While having lunch with Eiling the chocolate lady a few moons ago, she came up with an idea of a short trip to Fidani, the chocolate factory she works at. We thought it’ll be pretty neat to emulate Charlie’s method and issue visitors a golden ticket each as invitation.

A couple weeks ago the chocolate lady passed me boxes of freshly made chocolates with just the right stuff in it, and last week a dozen of us danced our way to Shah Alam for a weekend lawatan sambil belajar sambil makan (study & eating trip).

Fidani Chocolate Factory
Golden Tickets!

There were more than a dozen of us: Suanie, FA, Cheesie, Kim, ST, Rachel, Nicholas, Grace, Eyeris, Hsu Jen, David Cheong, Ziling, and Yiling. The last two are younger sisters of Eiling, who affectionately refers themselves as the EZY sisters. *gasp*

Fidani Chocolate Factory
master chocolatier chef Amer explaining on, Eiling giving her speech

A huge box of chocolate was on the table as we entered the meeting room, we attacked the chocolate right away. By the time Eiling came in with the master chocolatier chef Amer, we were already half way through with breakfast, libido building up from aphrodisiac overdose (ok ignore the last line)

Chef Amer then went on and gave us an entertaining and informative lesson about chocolates. On the ingredients (cocoa powder, cocoa butter), the best temperature to keep chocolates (21 c), the history, the difference between good and cheap “chocolate flavored confectioneries” (with loads of sugar and artificial flavoring), and even how Fidani got its name (from the owner’s daughter).

Fidani Chocolate Factory
fine chocolates, made by hand

After the lecture, we were given a tour of the factory, and it was actually the first time the big chef allowed outsiders to enter his well organized workshop.

Pretty much the whole chocolate making process is done by hand over here. From the industrial chocolate fondue fountain machine the melted chocolate is poured into the mould just to be emptied leaving a chocolate shell if fillings are to be added, then more chocolate is poured to complete the process. Other types of chocolates require different treatments, like those that’s covered with crushed peanuts, or the special durian chocolate.

Fidani Chocolate Factory
how do you like my donkey and KY chocolates? =)

The packing and boxing process are done manually too, the only machine we saw other than the chocolate fountain is the expiry date label machine that costs over RM 30,000! That thing can magically spray perfect expiry date on anything passes underneath it. Very neat.

Fidani Chocolate Factory
check out how Grace messed up her attempt

After looking around, it was the time to make our own chocolates! We poured melted chocolate on into the mould and did our own decoration with white chocolate and some bits of other ingredients. I made a dark chocolate and a milk chocolate bar. I think you must find them very awesome.

Some of the noobs messed up majorly and over poured chocolates, spilling it all over the mould. I think you can appreciate that from the collage of 3 photos above.

Fidani Chocolate Factory
ze Joker!

The above photo of Kim just reminds me of the funniest scene in The Dark Knight. Two of the EZY sisters looking ahead while the Joker standing behind, up to no good.

Fidani Chocolate Factory
look at Cheesie so happy with her chocolate bags!

After the tour, we went back to the meeting room to sample some new chocolates not in the market yet and gave our feedbacks. That basically meant we were eating even more chocolates.

Fidani Chocolate Factory
and one for the team!

Before we left, Eiling gave each of us a big goodie bag filled with at least 2-300 ringgit worth of fine chocolates. That’s gonna be my supply for at least the next few week. We headed to ah foong bak kut teh for lunch right after, ahh, it was a Saturday morning well spent.

Fidani chocolates are available at Genting and KLIA, KKIA, Penang IA, LCCT, Kuching airport, and Langkawi airport and Jetty. Excuse me now I am going to have some chocolates!

KY visits – Golden Ticket to Fidani Chocolate Factory
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56 thoughts on “KY visits – Golden Ticket to Fidani Chocolate Factory

  • September 15, 2008 at 5:06 pm
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    Thanks for coming. Thanks to Chef Amer too! We’re not that “ezy” ok?!! Anyway, wouldn’t have done it without you helping to coordinate the visit! *Applause* Btw, you still have the chocolates? If cannot finish, you can always give them to me.

