dedication for the art of chocolate-making: each ingredient is carefully sourced and selected from all over the world, and Bernard himself took pains to establish close relationships with producers and farmers to ensure the very best ingredients.

His store carries 19 chocolate bars (S$13.20 to S$25) as well as a variety of Assortment boxes (S$8 to S$217) so you are spoilt for choice. Don’t let the simplistic design fool you; the flavours need only speak for themselves.

Location: Multiple locations, including Robertson Quay
Opening hours: Vary according to location

You can also check out the online store here.

11. Leela’s Fine Chocolates

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You’re probably bored now of the classic chocolates and are looking for something more creative. Leela’s Fine Chocolates got you covered. Producing a myriad of chocolate designs from traditional Santa Claus chocolate to more vibrant edible Christmas tree decorations, Leela’s European couverture chocolate will match taste with appearance.

They even have quirky edible footwear (S$12 to S$30) made entirely of chocolate if you want a really eye-catching gift!

Leela’s Fine Chocolates are available in their online store.

12. See’s Candies

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After the experimental chocolates that can almost count as avant-garde, it’s nice to go back to the roots of chocolate where simplicity is at its best. At See’s Candies, your taste buds will dance with the nostalgic taste of chocolates with traditional nuts and caramel fillings.

Even with the multitude of chocolate flavours available, See’s Candies have a custom mix option at their store where you simply load up your box with your favourite treats. The producers have also cleverly packaged the chocolates so that any box you buy will be perfect as a gift by itself. This is certainly one of the best chocolate gifts you can find in Singapore.

Outlets: The Forum Shopping Mall, #01-K2, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884, or
60 Airport Boulevard Singapore, Changi International Airport Terminal 2 – Departure Check-In South Hall, Singapore 819146

Opening hours: Vary according to location

You can also check out their online store.

13. Venchi Chocolate

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Venchi tells the story of a young man with great ambitions. At age 16, founder Silviano Venchi was already training to make fine chocolates in Turin, Italy, also known as the birthplace of Gianduja (a hazelnut chocolate paste).

You can be sure that Venchi’s pride is in their hazelnut-chocolate creations and a key ingredient is the Nocciola del Piemonte (Piedmont hazelnut), a sophisticated Italian hazelnut. A must-try item at Venchi is Nougatine, the chocolate which gave Venchi its worldwide fame. Try it for yourself and you’ll know why Venchi is considered one of the best chocolate retailers in Singapore.

Outlet: 2 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, #B2-K15, Canal Level, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: 10am to 9pm daily

14. Wimbly Lu Chocolates

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You’ve probably heard about Wimbly Lu’s waffles – they are all the rage ever since the cafe opened in 2013. However, we must not forget that their expertise is still chocolates (it’s in their name after all) and their homemade chocolate truffles do not disappoint.

Coming in 8 flavours at S$2 each – Baileys, Champagne, Rum & Raisin, Dark, Milk, Milo, Orange and Salted Caramel – these bit-size delights will make any chocoholic friends squeal in delight, especially those who appreciate a splash of alcohol in their truffles.

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Opening Hours: Vary according to locations

15. Laderach Chocolatier Suisse

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Those who have visited Switzerland would probably have seen Laderach boutiques there and may have bought some of their amazing chocolates home. Best known for their FrischSchoggi (Fresh Chocolate), Laderach is also the inventor of a revolutionary process to manufacture thin-walled hollow balls for truffles.

Those in the know would have heard that the brand has arrived in Singapore in 2019, available at a boutique in Jewel Changi Airport. Besides its usual offerings, you can also find beautifully packaged gift sets that anyone would love to receive this Christmas (or any special occasion, really!)

Locations: 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, #01-241, Singapore 819666 and 391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya S.C, B2 Food Hall, #B204-7-2, Singapore 238873
Opening hours: 9am – 11pm (Jewel Changi Airport) and 10am – 9.30pm (Takashimaya)

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