Written by Oryx
The finest artisan chocolates from around our network.
Handmade in New York, Raaka chocolate uses unroasted cacao sourced from Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. The bars are flavoured as naturally as possible, and include ‘Lapsang Chai’, ‘Maple and Nibs’, and ‘Vanilla Rooibos’.
1.9oz bars from US$7.95
Artisan du Chocolat
After training as a chocolatier in Belgium, Gerard Coleman created his London atelier. Flavours include ‘Ginger and Lemongrass’ and ‘Masala Chai Tea’, and his famed sea-salted caramels, originally created for Gordon Ramsay’s Claridge’s restaurant, now come in flavours including ‘Spiced Fig’ and ‘Passionfruit’. No.1 Salted Caramels. Available in Marmalade Market at Hamad International Airport in Doha.
Available as delightful ‘slates’ (thin layers that resemble shards of slate), Xocolatti’s creations combine unusual combinations inspired by global cuisine, such as ‘Mango and Paprika White Chocolate’ from India, ‘Olive Oil Basil Truffles’ from Italy, and ‘Coffee Nutmeg Truffles’ from Guatemalan Antiguan coffee.
Featured in some of Bali’s finest hotels and restaurants, Pod Chocolate is one of the few places in the world where chocolate is made only minutes from where the local farmers grow the organic beans. Tuck into ‘Bali Sea-Salt Caramel’, ‘Chilli Praline’, or ‘Bali Mochachino’.
Founded in 1950, Los Angeles chocolatier Compartés boasts a customer list that has included Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and Winston Churchill. Their offbeat bars are currently creating a buzz, including flavours such as ‘Donuts and Coffee’, ‘S’mores’, and ‘Birthday Cake’.
85g – US$9.95
Rick and Michael Mast are the epitome of New-World chocolatiers, with obsessive attention to detail. Their single-origin dark chocolate bars are pure and simple, packed with clarity of flavour, and often named after the origin, such as ‘Belize’, ‘Tanzania’, and ‘Peru’. Book a tour in either the New York or London factory.
Founded in London in 1902, and awarded two Royal Warrants, Prestat still handcraft all of their chocolates. Shop for boxes of ‘Rose and Violet Crèmes’, or pick up a ‘Cinnamon Spice’, ‘Orange and Cardamom’, or ‘Union Jack Dark Chocolate Raspberry’ bar. Available in Marmalade Market at Hamad International Airport in Doha.