Malaysia taps growing taste for speciality chocolates

Seniman Kakao's single-origin chocolate bars are sourced from local cacao bean farms in Malaysia.
Seniman Kakao's single-origin chocolate bars are sourced from local cacao bean farms in Malaysia. ST PHOTO: HAZLIN HASSAN

Malaysian cafe owner Nona Zainuddin turns cacao beans sourced from local farms into chocolate bars and drinks that her customers just love. The 35g bars are sold for RM13 (S$4.30) each.

"We want to play a role in the local cacao community, in showcasing the potential of Malaysian cacao in terms of flavour, single origin, bean-to-bar process and how local chocolate can be better than imported chocolate," she told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2020, with the headline 'Malaysia taps growing taste for speciality chocs'. Print Edition | Subscribe