Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

Charlie's Chocolate Factory on UrbanspoonDo you love chocolate? If you do, then this is one place any chocolate lover must check out! The retail store has hundreds of chocolate in all shapes and sizes. For those who are into making their own chocolate, they sell their own molds ($2-3 each) or used ones (which are used by professionals) for a bargain price of $25 (usually costs $50 for new ones).idearabbit-charlieschocolatefactory20

Charlie! the man who runs Charlie’s Chocolate Factory!idearabbit-charlieschocolatefactory21

 Lots of chocolate!! Molds on the shelf for purchase


Chocolate river! It really flows!idearabbit-charlieschocolatefactory25idearabbit-charlieschocolatefactory24idearabbit-charlieschocolatefactory23


You can also buy a 5kg Callebaut chocolate bar for $70. It’s huge! But very good quality.

I’m actually not a huge fan of chocolate. I don’t hate it or anything, but I don’t crave them. I did use to eat  cheap chocolates when I was growing up (Hershey’s, Coffee Crisp, Smarties and so on). As my taste buds grew pickier, my favourite became Lindor. Upon doing a chocolate ‘tasting’ with my friend who’s gotten into chocolate making, I was surprised to see some difference in the 3 chocolates we tasted.

  • Lindt was soft, but almost had this after taste that lingered.
  • The chocolate from France that was on sale at President’s Choice market had small grains…like compressed sand…definitely low grade. Didn’t really have much of a real chocolate taste…
  • The Callebaut was creamy and tasted rich. We both agreed it was the best quality.

It is no wonder that my friends who has tried his chocolates say it’s better than the average commercial chocolates out there.

At the store, you’ll even see chocolate flowing through the mountain into a mini model of Charlie’s Chocolate Factory. Very cute, and popular among the kids – and adults :)

Charlie himself still works at the store. Can’t recall how old he was now, but he’s still young at hard, and working! He was very friendly and helpful. Once he knew that my friend was really into chocolate making, he gave some samples, a book, showed him some machines in the back, and got some inside info on the business.

The other staff are super helpful too. Patient for those who don’t really know much yet.

This is a must for all chocolate lovers! Even if you aren’t, it’s a neat store to check out :) lots of gift ideas for everyone.

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