The world is divided into two types of people – those who love chocolate and those who don’t. We don’t care much for the other half. Lovers of fine chocolate, Rejoice! Japanese chocolate brand Royce’
opens its flagship store at Palladium, Lower Parel. It will house Royce’ favourites including Nama, Potatochip Chocolate, Prafeulille, Pure, Baton Cookies, Chocolate Wafers and Criollo.
The premium confectionery brand has been brought to India by the city based Burgundy Hospitality. Royce, founded in 1983, has grown from Hokkaido’s best-kept secret to an international phenomenon. And rightly so, their melt-in-the-mouth, cocoa-dusted squares have created a cult-like following.
We sampled their signature, the Nama- a small flavoured square which is vaguely truffle-like and alluringly creamy. Ghana Bitter, Mild Cacao, Champagne and Ecuador Sweet are some of the options, all made with fresh cream from farms near the factory in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost region. All Royce’ products are imported from Japan and have a short shelf life due to the fresh ingredients used. Their Prafeuille Chocolat is inspired by the French pastry Mille-feuille- a delicate 3 millimeter thin chocolate square filled with gooey goodness of berries. Chocolate purists must try the Pure chocolate range- which has 68% cacao and made it to one of our favourites. Another favourite is the Criollo Chocolate, a fine chocolate made from Criollo beans, one of the world’s rarest cacao beans all the way from Venezuela. Royce’ also offers melt in the mouth Baton cookies in Coconut and Hazel, the perfect accompaniment to your tea. A must try is their quirky novelty, the crisp potato chips covered with chocolate.
Royce’s signature Nama costs Rs.995 for 125gms and is open everyday from 11 a.m to 10 p.m.
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