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Like a kid in a you know what

Sweeten your life with a trip to some of Taipei’s best candy stores

By Catherine Shu  /  STAFF REPORTER

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A river of chocolate

Chocoholic (巧克哈客)

Chocolate addicts will emerge from this restaurant off Yongkang Street (永康街) in a happy stupor after the chocogasm of their lives. Chocoholic serves almost every kind of cocoa-flavored drink — hot chocolates, tea, ice cream floats, coffee — imaginable. Desserts include classics like brownies a la mode and a fondue set for two (NT$520). More unusual selections include a sandwich stuffed with chocolate flakes and banana slices and served with thick, creamy warm chocolate sauce (NT$135). Premium candy like Valrhona chocolate bars is also available.

Address: 2, Ln 7, Yongkang St, Taipei City (台北市永康街7巷2號)

Telephone: (02) 2321-5820

Open: Monday to Friday 2pm to 11pm; Saturday and Sunday noon to 11pm

On the Net: www.chocoholic.com.tw

Truffle One (松露巧克力舖)

Located near Chocoholic, Truffle One caters to chocolate connoisseurs looking for something different, like olives coated in dark chocolate.

Address: 45-1, Yongkang St, Taipei City (台北市永康街45-1號)

Telephone: (02) 2391-5012

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 3pm to 9pm

On the Net: www.truffeone.com.tw

Henry & Cary Handmade Chocolate (Henry & Cary 手工巧克力)

The owner of this small shop near National Taiwan University studied chocolate making in France. Henry & Cary’s chocolates and truffles come in many unusual and delicious flavors, including lavender and Earl Grey tea.

Address: 36, Ln 283, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段283巷36號)

Telephone: 0910-583-139

Open: 1pm to 11pm

NKSDCHOCO (七見櫻堂)

This tiny shop on Taishun Street (泰順街) sells premium chocolates and truffles delicately flavored with tea, wine or herbs, as well as fresh egg puddings.

Address: 2-1, Taishun St, Taipei City (台北市泰順街2-1號)

Telephone: (02) 2364-5593

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 11:30pm to 10pm

On the Net: www.nksdchoco.com

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