During this trip, I was glad to discover Beryl’s Chocolates and to visit their showroom-cum-museum in Kuala Lumpur. Actually, it’s a big house converted into a commercial structure. I was thinking that it was such a nice marketing ploy, to promote the brand, and products that are proudly made in Malaysia.There was a steady stream of tourists like us a-visiting, for who can refuse chocolates?
My son, the dessert lover, enjoyed our little tour, particularly as they were giving us free bites of chocolates to sample.
I ended up buying $70 worth of chocs to take home. Silly me forgot to take note of the prices, but they’re definitely lower than Royce.
I absolutely love their Potato Chips Chocolate. You wouldn’t know the difference from the more famous
I also like their melt-in-the-mouth Tiramisu Chocolates. It’s the only Beryl’s product I saw in the Philippines, at only P59 for a small box in the supermarket.
One thing about Beryl’s: they taste like exquisite chocolate but are not too sweet. The literature says their products are made from fine cocoa beans from Ghana, one of the major cocoa-producing countries.
The house sells 100 chocolate varieties but this was certainly unique: Chili Chocolates with just a hint of pepper. (make it piping-hot, Asian red pepper)
This Durian Chocolate I didn’t see in Davao, and should be a good introduction for those who detest the taste of durian. The pungent fruit is highly tolerable when mixed with chocolate. Bery’ls offers as well a lot of fruity chocolates like mango and strawberry.
A lady at the factory demonstrates how chocolates are made from cocoa pods. After which, a machine grinds real chocolate in the background.
Posters on the wall illustrate chocolate’s important role in the history of man. It was even used to barter slaves.
The showroom filled with chocolates boxes and packages. Highly tempting! They will even pack the goodies for you in handcarry boxes.
These chocolates deserve a big MOO! We wanna go back to Malaysia, if only for more Beryl’s.
Aside from Beryl’s Chocolate Kingdom, there is also the Chocolate Wonderland in Selangor, and The Beryl’s Chocolate Boutique in Penang.