So Chocolate has opened a new 150 sqm boutique at Changi.
So Chocolate is the largest dedicated confectionery store of its kind. Their fun and vibrant store offers a wide range of popular classics such as Toblerone, Kit Kat, Mars and Hershey’s. Along with a dedicated premium boutique anchored with a tasting and display bar giving you the opportunity to learn more about the production and taste of luxury confectionery brands like Fauchon, Valrhona and Neuhaus.
Enjoy an 18 sq m Godiva corner with an assortment of sophisticated gifting chocolates, fresh Classic truffles as well as a pralinés pieces counter.
So Chocolate is a "must shop" destination for anyone with a sweet tooth or looking for a gift that is sure to please.
It all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from France’s southwest, created a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. The beginning of this century found Paris wrapped up in a frenzy of distraction and going out in public. Louis Ernest Ladurée’s wife, Jeanne Souchard, had the idea of mixing styles: The Parisian café and pastry shop gave birth to one of the first tea salons in town.
The story of the Ladurée Macaroon starts in the middle of the 20th century with Pierre Desfontaines, who first thought of taking two macaroon shells and joining them with a delicious ganache filling.
These small, round cakes, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, are made every morning in Ladurée’s “laboratory”. The pastry chefs measure out very precisely the required amounts of almonds, eggs and sugar, before adding one final ingredient, a pinch of unique “know-how”, essential to the making of such a delicacy. Once cooked and filled, the macarons are put to one side for 2 days before going on sale, the time it takes to achieve a perfect balance between texture and flavour.
With each new season, Ladurée pays tribute to its most famous creation by creating a new flavour. Their existing range of macarons is always the starting point when a new one is created, as the variety of colours is as important as the range of flavours and a vital part of their appeal.
The first level counter only carries macarons, but they also serve chocolates, jams, tea and other confectionery.
Marks & Spencer was established in 1958 and has since become an icon of quality and style. Initially trading under the St. Michael name, the first store operated in a John Little store. The St. Michael name was officially changed to Marks & Spencer in 1994. Marks & Spencer offers a range of Men's and Women's fashion, lingerie, frozen ready meals, confectionaries, fine wines, beauty products, and toiletries. The retailer is also known for its green credentials as a result of its five-year eco Plan A to make it carbon neutral and free of landfill waste by 2012.
The retailer currently occupies two basement floors in the Orchard Road mall, selling items including clothes and confectionery. It has proclaimed however that it will be giving up these spaces to open a flagship store, double the size of its basement units, by the 1st half of next year, in conjunction with the launch of its spring-summer collection. It will also launch a new homeware section.
Marks & Spencer began with Michael Marks selling penny goods from a market stall in Leeds (UK) in 1884. He sold quality small goods all for one penny, using the slogan "Don't ask the price, it's a penny". In 1894, Michael asked Tom Spencer to join him and the famous partnership of Marks & Spencer was born. Marks & Spencer became a Public Limited Company in London in 1926. The St. Michael trademark was introduced in 1928 as a guarantee of quality and value. Initially used only on selected foods, the St. Michael range was extended so that by the late 1950s all goods sold bore the name. This logo is no longer used but Marks & Spencer is still the dominant brand trademark, with M&S being used more frequently in recent years in the UK. Over the years, their brand name has become synonymous with quality, value, service, innovation and trust. The business and its employees are focused on their customers and driven by these principles.
Marks & Spencer has always been an innovator in technology. In 1934 the company was the first British retailer to set up its own research laboratory to pioneer new fabrics. Thanks to its advanced textile technology laboratories and close relationships with suppliers, easy-care synthetic fibres have long been part of the Marks & Spencer clothing ranges. Meanwhile, the food laboratories were also a centre of excellence, setting high standards of hygiene. In the 1970s and 1980s the company pioneered ready meals, speciality dishes and sandwiches. In 2000, a total of 12 Marks & Spencer products were awarded Millenium Product Status - which promotes forward-thinking products created in the United Kingdom - the highest number ever awarded to a single company. The products included body sensor hosiery; machine washable wool tailoring; non-iron cotton and secret support fabrics.
Clothing is segmented by sub-brand for ease of shopping. From March 2000, the womenswear Autograph range was launched, initially to bring designer clothing to the high street. Autograph is now a premium sub-brand at our 'best' price point. This was followed by the launch of the Per Una range in September 2001 and Limited Collection in February 2003. In 2005, as design, production, and turnaround times decrease the range has become truly 'Limited' with new ranges coming into stores every six weeks. In late 2004 they also re-launched the Classic Collection which has driven an increase in their market share of the 55-plus age group. In January 2002 the menswear Blue Harbour range was launched, this brand is now the biggest casual wear brand for men in the UK. Autograph for men was re-launched in August 2005, providing a wider offer of designer-led pieces from British designers Timothy Everett and Nigel Hall. These sub-brands are also evident in their lingerie and childrenswear product offer.
Cake Over Heels is a boutique patisserie that bakes cakes and pastries daily and offers customized cakes for celebrations of all types. They also conduct baking and decorating workshops, sharing their knowledge and experience with other cake enthusiasts.
They use only the finest quality ingredients and offer a unique and creative variety of cakes and pastries.
