Mark your calendars, chocolate lovers.
If there’s one a day a dessert fiend should take note of, it would be 7 July a.k.a. World Chocolate Day. The wonderful treat has found its way into desserts of all shapes and sizes, from an indulgent lava cake to a luscious scoop of gelato, but such a special occasion calls for more. Here it is – 6 over-the-top chocolate treats to celebrate your love for chocolates.
Step into the magical world of Harry Potter at Platform 1094. The themed cafe, awash in red bricks and communal dining tables is reminiscent of Hog’s Head Inn (albeit brighter), comes with a plethora of wizardry essentials – wands, scarves, clocks and the quintessential hats – for that perfect photo. Needless to say, they’ve moved away from the usual cafe fare. Be captivated by the Sweet Treats of Wizardry World ($12), a nutty chocolate cake fashioned into a mystical tome of spells, or take a swig of their butter beer, Mrs. Lich’s Butterscotch Ale ($10).
1094 Serangoon Rd. Tel: 6204 6003
Design and decorate your very own chocolate gelato popsicle ($6.40) at Popbar. There’s a dip for every kind of chocolate lover – from decadent caramel chocolate to fresh mint chocolate. Finish off your popsicle masterpiece with toppings like sweet caramel corn, crunchy waffle cone, or chocolate sprinkles. For a tangy twist, choose the strawberry sorbet ($5.90), dip it in dark chocolate and drizzle it with white chocolate.
#B2-64 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd. Tel: 9368 6678
Their famed charcoal waffles aside, we have our eye on the White Chocolate Cotton Candy Affogato ($7.90). The indulgent treat features a generous scoop of white chocolate ice cream that’s topped with milk and an over-the-top cloud of raspberry cotton candy. What seals the deal is the pitcher of rich espresso on the side, which guests can pour slowly (and satisfyingly) over the sugary cloud for the ultimate #foodporn shot.
529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. Tel: 8423 2020
Mr Churro SG
This list would be remiss without Korea’s Mr Churro. Besides their ever-popular combination of churros with chocolate, they’ve since introduced the Nutty Choco Churro ($5.90). Think Ferrero Rocher, reimagined as a 50cm U-shaped sugary, fried dough topped with dark chocolate sauce, peanuts and almonds.
#B4-61 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6509 1300
The Cold Pantry
A&W may still be far from our shores but its fabled root beer float makes an appearance in The Cold Pantry’s Chocolate Root Beer Waffles with Charcoal Vanilla Ice Cream ($12.90). The jewel in the crown is the waffle itself. Crisp on the outside, yet soft and fluffy on the inside, it carries a distinct yet subtle hint of root beer that goes swimmingly with the vanilla soft serve.
#01-01 88 Rangoon Rd.
Is it a burger, or a cake? Trick your friends with the Gateau Burger ($8.50) from Boufe Boutique. The curious-looking treat is made of vibrant layers of chocolate sponge cake (buns), mango jelly (cheese) mint Chantilly (lettuce) and raspberries (tomatoes), and is sure to impress even the pickiest eaters.
01 Phoenix Park, 308 Tanglin Rd. Tel: 6734 7656