When ROYCE’ came to India, there was a lot of buzz. Everyone was talking about it and it really got me interested. Royce’ opened its flagship store in Palladium at High Street Phoenix a couple of months ago and has drawn people in to try these chocolates
ROYCE’ was founded in 1983 in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan’s northernmost island Hokkaido. Once the world found out about Royce’ it has become an international phenomenon. The brand has a consistent theme – fresh chocolate products that are rich in flavours, textures, complexity and uniqueness.
ROYCE’s signature cube of ganache, the “Nama”, luxuriously truffle-like, creamy and rich. Ghana Bitter, Mild Cacao, Champagne and Ecuador Sweet are some of the chocolates, all made with fresh cream from farms near the factory in Hokkaido. My favourite is the Ghana Bitter and once you try it, you’ll know why.
Royce has also introduced its famous “Criollo Chocolate” in India. It is made from Criollo beans, one of the world’s rarest cacao beans from Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. Probably the most unique products, the quirky crisp potato chips covered with chocolate, chocolate almonds dusted with bitter cocoa powder and a “Prafeuille Chocolat” inspired by the French pastry Mille-feuille- 3 millimeter thin chocolate squares with gooey fillings of berries. The flavours burst in your mouth and leave a lingering taste. Definitely a favourite.
ROYCE’ chocolates are very sensitive and special care is taken in its packaging. Each serving of Nama comes with a specially designed spatula to be used when eating this sensitive chocolate and every box is packed before it leaves the store in a thermal bag along with a frozen cooling gel pack, to ensure that the product does not melt on your way home. Shows how seriously they take their product.
Palladium, Ground Floor,
462 Senapati Bapat Marg,
Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
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