With Valentine’s Day taking space on the calendar, the street and stores are getting filled with the scent of sweets. Take a pick of the best chocolatiers in Dubai from the list below to gift your special friends and loved ones the best silky taste of chocolates for the Red Day.
- Al Nassma
Al Nassma has one of the best chocolates in UAE, and it is the only company in the world to specialize in camel milk chocolate. Though many people might not be familiar with camel-milk chocolates, it is a whole lot healthier than cow’s milk since it contains less fat, less lactose and more insulin. If there is someone with diabetes or is lactose intolerant, they can whole-heartedly enjoy a bite of these tasty chocos on the red day.
Al Nassma’s is not only famous for their camel milk infused sweets. There is a wide range of selections from Arabian chocolate bars flavored with tangy cardamom and cumin, a perfect mix of sweet and sour mandarins and dates, to camel-shaped truffles that oozes silky caramel filling with nuts and honey. It’s a perfect choice if you want to gift your friends, colleagues or loved ones.
INFO: 971 4 223 9289, email@example.com, Umm Nahad, Al Ain Road Exit 26
- Cacao Sampaka
Anyone in the mood for some Spanish sweets? Head to Cacao Sampaka to savor the taste of Barcelona-based chocolates. This new and original company is one of the few in the world that is involved in every process of making chocolates from selecting the cocoa beans to the packing. For something truly inventive, try the curry chocolate truffles, or take your date and indulge them by taking a seat in the café while sipping a cup full of the city’s richest hot chocolate. Order a couple of chocolate sandwich for the full Cacao experience.
INFO: www.cacaosampaka.com, 04 434 1427, Financial Center Rd, Dubai
- Forrey & Galland
A Valentine’s Day that is void of any French presence is no Valentine’s Day at all. From the ‘the city of love’, Forrey & Galland chocolates are the perfect choice as a Valentine’s Day gift. The chocolates are made by fusing both French and Middle-Eastern flavors to deliver a mouth-watering traditional sweetness. The rose-petal chocolates, which are a mix of white chocolate and rose water, make for a luxurious and elegant treat. Sticking with its Arabic theme Forrey & Galland also produces chocolates with Halwa and Saffron, making for a truly authentic taste.
INFO: Dubai Mall, 04 339 8850, forreyandgalland.com
- Boutique Le Chocolat
Located in the heart of City Walk, Jumeirah, Boutique Le Chocolat is daring and has an exclusive place in the culinary history. It is the only place in the Middle East housing the ever-loved tang of Switzerland, Belgium and France chocolates that is made by in-house experts as a result of collaboration with chocolate celebs like Salon du Chocolat and Cacao Barry.
Go a little out of your way to get a taste from the master patisseries.
INFO: boutiquelechocolat.com, 16 Al Safa Street, 04 590 5075
Get a taste of pure velvety dark chocolate with a tinge of spice from Mirzam, located in Al-Quoz.
Mirzam creates chocolate with just three ingredients: cocoa beans, unrefined cane sugar and a small amount of cocoa butter. The creative combinations of spice are flavored in the bars from coffee, to cardamom to dates and fennel.
On this 14th let your valentine experience the flavors of real cocoa beans that originated from Vietnam, Indonesia, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and India. Taste the big world in a small bite.
So go out there, get a pack of brown goodies, and broaden the smile on your beloved’s face.