February is the month of love and what better way to express your love than with chocolates?
Since chocolates produce the happy hormone, here is a list of Bali’s very own chocolate products that we love!
Fun fact: Chocolate can be enjoyed as part of a balanced, heart-healthy diet and lifestyle
Krakakoa (kra-ka-ko-a) has probably one of the most famous chocolate products, this award-winning “farmer-to-bar” (vertically integrated) company was created in 2013 by Sabrina Mustopo. The company’s objective is to enhance the lives of Indonesian cocoa farmers and ensure the sector’s long-term viability.
Each Krakakoa bar is meticulously hand-wrapped and packaged in bright colors and a unique design. Their products are diverse and can easily be found in big-chain supermarkets or you can also purchase them online. Unfortunately, their shops in Seminyak and Ubud have closed, otherwise, you could have witnessed their chocolate-making process, sipping on their Frozen Hot Chocolate drink, or sampled each and every one of their flavors before buying to enjoy at home.
Inspired by nature and crafted to perfection from bean to bar by a dedicated team of artisan chocolate makers and chocolatiers in the heart of Bali. The drive, commitment, and passion for excellence that the Mason family put in their core business for 30 years can now be discovered in Mason chocolates.
Their sole mission is to elevate Indonesia’s own chocolates to the world stage by combining the latest European chocolate-making technology and the finest organic cocoa beans. A tour of their factory is a must, where you can have a gourmet tasting, behind the scenes factory tour, and learn more about craft chocolate with their personal “Willy Wonka”, a Professional Chocolate Sensory Analyst.
Jl Raya Kedewatan II, Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar
(+62) 361 8989 777
POD claimed itself as the world’s first 100% plant-based chocolate factory. Their premium, direct-trade artisanal chocolates are made fully in Bali. In 2010, POD began making chocolate with the objective of providing premium, direct-trade artisanal chocolate from cacao cultivated on the farm.
POD has developed a better way to make chocolate that contributes to a healthier life by mixing sustainably sourced ingredients with cutting-edge recipes and cutting-edge manufacturing technology to create a bar of natural and delicious chocolate that has all the creaminess of dairy but is created entirely of plants. Visit their factory to know more about their chocolate-making process, from bean to bar, or you can purchase their delicious line of products at the shop and cafe in Sanur.
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.25, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar
(+62) 361 8496228
IG: @podchocolate or @junglegoldbali
Sorga in Bahasa Indonesia means heaven or paradise, and Sorga claims that one bite of their product takes you up to chocolate heaven. There are currently 12 different flavor bars available, as well as a rising variety of truffles and ice creams in Sorga. The Sorga team is constantly experimenting and inventing new flavors.
Sorga has a petite shop in Ubud and a factory in Karangasem. They provide a chocolate-making class where you can let your creativity shine to make your own bar, pralines, or truffles based on your own preferences to give to your loved ones or simply consume yourself.
Jl. Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
(+62) 363 21687
Ubud Raw started off in 2014 when its founder, Rolf Gibbs, was experimenting with raw chocolates. Through a simple combination of cacao and coconut, its founder created the creamiest and most delicious chocolate. Just with a small investment and a logo, Ubud Raw has since created the finest quality raw chocolate.
We are intrigued with its most interesting product, Raw Organic Ceremonial Grade Cacao which can be used to perform rituals to connect with the self and the spirit, to relax or stimulate the body, to clear one’s mind, and heal stagnant emotions. You can find Ubud Raw in its two main stores in Sayan and Goutama in Ubud, but also in more than 30 partner outlets all over Bali.
Jl. Raya Sayan No.74, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
(+62) 361 975794