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  • September 15, 2008 at 5:22 pm
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    Can i join ur next lawatan sambil belajar dan makan…opppss?

    Sounds interesting. enjoy the chocolates.

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  • September 15, 2008 at 5:51 pm
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    eiling,
    Don’t be greedy! πŸ˜›

    kaiwah,
    Will sure enjoy them. πŸ˜€

    chuan,
    Stim! πŸ˜€

    vialentino,
    Hehehe, we shall see we shall see. πŸ˜‰

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  • September 15, 2008 at 6:35 pm
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    an ex-colleague was working there for a while – I remember the chocolate covered almonds were TO DIE FOR… πŸ˜€ eh KY, share the love a bit lah, since you got so much chocolate!!

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  • September 15, 2008 at 7:32 pm
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    Beetrice: Yeah I’ve seen your blog post on fidani before!

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  • September 15, 2008 at 7:39 pm
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    i want to buy KY’s choc!

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  • September 15, 2008 at 7:40 pm
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    Durian Chocolate! I MUST TRY!!!!! πŸ™‚

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  • September 15, 2008 at 7:59 pm
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    beetrice,
    Come! πŸ˜›

    eiling,
    oOO

    whateverthing inc,
    KLIA, Genting, etc etc.. πŸ˜›

    Dabido,
    You’d be flying here, check out the KLIA store then! πŸ˜€

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  • September 15, 2008 at 8:55 pm
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    We’re anything but easy and sleazy :p

    Fidani is also available in LCCT KK, pls buy k? Hehe. And omg, I look so ugly πŸ™

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  • September 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm
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    I want to try KY chocolate πŸ˜›
    and your donkey very nice.. haha

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  • September 15, 2008 at 9:03 pm
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    I know Jessica too.haha , and she’s the sweetest soul eva .

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  • September 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm
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    I still haven’t finish my chocs yet >.< eat till die lol

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  • September 15, 2008 at 10:21 pm
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    chocolates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :'( me oso want chocs but too broke dee… how?? KY can gimme some of the chocs ah?? πŸ˜›

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  • September 15, 2008 at 10:42 pm
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    OMG! I’m so jealous. I want to go on your lawatan sambil belajar sambil makan trips too. Customized chocolates…

    It must be fun to wear all those clean room gear and make your own chocolates. I am interested in making a weirder concoction than durian chocolate. πŸ˜‰

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  • September 16, 2008 at 12:08 am
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    YilingL,
    Hahaha, I’m sure, I’m sure.

    ahbing,
    Hahha thanks. πŸ˜€

    David Lai,
    Yaaa, I’ve known her for something like 4-5 years already!

    David,
    Hahaha I can understand. πŸ˜›

    racoon,
    Beg for money, then buy! πŸ˜›

    Huai Bin,
    Ya like working at Intel! Why la you stay so far away.

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  • September 16, 2008 at 2:06 am
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    I am totally green with envy now. You lucky bunch!

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  • September 16, 2008 at 2:14 am
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    What can I say your was one of the best Carl’s Jr. pics I can find on google that wasn’t painted pretty yeh?

    Anyway thks for stopping my blog, since I hardly get anyone commenting on it πŸ™‚

    Anyway, my apologies if u found it abusive or anyway that I have insulted you or whatever. Cheers…

    -ZS-

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  • September 16, 2008 at 6:07 am
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    wah, so good…how come u drew donkey one? πŸ™‚

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  • September 16, 2008 at 7:48 am
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    So nice to have lawatan sambil belajar and sambil MAKAN!!!!

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  • September 16, 2008 at 8:56 am
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    eh i dun understand the last picture. what u all doing!

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  • September 16, 2008 at 9:13 am
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    cc,
    πŸ˜€

    ZS,
    copying and putting on another server with a credit would be better though. πŸ™‚

    annant,
    Cos I can’t draw a bunny. πŸ˜›

    Penny,
    Best! πŸ˜€

    pinkpau,
    It’s called random camwhore pose. πŸ˜€

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  • September 16, 2008 at 10:34 am
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    This is very educational. I love this kind of foodie post.

