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Sunday, March 25, 2007
Have you ever seen a chocolate fountain? I've seen one recently, while walking at KLCC shopping mall. Like a fountain, a chocolate fountain is a constant flow of melted chocolate flowing endlessly ... of course without the sprinkles and splashes. I was later told that chocolate, with enough cocoa butter, flows gently over a chocolate fountain for serving fondues.

If you are a chocolate lover or worst ... a chocoholic (chocoholism is a facetious portmanteau of "chocolate" and "alcoholism," referring to an addiction to chocolate. A person who is "addicted" to chocolate is often described as a chocoholic), you can never withstand the sight of a chocolate fountain!!! If you still can't imagine the sight of one ... refer to the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory acted by Johnny Depp ... notice the chocolate river ....

Anyway, I found the chocolate fountain at Chocz Cafe / Boutique on the 3rd level of KLCC. Fascinated by the uniqueness of the establishment, I decided to check it out. From the menu, their tagline says

"Our Chocolate, Our Passion"

A plethora of taste, with an excitingly wide and tempting range of flavours, the pralines from Chocz. are exclusively handcrafted to explore taste, aroma and the infinite creativity in fine European tradition.

Sounds interesting ... words may say it all until you try it, so I decided to order something. Flipping through the menu, I spotted the very first item on the page ... Nectar. From the image on the menu, the set consist an "oil-lamp" looking thingy, some chocolate platlets and milk. I read on and it says ...

Nectar is the epitome of all hot chocolate drinks. An intense and powerful shot of pure indulgence.

Whoaaa.... interesting. It's hot chocolate. Yeah. And I read further ..

"the divine drink, which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A shot of this precious drink permits a man to walk a whole day without food" - Aztec Emperor Montezuma

Right. No wonder those Aztec fellows didn't survive. I mean, how can you rely on hot chocolate? Actually, I think they did ... they became Spaniards, didn't they? Ok, I shall leave those poor Aztecs alone and focus on Chocz. Anyway ... this Nectar thingy sounded interesting, so I placed an order for it.

My "Nectar" was finally served and for a moment ... I didn't know what to do. Good thing there were instructions in the menu. Imagine that ... you actually need an instructional guide to make this "Nectar" thingy. Anyway, to make this Nectar thingy ... you will need the "lamp pot" ... candles below it .... chocolate chunks and milk.

Now ... the 4 Steps to Chocolate Heaven

Step One
Select the preferred chocolate chunk flavour. There are 3 to choose from ... dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate. I personally prefer the milk chocolate ... the white chocolate is a little too sweet for my tastebud.

Step Two
Add chocolate chunks until desired density is achieved. This is how "thick" you want your beverage to be ....

Step Three
Stir constantly with spoon until smooth. This is to ensure the chocolates are all evenly melted.

Step Four
Sit back and suck the sweet Nectar with "straw". This is a very special straw as it's the very same straw that was used to scoop the chocolate chunks into the pot and stir it.

Finally, tasting the Nectar is an experience. It is rich and creamy ... of course depending on the types and quantity of chocolate chunks. As for my preference, I love the milk chocolate as it's just nice. The dark chocolate would be a little bitter while the white chocolate is a little sweet.

To end the article, here's some more information on chocolate.

Research indicates that chocolate may be effective at preventing persistent coughing. The ingredient theobromine was found to be almost more effective than codeine, the leading cough medicine. The chocolate also appears to soothe and moisten the throat. (not an established fact. Articles available from Wikipedia)

A Little History on Chocolate

The word "chocolate" comes from the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs of Mexico. The word is derived from the Nahuatl word xocolatl, which is a combination of the words, xocolli, meaning "bitter", and atl, which is "water". It is associated with the Mayan god of Fertility. Mexican philologist Ignacio Davila Garibi, proposed that "Spaniards had coined the word by taking the Maya word chocol and then replacing the Maya term for water, haa, with the Aztec one, atl."[verification needed] However, it is more likely that the Aztecs themselves coined the term, having long adopted into the Nahuatl the Mayan word for the "cacao" bean; the Spanish had little contact with the Mayans before Cort├ęs's early reports to the Spanish King of the beverage known as xocolatl.

Contact Details


Kiosk K31, Level 3 Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
50088 Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Tel: 03-2382 0366

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

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Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

It's easy enough to feel like a child again upon seeing the chocolate fountain. I've also spotted it at the Lemon Garden (Shang) and Sudu (KL Hilton). And the flea market at The Curve!

3/27/2007 4:32 PM  
Blogger Timothy said...

I have to confess, I have an urge to go under the chocolate fountain with an open mouth ... and let the chocolate flow into my mouth ... but I know that's not errm... viable. Right?

3/27/2007 5:38 PM  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Tim, now that's so Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. ;-) As we grow older, we start worrying about the feasibility of doing crazy things. Just for once, we should be able to let our hair down and dive into the melted chocolate. Yummmm....

3/27/2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

Hi Timothy, are you the owner of timlow2002.fotopages.com?

3/28/2007 8:43 AM  
Blogger Timothy said...

Precious Pea ... indeed I am the owner of timlow2002.fotopages.com. Sad to say, I haven't been updating that site for a very long time now ... ever since I focused on 3-meals.com. Any comments on my fotopages ?

3/28/2007 11:18 PM  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

Remember you commented on my fotopage before? ivywong78.fotopages.com? You also gave me a link to see your cute doggies. Like you, i also focus on my preciouspea now. Nice meeting you again!

3/29/2007 3:07 PM  
Blogger Pinka said...

Whoa yamyam yum yumn yom yommmmmmmmyyyy!!!

3/29/2007 6:32 PM  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Yeah, choc fountains are so in now as you can find them at cocktail functions, weddings and parties. Was experimenting beyond the usual fruits and marshmallows one day and surprisingly jambu air even went well with choc sauce.

3/29/2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger Melting Wok said...

its a hit last year, e'one was buying it for xmas, b'days, and so on, I think its timeless, how can one have enough of tt chocolaty goodness ya ? :) Btw, what happens when we stick our mouths right on the fountain, will get saman a not ? hehe
p/s: tim, thx for adding me to ur link. Did the same. Could pls kindly remove the blogspot.com and just www.meltingwok.com, thx :)

3/31/2007 3:59 PM  
Blogger Timothy said...

Ha ha Melting Wok, if you ever get the courage to try the choc fountain with your mouth, please inform me. By the way, changed your link already. Congrats for getting your own domain name ....

3/31/2007 5:43 PM  
Blogger MeiyeN said...

interesting....... hope that i've da chance to try this place da next time i am @ klcc :D

4/06/2007 3:51 PM  
Blogger Honey Star said...

OMG your choco nectar is killing me!!!!!!!!! the lil candle is hot enuf to melt the chocolate chunk?

BTW, what is wrong with yur blogspot la? Y moving away?

4/17/2007 9:45 PM  
Blogger vampynyam said...

Stop promoting Chocz...I know the bosses! There are 3 owners and all from Singaporean who still owes me $$$. HOwever not all 3 of them are baddies. Only 1 who is very "Kiasu", "Kiasi"...My company did christmas boxes for them 2 years ago in which he didnt pay me the balance after i delivered all 6k box to Singapore. So i've now banned eating/supporting Chocz. And for your info, one of the partner also came out from the partnership and formed his own company also doing the same thing but supplying to hotels only! Chocz is owned by company called BBR Gourmet. And the partner who came out renamed it and called it BBR MArketing..

3/29/2008 12:40 AM  

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