Their name, Cake Over Heels, stems from their deep passion for cakes. They want people to fall head over heels in love with their cakes, like a girl going crazy over a stunning pair of stilettos. Cake Over Heels represents their passion, as well as their ever whimsical and fun loving spirit.
A few years ago, ION Orchard unveiled its basement 4 food hall complete with mostly Japanese concepts, a good mix of familiar and new concepts.Some succeeded, many else failed and returned to Japan. Two blocks downtown is Ngee Ann City and Japanese department store Takashimaya’s only Singapore location. So far, Takashimaya’s been more successful in bringing in Japanese concepts in its Food Hall and the new World Confectionary section. Check out some of the new food outlets which have been invited to setup shop as part of the revamp.
Famous for its baumkuchen, a traditional German cake which became popular in Japan after the company introduced it there in 1919. Each cake has 14 layers; think a Japanese version of kueh lapis. Prices start at S$4.30 for four pieces. There are also cookies (from S$11.30) and millefeuille (S$22.60) which is crispy-baked pastry layers coated with chocolate.
Opening for the first time in Singapore. The prawn cracker brand is popular in Nagoya. Each individually wrapped double-baked shrimp cracker (Yukari) has seven types of shrimp. Prices start from SGD 15.50 for eight pieces. Another prawn cracker, Saku Saku Niki, which is fried, costs SGD 11.80 for five packets with 11 pieces. For more variety, try the Yaraku crackers (SGD 12.50 for five packets), an assortment of eight flavors include green tea, black bean, sesame and sweet potato.
Fruit and vegetable juice jellies including cranberry, spinach, grapefruit and peach flavors. Prices range from SGD 18 for 24 pieces. For chocolate-covered versions, prices start from SGD 9 for six pieces.
With this revamp, this popular tea brand from Kyoto has expanded its tea selection and brought in more Japanese tea pots. Try the matcha eishuo-no-mukashi (SGD 40 for 15g), which is green tea mixed with gold flakes. Other flavors include gyokuno kinkaku (SGD 60 for 100g) and sencha ginkaku (SGD 60 for 100g), which both use young leaf shoots that can be eaten raw. Promoters also show the correct method of preparing the tea.
Beschle Chocolatier Suisse
Features more than 30 varieties of handmade artisinal chocolates from Rosewater Heart (milk chocolate ganache with rose water) to Quizas Caranero, which uses Carenero Superio cocoa. From SGD 5.50 for a box of four. Exclusive to Takashimaya are the “Wencke Schmid”, gold cakes collection which comes in eight flavors including Silver: Ginger and Lemon; Kokosgold: Coconut and rum; and Grappa (grape liqueur). Prices start from SGD 6 a piece to SGD 24 for a set of four.
Basement 2, Takashimaya Department Store, 391B Orchard Road
Their gelato is handmade daily using the finest ingredients according to Italian artisanal methods. Moderate use of cream and careful balancing of sugars result in 70% less fat than average American-style ice cream. Following the success of their 1st outlet at Market Street Carpark, Latte e Miele has now opened it's second store in the vibrant Katong area.
Interesting sweet concoctions include the bizarre sounding mix: strawberry balsamic cake ($6.50)— with multi-layers of pistachio sponge, vanilla bean Chantilly cream and strawberry balsamic mousse—and a sweet potato mont blanc.
Welcome to this delightful world of excitement and entertainment devoted to all things chocolate! The 3rd HERSHEY'S bar in Singapore has just opened at Citylink Mall, following on from the successful launch of the 1st Singapore store at Resorts World Sentosa in April and the opening of their 2nd store at Tampines Mall in September. HERSHEY’S SINGAPORE offers more than 200 HERSHEY’S products including giant chocolate bars, HERSHEY’S memorabilia, and customized products. The adventure never ends in this exciting world of all things chocolate! There’s something for everyone!
The Hershey Company is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. They’re headquartered in lovely Hershey, Pa., but have operations throughout the world.
HERSHEY’S has several of the most loved candy brands including iconic Hershey’s, and beloved Hershey’s Kisses, as well as Reese’s, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, Ice Breakers, and how can we forget, the smooth, creamy indulgence of Hershey’s Bliss chocolates.
For those with a little more preferential palate, HERSHEY’S is a leader in the dark and premium chocolate segment. They offer decadent brands like Hershey’s Special Dark and Hershey’s Extra Dark and also own high-end Artisan Confections Company, a subsidiary that offers a true luxury - premium Scharffen Berger and Dagoba chocolates.
They believe in making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work. The Milton Hershey School is a testament to this belief. Established by their founder Milton Hershey in 1909, the school provides a nurturing environment, quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need.
Coccogelo incorporated in Singapore in Q1 2010. It is a newly established home-grown brand that will focus on selling artisan gelato as its primary product in addition to gourmet coffee, a series of frozen desserts and confectionery items. Gelato in Italian literally means "frozen", the basic differences between Gelato and ice cream it doesn't contain as much air, and is therefore more intense in flavour. In part, Gelato is healthier than ice cream since it is made with all natural ingredients and contains fewer calories and less butter fat. As a key team player in Coccogelo, you will be get to work together produce a specialise menu that consist of series of semifreddo and frozen desserts. This exciting new Gelato Parlour has just opened along the main stretch of Katong.
Mission: Inventing Good PREMIUM IMAGINATIVE Gelato