Where to get your chocolate fix this Christmas

More chocolate goodness, please.

Christmas to me means chocolate – and lots of it.

Scratch that: I don’t need an occasion to have chocolate, or to crave it. I’m game any time. 😊

But since we’re on the subject, chocolate lovers like me won’t be able to resist looking at, buying, and eating chocolates in any way, shape or form this holiday season. How can we not? There are loads to choose from each and every year. 2021 is no exception; but let’s try to narrow it down here to five – the ones you should at least go with first, if you’re in Singapore. (And you can branch out from there.)


Singapore Kopi-C, Fragrant Pandan, and Strawberry Shortcake “guilt-free” flavoured chocolates

The eco-friendly, wildlife-inspired cushion covers, towels and placemats of the Wildlife Sanctuary collection are cute, but it’s the chocolates that will immediately catch your eye. (At least mine.) Made with sustainable palm oil (hence “guilt-free”), Canopy Chocolate comes in the above flavours in milk, white and dark chocolate.

• At a bundle deal for two at $25 (UP $32).

• Available in stores at the Singapore Zoo, River Wonders, Night Safari and/or Jurong Bird Park, and at the e-shop, Lazada and Shopee from 27 December 2021.

• Go to Mandai Wildlife Reserve for information.

Chocolates made with sustainable palm oil
Don't they look like gems?


Belgian chocolates in surprise holiday flavours

“Surprise” because you don’t know exactly what that Godiva holiday-inspired flavour will taste like. (But I’m sure it’ll be luscious.) You still have the milk and dark chocolates, the truffles, and other Godiva staples and flavours to look forward to, though. And depending on the box, you could have seven to 30 different pieces. A nice dilemma to have, if you ask me.

There are around 12 collections for you to choose from, and they come in themed containers. You have gift and luxury boxes, tins, and luxury hampers. The deciding factors would probably be the size of your wallet and the urgency of your cravings. But if you’re still on the fence, you can just buy a few pieces (for now).

So it might take you some time before you even get to decide. Again, a nice dilemma to have. 👍

• Prices range from $7 to $989.

• The Godiva 2021 Holiday Collection in Singapore is available at Bugis Junction, ION Orchard, Raffles City, Suntec City and Takashimaya S.C and at their website, while stocks last.

• Get 10% off from 6 to 24 December 2021 when you buy any of their holiday products.

Godiva Singapore Christmas hamper
Exciting for its variety


Sticky Chewy Chocolate ice cream log cake

Instead of “Merry Christmas”, should we say “Merry Giftmas”? I can’t remember a holiday season without me having at least a slice of log cake. With Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s Merry Giftmas, you get the ice cream/log cake in whole and mini sizes, covered in chocolate ganache.

That’s it. That’s it for this snippet. 😊 Just kidding. Actually, their line-up of holiday cakes and desserts are also worth looking into for yourself, and friends and family. Because a meal isn’t complete without a sweet treat.

(Their dine-in meal options – like the Boston Lobster Seafood Bag in either the Garlic Cream Butter Sauce or Cajun Curry Tomato Cream Sauce – are enticing too.)

• The Merry Giftmas is at $58 (1 kg). The mini Sticky Chewy Log is at $19.80 (300 g).

• Available until 5 January 2022, or until stocks last for the Christmas cakes. For delivery or pick-up.

• Go to Swensen’s Christmas menu.

Christmas ice cream log cakes
Aside from Merry Giftmas (top), there's the Pink Pearl Holiday and Santa's Secret<