12 places in Hong Kong chocolate-lovers will want to visit this World Chocolate Day

12 places in Hong Kong chocolate-lovers will want to visit this World Chocolate Day

July 7 marks one of the most important days of the year – World Chocolate Day. Celebrate in cocoa-filled, chocolate-y style by hitting up one (or more, we won’t judge) of these 12 Hong Kong eateries

Forget Christmas or the Lunar New Year, the only date you really need to circle on your calendar is today – World Chocolate Day. The YP team will be putting our favourite chocolate bars to the test later today to find out which choc is truly the tastiest – check out our Facebook Live video this afternoon. In the meantime, here are some of our favourite chocolate treats in Hong Kong to help you celebrate the sweetest day of the year.

Best chocolate ice cream

While the wet weather of the past few weeks doesn’t exactly put you in the mood for something cold, you should make an exception for ice cream – because rain or shine, these bad boys are too good to miss.

Emack and Bolio obviously knew we were coming when it named its delicious fudge and chocolate chunk ice cream Serious Chocolate Addiction. How could we resist? Other chocolate options include Mud Pie and Chocolate Moose.
Find it: 26 Cochrane St, Central

Lab Made Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream has perfected the science of our favourite dessert. So, purely for research purposes, step into their laboratory and order the chocolatiest flavour from their ever-changing menu.
Find it: Brown St, Tai Hang

Holly Brown understands that creating the perfect ice cream is a personal thing, which is why they allow you to choose your own options, and they’ll mix the whole thing together. If you do need some guidance though, we recommend the choc-filled Oh Fudge and Yin Yang.
Find it: 22 Stanley Street, Central


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Best chocolate milkshake

Nothing says “chocoholic” louder than a thick and foamy chocolate drink, piled with sweet stuff on top. If you want to truly honour World Chocolate Day (and you should), then a milkshake is the way to do it.

The Diner serves delicious American-style food, so it knows a thing or two about milkshakes. Whether you like yours with crumbled Oreos, crushed M&Ms or Nutella, chances are you’ll find your perfect milkshake here.
Find it: 4-8 Arbuthnot Rd, Central

HeSheEat features several different smoothies and shakes on its menu – but for maximum chocolateyness, order the Mocha Cookie Frappe.
Find it: 22 Pak Po St, Mong Kok; and 2 Great George St, Causeway Bay

BLT Burger may have burger-making down to a fine art, but its milkshakes rival anything else on the menu, too. The Rocky Road shake combines chocolate ice cream with brownie bites, while Monkey Business teams ice cream with peanut butter.
Find it: Harbour City, Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Best chocolatier

If you’re looking for something more understated, you might want to stay away from the freakshakes and instead go for some classic chocolate. Luckily, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to delicate treats in the 852.

Godiva is a must-visit for any chocolate lover. Their beautiful assortment of truffles, caramels and pralines will leave you drooling ... good luck deciding which to choose.
Find it: various locations across Hong Kong

La Maison du Chocolat’s clean and classic geometric chocolate shapes are perfect for any minimalist. We especially love the edgy design on their Choc is Chic collection.
Find it: various locations across Hong Kong

Awfully Chocolate is the brainchild of Singaporean Lyn Lee, who knows the key to any great chocolate treat is honest, natural ingredients. Try the delicious dark chocolate ganaches dusted with cocoa powder and see for yourselves.
Find it: Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok; and Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay


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Best chocolate cake

Remember Bruce Bogtrotter, the boy in Roald Dahl’s Matilda who manages to eat two colossal chocolate cakes while the whole school cheers him on? Well, World Chocolate Day is the one day of the year when we can all unleash our inner Bruce Bogtrotter. Enjoy.

Twelve Cupcakes knows that the best way to enjoy cakes is by the dozen (or more). But if you can only have one, you’d better make it the oh-so-chocolatey Mudslide.
Find it: various locations across Hong Kong

Lady M is famous for their beautiful centrepiece cakes – we especially love their signature Mille Crepe cakes, and there just so happens to be a chocolate version. What’s not to love?
Find it: Harbour City, Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; and 1-3 Cleveland St, Causeway Bay

Passion makes such pretty, delicate and altogether Insta-worthy French pastries, it’s almost a shame to eat them. But trust us, you’ll be glad you did. La Boule Chocolat and the signature “Passion” Chocolat are our favourites.
Find it: various locations across Hong Kong

Edited by Ginny Wong

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
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