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Cocoa Boutique: Chocolate Factory Outlet in Tanjung Aru

For Filipino Travelers, one of the most important part of each trip is buying souvenir items or what we call “pasalubong” shopping. If you are in Kota Kinabalu, one of the few places that you should not miss to visit is the chocoholic’s paradise named “Cocoa Boutique” in Tanjung Aru.

Inside Chocolate Shop in Kota Kinabalu
Inside Chocolate Shop in Kota Kinabalu

This is a famous chocolate factory located just near the traffic signal point in Tanjung Aru. The boutique holds the name in melting the hearts of millions of chocolate lovers worldwide with more than 300 varieties of chocolate products.

Focusing more on the high rate of tourist arrivals in Malaysia, the chocolate store offers a memorable visiting experience and thus connects more with specific segments of customers. The chocolate factory in Tanjung Aru was established in 2005 in Malaysia and is currently one of the top chocolate retailers in the country. By incorporating highly innovative technologies, the store offers some of the best quality and custom made chocolate products.

Experience the Different Flavors of Chocolates

The chocolate store introduces wide varieties of chocolate products which one may not have imagined to exist at all. A real and refreshing atmosphere is filled inside the store displaying some samples of real cocoa and dried and peeled cocoa. The store sells so many flavors of chocolate one may not have tried before. The store offers delicate varieties of handmade chocolates with strong flavors like coffee, durians, bananas, tongkat ali, chilies and even curry, chocolates filled with mint or strawberries and bittersweet dark chocolates.

Chocolates produced by Cocoa Boutique are exclusively sold in this store and these products are not available in any other place like supermarkets, airports etc. Customers are pleasantly greeted by the crew inside the store at the entrance. The chocolates are made in different sizes, shapes and some depict specific images.

Cocoa Boutique Kota Kinabalu
Cocoa Boutique Kota Kinabalu

Cocoa Boutique clearly evaluates the changing needs and tastes of consumers and brings out differentiated premium and mass chocolate ranges thus setting a mark different from other competitors. Having more than 25 years of experience as a resident chocolatier, Chef Ong is the person behind several chocolate recipes adding a signature touch to this chocolate boutique. The main signature chocolate recipes offered by Cocoa Boutique include Fruit chocolate, Tongkat Ali chocolate, Orang Utan chocolate and a wide variety of other specialties.

One can feel the bite of different natural fruits like papaya, mango, pineapple, and coconut filled inside the Fruit chocolate product. Tongkat Ali chocolate filling is a unique and special recipe. With an objective to focus and promote the Malaysian culture and heritage, Cocoa Boutique sells a chocolate creation packaged in the shape of Orang Utan species.

To provide an altogether different taste and texture, the boutique brings out special varieties of chili, curry and ginger chocolates. They are offering free taste for you to tryout and decide which one you want to buy.

Cocoa Boutique
Lorong Mat Salleh
88450 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah Malaysia

This trip was made possible by AirAsia Zest – The Right Way to fly and Sabah Tourism Board – Visit Malaysia 2014. AirAsia Zest now flies to Kota Kinabalu from NAIA Terminal 4 in Manila and Cebu Mactan International Airport. Visit for flight schedules, promos and online flight reservation. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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