Valentine's Day 2021: The Best Chocolate Gifts in Singapore for Your Loved Ones
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, chocolates have always been the gift of choice for many couples (along with candies, flowers and jewellery). Why wouldn't it be? Not only is it considered an aphrodisiac, it's also the perfect pick-me-up treat thanks to its decadent sweet and bitter flavours and add-ons of fruits and nuts.
Now that it's February and we’re nearing the most romantic day of the year, it's time to select the best chocolate presents to surprise your lover.
Chef chocolatier Jean Apostolou wants to sweeten the celebration with the Valentine’s Day 2021 collection, presented in beautiful heart-shaped boxes. These are filled with limited-edition flavours which include the crème brulee milk chocolate that envelops a decadent caramel filling; dark chocolate ganache ensconced in more dark chocolate; and strawberry and vanilla surprise encased within a sweet white chocolate shell.
2/5 Janice Wong Singapore
Pastry queen Janice Wong never fails to satisfy our cravings for chocolate—especially on the day of hearts. And this year, she continues this tradition with the most Instagrammable and imaginative flavours such as chardonnay, strawberry juniper berry, praline pop rocks and kaffir lime caramel. These chocolates come in the shape of hearts and roses.
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3/5 Läderach Chocolatier Suisse
Since the popular Swiss chocolatier set up shop in Singapore last year, it’s been well-loved by the sweet-toothed for its signature frischschokolad (or fresh chocolate) studded with an assortment of ingredients. When you opt for the Best of Läderach Gift Set for your beloved, you’ll get the frischschokolad as well as the truffle and praline set (which comes in a variety of flavours), and the ChocoBijoux (Swiss milk can) gift pack.
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This home-grown chocolate brand’s Ultimate Valentine’s Day gift set consists of 50 handmade chocolates shaped like little hearts. The luscious flavours range from classics such as champagne truffles and salted caramel to more creative ones including mayan chilli bonbons, yuzu and mint.
5/5 Royce Chocolate
Chocolate gifts need not be expensive as long as they’re delightfully tasty, and that’s what the Nama Chocolate sets by this well-loved Japanese dessert brand are all about. Each box comes in decadent creations—chocolates made with the finest cacao from countries such as Ghana and Ecuador, and infused with Hennesy VSOP, champagne, green tea and Hokkaido ice cream for a melt-in-your-mouth texture.