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Yet, as consumer palates and buying interests become more sophisticated, chocolate manufacturers are offering more than candy, they’re offering the ‘chocolate experience’. Below are three luxury chocolate shops worth checking out in Singapore.

Hediard Boutique

The fabulous chocolates are just the start of your epicurean journey into this little Parisian haven with its signature red and black striped packaging.

In addition to unusual treats such as chocolate caramels with a touch of salt just a the merest taste to tantalise the throat are teas, coffees, mustards, olives, honey and other goodies you suddenly realise you need.


– 125 Tanglin Road, Tudor Court, Singapore 24792 Tel: +65 6333 6683 Fax: +65 6838 1797 Website: www.hediard.com.sg Email: la-boutique@hediard.com.sg Opening hours: Daily,. 10.30 am – 8.30 pm

teusin@singnet.com.sgTeuscher

These delightful chocolates make exceptionally good gifts. There are animal shapes (cute), hearts and diamonds (romantic), and plenty soaked in booze (deliciously decadent).

Gift boxes include some with charming pictures of musical composers.

The chocolates are flown in fresh from Zurich, contain no preservatives and last up to two weeks in the fridge (if you have the willpower).


– 390 Orchard Road, 01-07A Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871 Tel: +65 6735 2235 Fax: +65 6358 3519 Website: www.teuscher.com Email: teusin@singnet.com.sg Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 10.30am – 7 pm; Sun: 1 pm – 6 pm

Thos S. B. RafflesThos S. B. Raffles

If you’ve ever wondered how the chocolates you’re eating were made – and how fresh they are, take a peek through the glass door at Thos S. B. Raffles and see the chocolatiers at work.

Natural and preservative free, confections are a tantalising mix of Western and Eastern flavours. There is also a range of delicatessen food, tea, coffee and wine.


– 1 Beach Road, 01-30/31, Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673 Tel: +65 6412 1148 Fax: +65 6334 4786 Website: www.singapore-raffles.raffies.com Email: singaporeraffles@raffies.com Opening hours: Daily: 8.30 am – 8.30 pm