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  • September 16, 2008 at 11:38 am
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    yeeee, so nice! next time ajak us la

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  • September 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm
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    hcfoo,
    Thanks for the vote of confidence. πŸ˜€

    ahmike,
    Hahah I hope I hope.

    Peb,
    yes, lucky indeed. πŸ˜‰

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  • September 16, 2008 at 3:02 pm
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    Oh btw we don’t use peanuts la KY. apa ni?!!

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  • September 16, 2008 at 3:03 pm
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    wow, an interesting trip, i remember I went for a lawatan sambil belajar @ Bata factory…

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  • September 16, 2008 at 5:31 pm
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    ur chocolate no nice no nice.. *bleks* din give me some…. hng!!! stingy!!!

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  • September 16, 2008 at 5:47 pm
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    lol @ above…hng! Stingy! hahahahahahaa

    Best

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  • September 16, 2008 at 7:24 pm
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    Okay~~ tis is nice!!! πŸ™‚
    wow.. the choco is .. yum yum

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  • September 16, 2008 at 8:04 pm
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    Oh my god, chocolate spree… I want some, share share?? Haha..

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  • September 16, 2008 at 9:51 pm
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    eiling,
    Ops, corrected πŸ˜›

    mimid3vils,
    HHaha did you get free shoes? πŸ˜€

    JunJun-Riko,
    Very smart! πŸ˜›

    Kuzco,
    Hahaha.

    d1,
    Very nice, yes!

    Zues,
    You wish! πŸ˜›

    Simon Seow,
    Don’t have already.

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  • September 16, 2008 at 11:06 pm
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    chocolate! my favourite!

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  • September 16, 2008 at 11:35 pm
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    dude whats golden tciket?

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  • September 17, 2008 at 10:50 am
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    jolene,
    Me too!

    adry azad,
    Never watch Charlie & the chocolate factory?

    Big Boys Oven,
    Very! πŸ˜€

    Reta,
    Shhhh, he is supposed to be anonymous!

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  • September 17, 2008 at 2:00 pm
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    u had vegetarian food today?
    haha….seen you few times in KLCC area already.
    didnt mean to stalk u though.

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  • September 17, 2008 at 2:03 pm
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    wow… the chocolate looks deliciuos…. Does it taste nice? Must ask cheesie to keep some for me… hehe

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  • September 17, 2008 at 3:04 pm
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    yl,
    Yes! Say hi laa next time. πŸ˜€

    Carrie,
    Oh of course tastes awesome! πŸ˜€

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  • September 17, 2008 at 5:09 pm
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    wahh! glamorous! why these chokluds are made so expensive??!!

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  • September 25, 2008 at 5:17 pm
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    xin,
    Cos good ingredients aren’t cheap maa

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  • October 5, 2008 at 10:29 am
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    How do you get the invitation to the chocolate factory? The chocolate looks so nice and mouth watering…

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  • October 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm
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    boonchuan,
    Eiling the marketing lady is a good friend. πŸ˜€

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  • October 22, 2008 at 3:41 pm
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    WOW….DURIAN CHOCOLATE MUST TRY
    THE MOST INNOVATIVE CHOCOLATE AWARD 2004

    YUMMMY FILLED WITH RICH CREAMY DURIAN…
    CAYALAH CHEFF AMER…….

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  • January 26, 2009 at 12:25 am
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    Just wanna know how did you organize this outing? Can I have the same for children below 12?

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  • February 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm
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    saya pelajat dari SMK Tun Haji Abdul Malek,cheng melaka ingin membuat lawatan ke kilang coklat fidani..macam mana saya ingin membuat pemohanan untuk membuat lawatan sambil belajar ke sana..harap maklum..

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    • February 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm
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      siti aisyah: i’m afraid you have to call up fidani via their website’s contact number. my friend doesn’t work there anymore.

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  • August 5, 2014 at 11:19 am
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    any job available for me..Hra or Account πŸ˜‰

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