DIY Chocolate Workshop at Harriston Chocolate @ Taman Shamelin Perkasa

Halo! Any chocolate lovers here?!
I have some fun facts about chocolate that I would like to share with you. :)
#1 The ancient Aztecs in the valley of Mexico believed that cocoa seeds were the gifts of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom.
#2 Cocoa seeds were believed to have magical power, thus harvested and made into drinking liquid, used in sacred rituals, marriage, death and as currency.
#3 Melting chocolate in your mouth increases theta brain waves which trigger relaxation that makes you feel happy.
#4 Eating a small portion of chocolate could improve the brain's ability to do mathematics and have better understanding on information.
Something interesting to you?! :)
My mathematics are poor that I probably need to feed myself with more chocolates. #lol
Anyway, I had my well spent afternoon with Harriston Chocolate on the last weekend.

Harriston Chocolate was founded since 2005 by S.C. Teng, who had envisioned a world-famous chocolate emporium in Malaysia.
His passion began when he was a young boy in search of something which spread smiles.
Upon munching on his first chocolate bar, he realized that chocolate was the answer he was looking for.
From that young boy’s vision, Harriston now managed by the second generation of the Teng family; Teng Wei Tzyy as the CEO of Harriston and Queenie Teng as the Executive Director of Harriston whom has outgrown Harriston and is heading towards realizing the founder’s dream.

All 4 different types of Harriston Chocolates are made from the finest cocoa beans based on time-honoured methods and innovative recipes, including an exotic range of chocolates infused with tropical fruits, herbs, and spices that bear the unique hallmarks of Harriston.
#1 White chocolate: made to deliver a distinctly rich, gourmet taste that you will find it hard to forget
#2 Milk chocolate: made with a delicate balance of ingredients that makes your heart melt like it melts in your mouth
#3 Dark chocolate: distinguished by their dark colour, bittersweet undertones and a lingering aroma of cocoa which every chocolate connoisseur loves
#4 Ruby chocolate: comes with naturally in pink with a berry fruitiness that will stir your heart like no other

Harriston Chocolate is now a leading chocolate in the country by serving over 8 million chocolate lovers worldwide with their ever-expanding list of 150 chocolate variants.
Committed to its tagline “A Unique Malaysian Chocolate Experience”, Harriston takes pride in infusing truly Malaysian flavours into their chocolate creations especially with its successful exotic range, the Durian and Tongkat Ali chocolates. which has proven to be one of the brand's bestselling products.

Fruit chocolates with either strawberry, mango or banana, which flavour do you like?!

Chocolate with espresso for coffee lover. :)

Ruby Chocolate is their recent launch, after the world's three type of dark, milk, and white chocolate.
It is the first ever ruby chocolate in Southeast Asia from Harriston!
Designed to delight the taste buds of Malaysians and cater to the ever-changing needs of adventurous millennials, Harriston has time and again been at the forefront of innovation thanks to their partnership with Barry Callebaut, a world leading chocolate manufacturer.
Harriston's ruby chocolate range comes in two variants; the ruby chocolate thin strips and ruby chocolate coconut crunch bar.

Harriston Chocolate also produced their chocolates based on our multiple ethnic group that exist in Malaysia; for example Chili Dark Chocolate is for Indian , Ginger Dark Chocolate is for Chinese and Curry Milk Chocolate is for Malay. :)

Almond Milk Chocolate with KL Twin Tower packaging would be the best souvenirs from Malaysia! 

Look at those beautiful handcrafted chocolates that comes with different flavours such as strawberry, orange, Oreo, raspberry, melon, mango, cappuccino, milk almond, rocher, green apple, coconut, tiramisu truffle and many more!

A small cafe corner right at the back of the store.
Do try out their hot chocolate, it's so rich and yummy!

Harriston not only sell chocolates, they also encourage their customers to join their DIY workshops where they can indulge in a more authentic and informative experience when making their very own chocolates.
It's a fun chocolate making session that packed with discovery, hands-on experience, and of course, tasting and bringing home one’s very own handmade chocolates.
The workshops are available in all outlets nationwide, and open for everyone, include adults and children.

The DIY workshop incorporating 4 processes altogether, each session lasts for an hour and is open for the public to join everyday from 9.30 am to 6.00pm at only RM35.
The session usually begins with chocolate moulding whereby one will be able to experience a fun-filled hands-on approach in the process of tempering chocolate at the right temperature, coating chocolate moulds, moulding and unmolding chocolates.
Once done, participants will then proceed to make lollipops by learning how to pour melted chocolate into the tray or use a piping bag to achieve the desired shapes.
The process includes inserting sticks into chocolate mixture and removing chocolate after it has hardened.

Soon after, participants will learn chocolate painting where the process of coating biscuits is revealed by dipping into melted chocolate and decorating it with chocolate paint and sprinkles.
Ending the totality of the experience, participants will learn to mould Harris, the Orang Utan which can be brought home as a treat for themselves or even as a personalized gift for their loved ones.

That's all my DIY chocolates from the fun workshop!

Thanks to Harriston Chocolate for the great workshop!

Harriston currently sells its mouth-watering products and chocolate-filled experiential workshops at Harriston Signature, their flagship store in Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras and Georgetown, Penang.
Meanwhile, Harriston Boutique, an abbreviated version of the flagship stores, is located at Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands; MaTIC, Ampang; and Jalan Bagan Jermal, Penang.
For more information, do check it out at

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