While Hong Kong may not be well known for chocolate, there are many hidden gems and homegrown brands around town which come in a wide array of styles, forms and recipes––vegan, 3D-printed and curiously flavoured. Here we’re listing 15 of the best chocolate and chocolate dessert brands to try in Hong Kong this summer that promise to make even the biggest chocoholic happy this World Chocolate Day.
1. Casa Cacao
Since pastry chef Jordi Roca from the world-renowned restaurant in Gironaset set up his first Hong Kong pop-up at Cupping Room Coffee Roasters in January, Casa Cacao has dazzled chocoholics with flavours not commonly available in Hong Kong. Alternative flavour profiles, including sheep’s milk and goat’s milk—which contain a grassy note and taste way richer than cow’s milk—are the Spanish chocolatier’s signature. Casa Cacao is also known for producing bean-to-bar chocolate bars with beans roasted in various degrees, bonbons in Ethiopian coffee, liquorice and tangerine flavours, and thick, gooey and nutty chocolate drinks. The popularity of the pop-up has led the chocolatier to a permanent spot at Central’s Graham Street Food Hall, which opened in May 2021.
Where to find it: Shop 3, 23 Graham Street, Central. Follow them on Instagram here.