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When it comes to chocolates, just like many other forms of indulgence – wine, whisky, cars, women, and so forth – the premium stuff are almost always better. One of the more exclusive brands available anywhere has got to be Godiva, the chocolatier named after the legend of Lady Godiva, a naked lady on horseback (check their logo!)

Godiva cafe at Pavilion KL
Godiva cafe at Pavilion KL, this hot chick is Winnie

The company was founded  in Belgium in 1926 by Joseph Draps, over the past 80 some years it has grown to become one of the larger premium chocolate brand in the world with annual sales over $500 million. We are fortunate enough to have our very own Godiva Cafe at Pavilion where you can purchase a lot of their products as well as have coffee, cakes, and other good stuff.

Perfect getaway for a lovely tea time.

Godiva at Pavilion KL
ciki pours some coffee while Yazeed explains on

A couple weeks ago a bunch of us were invited to Godiva Cafe for a private function that aptly named The Chocolate Story where we were taught a bit of history about chocolates (you can learn them from wikipedia too, but wikipedia doesn’t give you chocolates to eat), and get our hands messy in a Master Chocolatier workshop.

to melt the chocolate
to melt the chocolate, you only need a single candle

According to the brand manager Yazeed, Godiva sources only the best ingredients to make their chocolates. For example, the best cocoa is from Ivory Coast, and hence that is the only place Godiva get their cocoa.

After the chocolate history lesson, we were shown the ways of chocolatiers. First, we melt a bar of Godiva, and all you ever need is a single candle. Try doing that with your pasar malam stuff, I think you’d need a penunu bunsen. (this is due to the much higher sugar content, among other things, in mass produced chocolates)

and make our own chocolate derived goodies
and make our own chocolate derived goodies

With the melted chocolates, we then made our own chocolate products – chocolate lollipops, chocolate biscuits, chocolate cornflakes, and all these with bits of other stuff to make them real pretty too.

We were then served some food while the chocolates were being chilled.

and you can buy some godiva hampers as Hari Raya gifts too
and you can buy some godiva hampers as Hari Raya gifts too

In conjunction with bulan Ramadan and upcoming Hari Raya, you can now get your hands on “GODIVA Chocolatier Hamper Collection” – there are three types altogether and cutely named Jubilee, Impression and Jewel De Nile

oh yes, ahh, i see, it's like that haaa
oh yes, ahh, i see, it’s like that haaa

It was overall a fun, informative, and definitely very satisfying session at Godiva, I got to learn quite a bit about chocolates that I previously hadn’t a clue about, and of course, get my chocolate cravings fixed too. You can read Kim, Ciki, taufulou, and KampungBoyCityGal’s accounts.

and a grou picture for all the lucky buggers
and a grou picture for all the lucky buggers

Writing this is making me crave for some proper chocolates again, gahhhhh!

map to Pavilion KL

Address:
Godiva Chocolatier Cafe
Level 2, Pavilion
Jln Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

GPS3.148872, 101.713368
Tel03-2142 5252

 

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Discuss : Godiva – The Chocolate Story

  1. I prefer chocolates from la maison du chocolat. :)

  2. quite fun to make your own chocolate goodies.. seems expensive at times, but it’s always worth eating :)

  3. Ciki is pouring hot chocolate la.. chis! Love the last photo – need one!

  4. wonder if the ramadan hampers have got chocolate-covered dates in them! :D

  5. wah what an indulgence in the morning. I can’t make it… looks like fun!

  6. That was AWESOME!

  7. cazushiki

    hot chick winnie YO! LOL!! great write-up, thanks “KC” (that was what yazeed called you the other day, kan?) :lol:

  8. For me the real story is how Godiva rips off Asian consumers.

    56RM per 100g is pretty shocking, though not as ripoff as the Singapore price of $32 for 100g.

    Godiva in Europe only costs about 34RM for 100g. In purchasing power parity terms, that’s about the price of a plate of chicken rice in a cheap, sit-down Asian cafe (i.e. not hawker centre).

    • Tabea: that’s not Godiva’s fault per se, the reason people buy chocolates from duty free shops is well, taxes in different countries I believe.

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