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“KK and the Chocolate Factory”
Review of Cocoa Kingdom

Cocoa Kingdom
Ranked #15 of 19 Shopping in Kota Kinabalu
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“KK and the Chocolate Factory”
Reviewed 20 December 2011

We visited the Cocoa Boutique on the way to the airport at the end of our trip to KK, not having planned to go there at all. Since we had checked out of our hotel and had some time to spare, my cousin(who lives in KK) suggested that we drop in there as it is close to the airport. I was a bit sceptical at first, not having much expectations of chocolate in Sabah, but was pleasantly surprised.
it's a small place but full of an unexpected and amazing variety of locally produced chocolates with really unusual flavours - durian chocolate and chocolate with chilli to name a couple.
You can taste the chocolates, to get an idea which to buy, and they surprisingly taste very nice - never expected local chocolate to taste so good. And the prices were reasonable too.

The best part is the chocolate decorating activity they have, that can keep kids occupied for a while, and they get to take away their personally decorated chocolates.

All in all, a very pleasant way to spend some time, perhaps on a rainy day when lying on the beach is is not an option!

Visited September 2011
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“Heaven!!! More than just a chocolate shop!”
Reviewed 25 November 2011

The Cocoa Boutique is truly a chocolate lover's fantasy land!

My boyfriend and I were already on the last leg of our trip (we were already on our way to the airport for our flight back home) when our cab driver offered to take us to the Cocoa Boutique. At first we were hesitant because we were already pressed for time, but when the the driver said that he will do it for free and that the boutique is really close to the airport, we happily agreed. How can two chocolate crazy adults say No to an offer like that?!

Needless to say, our last stop before going home became one of the highlights of our trip. The array of chocolates in that shop is just amazing, and the best part of it all,,,, FREE TASTE! They have everything. Chocolate with Chili, Chocolate with coffee, Chocolate with fresh fruit, Chocolate with preserved fruit, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate....truffles ...... the list is endless. Plus, different brands for each type of chocolate is also available, which of course allows you to better manage your purchases.

Prices are very reasonable! And when you taste the products, you know you will be getting your money's worth. Nevertheless, as I've mentioned, there is always a cheaper version of the chocolate of your choice, also being offered by the boutique. :)

The Cocoa Boutique is an attraction of Kota Kinabalu thati should not be missed. It will only take a 1-2 hrs of your time, (but if you are bringing your children there, it will be longer, of course), and in that span of time you can see the artistry and craftsmanship that they place on chocolate-making. Even before I went to KK, I already knew that Malaysia is quite a player when it comes to chocolate-making. I never thought though that the quality of their chocolates have already reached the point of being able to compare with the famous european chocolates.

Go there, even if you are not a chocolate fan.
if you are bringing kids, bring money!
If you are a chocolate lover, bring money!

Lastly... try the truffles with hazelnut!!!!

Visited June 2011
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