Holiday Gift Guide: For Chocoholics
The best gifts for Hong Kong chocolate lovers
Much like alcohol (specifically, limited edition liquor), we don't know anyone who doesn't like chocolate. So, make it easy for yourself this Christmas by picking from our list of the best gifts in Hong Kong for chocoholics. Trust us, you can't go wrong!
Chocolate bird by Thomas Trillion
Thomas Trillion's Christmas creations would have any chocoholic squealing like a child (or was that just us?). Dainty, detailed and cute, we love the chocolate bird cage (HK$788) and chocolate castle (HK$738) the most, both of which would make a great centrepiece on the dinner table.
Everything in this chocolate bird creation is edible, even the leaves.
The renowned pastry chef has also created a crystal ball range (HK$158) with a Santa, snowman, reindeer, penguin or robot inside.
Thomas Trillion, G/F, No 17 Wing Hing Street, Triumphant Court, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 2806 0332, www.thomastrillion.com
Christmas Stars gift box by La Maison du Chocolat
If life is like a box of chocolates, then a box of Christmas Stars by La Maison du Chocolat is definitely heaven.
This Christmas Stars gift box is a decadent gift for anyone.
The special edition box (HK$820 for 285 grams, HK$1,300 for 455 grams) is filled with a variety of chocolate ganaches made with Christmas spices, almond paste and walnuts with forest honey, plus candied fruits, glazed chestnut and Champagne Blanc de Blancs.
La Maison du Chocolat, Shop 109, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2801 4122, www.lamaisonduchocolat.com
Choco-people by Black n White
Chef Koo has created an adorable set of choco-snowman, choco-reindeer and even a choco-Koo (HK$338) -- yes, a miniature version of himself -- with golden chocolate hazelnut.
Chef Koo's miniature choco-people are super adorable.
Or, grab a few of the choco-spheres (HK$68 each), a handmade chocolate Christmas ornament withd ark chocolate pearls inside.
Black n White, Shop B & D, 88-102 Ivy Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2789 1330, www.blacknwhite.com.hk
Macaroon Christmas tree by Jean Paul Hévin
Who can resist a pyramid of 24 macaroons in the shape of a Christmas tree (HK$620 for 24 pieces or HK$1,288 for 60 pieces) or Jean Paul Hévin's 'Metallica Coffret', filled with tins of almonds, truffles and chocolate pearls, plus delicious iced chestnuts from Turin.
Save a tree and eat macaroons instead.
Or treat your loved one to the Christmas macaroon with dark chocolate, pistachio and cherry ganache, a new ganache with pure dark chocolate fig and yuzu almond paste or the rare caviar hot chocolate at the newly restyled Lyndhurst Terrace boutique.
Jean Paul Hévin, 13 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2851 0633, www.jphevin.com.hk
Chocolate Bon Bons by Ms B's
Besides her beautiful cakes, Ms. B's also has a great selection of handmade chocolate bon bons and coffee beans.
Bon bons by Bonnie Gokson are a no-fail gift.
They include the dark or milk chocolate coated raspberry jelly bon bons (HK$380 for 300 grams), dark or chilli chocolate coated coffee beans (HK$320 for 130 grams) and white chocolate coated cranberry coffee beans (HK$320 for 130 grams).
Ms B's Cakery, 39 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2815 8303, www.msbscakery.hk