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“Just a retail outlet”
Review of Cocoa Kingdom

Cocoa Kingdom
Ranked #17 of 26 Shopping in Kota Kinabalu
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Reviewed June 24, 2015

I expected more than just a retail outlet and was hoping for at least an insight into their manufacturing process. Instead it was just a sales outlet catering for tourists. The tour groups frequenting the place made it clear that the tour agencies had struck deals with the outlet owner. I never heard or seen most of the brands on display at the outlet and also found the prices around the same and even more expensive as other more established brands. As such I wasn't that motivated to purchase. The place is quite small and photography is forbidden. I went through it in 10 minutes.

You can see more details on their Facebook page. Google Maps identifies the location as KK Chocolate House.

Unless you're a real chocolate addict and/or also visited the Grand Illusions attraction nearby, I would give this place a miss.

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Cocoa Boutique was a pleasant surprise to me and my family
Located near the airport, our driver took us here all of a sudden, telling us that we should try the chocolates and man, we're glad we did :)

Here, we were treated to a variety of local-made chocolates
You can taste samples of their best-sellers such as the tiramisu white chocolate, durian chocolate and even chili chocolate

The prices were rather reasonable and the taste? Well, I have to say, very good :)
This is a good place to stop by for chocolate cravings and for gifts to bring back home
The prices are not expensive, nor cheap either

Pay it a visit and you just might find something that will suit your taste buds :D

Their signature product here is the Tiramisu Chocolate :D

1  Thank paul360
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

We visited the Cocoa Boutique on the way to the airport at the end of our trip to KK, not having planned to go there at all. Since we had checked out of our hotel and had some time to spare, my cousin(who lives in KK) suggested that we drop in there as it is close to the airport. I was a bit sceptical at first, not having much expectations of chocolate in Sabah, but was pleasantly surprised.
it's a small place but full of an unexpected and amazing variety of locally produced chocolates with really unusual flavours - durian chocolate and chocolate with chilli to name a couple.
You can taste the chocolates, to get an idea which to buy, and they surprisingly taste very nice - never expected local chocolate to taste so good. And the prices were reasonable too.

The best part is the chocolate decorating activity they have, that can keep kids occupied for a while, and they get to take away their personally decorated chocolates.

All in all, a very pleasant way to spend some time, perhaps on a rainy day when lying on the beach is is not an option!

6  Thank vickykksa
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

The Cocoa Boutique is truly a chocolate lover's fantasy land!

My boyfriend and I were already on the last leg of our trip (we were already on our way to the airport for our flight back home) when our cab driver offered to take us to the Cocoa Boutique. At first we were hesitant because we were already pressed for time, but when the the driver said that he will do it for free and that the boutique is really close to the airport, we happily agreed. How can two chocolate crazy adults say No to an offer like that?!

Needless to say, our last stop before going home became one of the highlights of our trip. The array of chocolates in that shop is just amazing, and the best part of it all,,,, FREE TASTE! They have everything. Chocolate with Chili, Chocolate with coffee, Chocolate with fresh fruit, Chocolate with preserved fruit, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate....truffles ...... the list is endless. Plus, different brands for each type of chocolate is also available, which of course allows you to better manage your purchases.

Prices are very reasonable! And when you taste the products, you know you will be getting your money's worth. Nevertheless, as I've mentioned, there is always a cheaper version of the chocolate of your choice, also being offered by the boutique. :)

The Cocoa Boutique is an attraction of Kota Kinabalu thati should not be missed. It will only take a 1-2 hrs of your time, (but if you are bringing your children there, it will be longer, of course), and in that span of time you can see the artistry and craftsmanship that they place on chocolate-making. Even before I went to KK, I already knew that Malaysia is quite a player when it comes to chocolate-making. I never thought though that the quality of their chocolates have already reached the point of being able to compare with the famous european chocolates.

Go there, even if you are not a chocolate fan.
if you are bringing kids, bring money!
If you are a chocolate lover, bring money!

Lastly... try the truffles with hazelnut!!!!

7  Thank travelling_mochi
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