chocolate making demonstration

1. Siti Noraizah Kassim with some of her hand-made chocolates

NS Galleria Chocolate World is just opposite the Muzium Negeri Taman Seni Budaya and as my friends and I were already headed that way, we dropped by the chocolate speciality store and were treated to a rare chocolate making demonstration by the proprietress, Siti Noraizah Kassim.

chocolate making demonstration

2. heating and melting cocoa powder

chocolate making demonstration

3. tempering process

With the aim of producing quality chocolates at reasonable prices, Siti sources for the best cocoa powder to make her 100% cocoa butter fresh chocolates, as opposed to using vegetable fat.

chocolate making demonstration

4. pour the mixture in a thin layer across the bottoms of the mold

chocolate making demonstration

5. fill in with hazelnut praline

Supported by the Malaysian Cocoa Board, Siti’s store produces half a ton of chocolates per month, a large quantity to fulfil custom orders from clients. According to Siti, 70% of Malaysians still prefer milk chocolate.

chocolate making demonstration

6. cover the top with another layer of chocolate mixture

chocolate making demonstration

7. dipping process

Seeing how Siti produces her chocolates, it looks like child’s play. However, even with the best ingredients, I guess most of us are unable to match Siti’s quality in our chocolates because we do not have her specially tweaked chiller. Boo!

chocolate making demonstration

8. sprinkle the chocolate balls with almond flakes

chocolate making demonstration

9. chocolates ready to be served

Only in business for about a year now, Siti markets her halal chocolates under the brand name Chocs Valley. Besides catering to walk-in customers at her store, she also handles orders via her Facebook page.

chocolate making demonstration

10. more chocolates

chocolate making demonstration

11. chocolate bouquets

In addition to retailing in her own brand, Siti produces OEM chocolates under different brands. Some of her chocolates are exported as well.

chocolate making demonstration

12. chocolate gifts

chocolate making demonstration

13. chocolate gifts

By the way, the Malaysian Cocoa Board’s vision is to be one of the world’s biggest producers of quality cocoa products by 2020, in a statement issued three months ago by Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

chocolate making demonstration

14. a wide range of chocolates

chocolate making demonstration

15. NS Galleria Chocolate World

NS Galleria Chocolate World
Add: c/o Lembaga Muzium Negeri Sembilan, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Email: nsgalleria@gmail.com
Tel: 017-2673215
Web: www.chocsvalley.com.my
Facebook: ns galleria chocolate world / chocsvalley

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