Chocolates and desserts have always been Jien’s thing – he has a weaker spot for sweet treats compared to me. That’s also why our fridge at home is stocked with chocolates from our trips abroad. When we did BB10 last November, it was apt to have a dessert table with chocolates as a feature and we got Cocoraw to help us with this.
Cocoraw also has a pop-up store in Bangsar called Cocodash and they serve handmade nama-style chocolate truffles and chocolate beverages, among others. Chocolate truffles have always been Jien’s favourite and since he didn’t get to try the chocolate truffles and brownies during our event, we paid a visit to Cocodash to have some.
The chocolates are made using high quality Belgian chocolates with fresh dairy for that melt-in-the-mouth texture and long finish. I’ve sampled quite a few of their chocolate range while I was prepping for our event, and enjoyed The Raw 70 and The GLN: Gin & Limau Nipis best.
The Raw 70 has the most intense chocolate flavour among all and I like how it’s bittersweet with a smooth and creamy aftertaste. The GLN has a good kick from the gin and I like the slightly bitter note from the lime. Other offerings include Local Kakao, Teh Tarik, Salted Gula Melaka, and The AA: Alcoholic Anonymous.
Brownies are also available at Cocodash if you want something more substantial to go with your chocolate drink – this is rich, adequately fudgy and not overly sweet. You get to choose between hot or iced chocolate, with an option of going vegan (no milk). I say go for the hot chocolate (RM10) with milk as it allows you to properly savour the chocolate notes.
Iced chocolate (RM11) is good too, though I generally prefer my chocolate drinks hot for that tummy-warming satisfaction. Cocodash also serves coffee if you’re not into chocolates, but if you aren’t, you probably wouldn’t head there in the first place. #justsaying
To order your nama-style chocolates, check out their website here. Or better still, head over to Cocodash in Bangsar and you’ll get to sample some chocolates before making your mind on what to purchase. Prices start from RM30 per box of 24; pretty reasonable I feel. :)