Jun 10, 2010 @ 21.33
Willie Harcourt Cooze’s chocolate is finally available in Singapore! If you’ve heard of or watched the show Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory on Discovery Channel, you’ll know what I am talking about. This guy had a big dream to sell good quality chocolate in the UK because he felt he couldn’t find any. He bought a farm in Venezuela at the age of 27, basically learnt everything from scratch, and after more than 10 years of hard work, he’s finally reaping the rewards. Willie insists on roasting his own beans because that’s where he can bring out the individual flavours of the beans.
He has 3 kids. I think it’s any kids dream to be able to own a chocolate factory (especially one with a chocolate river in it). Lucky them.
The 100% Cacao chocolate is available at Jones the Grocer for SGD$28 for each 180gm chocolate cylinder. If you are willing to wait, it is possible to order them online from Willie’s Chocolate Shop. They cost only 5.99 pounds each and another 4.89 pounds for shipping up to 250gm. That’s a grand total of 10.88 pounds. Given the SGD Pound exchange rate today, you would be paying about SGD$23. If you’re buying only 1 cylinder, it may not be worth the effort to save SGD$5. However if you’re buying more, the shipping charges become more affordable, so go online. And let me know if you do, I might buy some too. 🙂
Meanwhile, where’s that Cadbury’s I left behind the sofa….