When the cravings for chocolate strike, our best bet might be Royce', which boasts retail branches conveniently scattered throughout the Klang Valley, including Publika, KLCC, Tropicana City, Bangsar Village, Empire Subang & The Gardens.
Thanks to Royce' for this sampler kit of its Hokkaido-made specialties, certainly some of the most spectacular chocolates we've enjoyed in many, many months.
Our favorite: the Nama "Au Lait" _ smooth, sumptuous chocolate that melts in the mouth with a pleasurably peerless explosion of fresh, creamy flavor.
A RM45 box with 20 pieces of these cocoa-dusted babies isn't cheap, but it's well worth it.
Everything else pales in comparison, but it's still fun to snack on these creative, savory-sweet treats of ridged potato chips (RM45), coated with white chocolate & a touch of milky cheese. Fascinatingly crisp & creamy all at once.
Criollo Chocolate, favored by fans of dark, bitter varieties, thanks to the use of Venezuela's tropical "Sur del Lago" cacao beans for a deep, rounded flavor.
Utterly addictive: Whole-roasted almonds dipped in dark chocolate. Marvelous for munching.
Royce' Chocolates Malaysia.