Dear dessert enthusiasts, did you know that World Chocolate Day falls on 7 July every year?

Yes, you read that right! For one day a year, we stand together in guilt-free appreciation of all things cacao!

Fun fact: World Chocolate Day commemorates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550. Prior to its days as a crowd-puller, access to cacao beans was limited to its specific regions of origin – southern North America and Central America, up till its discovery by foreign explorers who then introduced it to the world. From then on, delicious varieties of cocoa-based dishes were invented all over the globe.

In honour of this amazing discovery that some might not be able to live without today (not exaggerated), World Chocolate Day was announced worldwide.

Can you resist this chocolatey goodness of brownies with ice-cream?
Can you resist this chocolatey goodness of brownies with ice-cream?
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Contrary to popular beliefs, chocolate does not merit its bad rep today. In fact, it carries antibacterial properties as eating pure cocoa has been shown to prevent tooth decay.

Sign us up to be the ambassador of chocolate-flavoured toothpaste!

Besides, the mere scent of chocolate does wonders by signalling our brains to relax – perhaps a cue for us to build a chocolate stash at our workplace. A study conducted also revealed that chocolate scents diffused in bookstores effectively resulted in an increase in sales, especially in the romance genre! How lovely!

Chocolate desserts never tasted so good.
Chocolate desserts never tasted so good.
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With a variety of chocolates available – from milk, dark to white, what are your favourite chocolate desserts to drool over?

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If Milk Chocolate is your pick, you’re a go-with-the-flow type of person who has a lot of friends and you’re someone who can comfort them.

Milk chocolate goes well with everything – just like you!
Milk chocolate goes well with everything – just like you!

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If your go-to is Dark Chocolate, you have a firm personality – someone who always stands up for what they believe in and isn’t afraid of a challenge.

Dark chocolate goodies for those who love a challenge.
Dark chocolate goodies for those who love a challenge.
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Loving White Chocolate indicates that you’re an adventurous person who is always up for something new.

Going “nuts” for white chocolate.
Going “nuts” for white chocolate.
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Crazy for Chocolate Fondue? You’re definitely a fun person to be with! People always want to be around you because of your positive energy.

Marshmallows and chocolate fondue are the perfect match.
Marshmallows and chocolate fondue are the perfect match.
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Hot Chocolate is for those who value relaxation. You’re likely the type to take self-care seriously and appreciate the fancier things in life.

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as an act of self-love!
Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as an act of self-love!
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People who love Chocolate Chips enjoy meeting new people. You’re that person who is always seen at parties, embodying the phrase, “the more, the merrier.”

There’s no such thing as too many chocolate chips!
There’s no such thing as too many chocolate chips!
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If your choice of dessert is Chocolate Ice-Cream, you’re likely one to have a lot of hobbies. You tend to keep busy and are on a constant lookout for what you can do next.

Grab a friend and enjoy some chocolate ice cream together.
Grab a friend and enjoy some chocolate ice cream together.
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Is Chocolate Fudge is your guilty pleasure? Then you’re most probably an ambitious person. No bump in the road can stop you from achieving your life’s dream!

Fudgy chocolate is what keeps you going!
Fudgy chocolate is what keeps you going!
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No matter the “chocolate” you are, this World Chocolate Day, step into Sunway City Kuala Lumpur to profess your undying love for chocolate!

Firstly, you can browse for Insta-worthy gifts at Royce’ Chocolate Sunway Pyramid. Founded in Sapporo, Hokkaido in Japan, Royce’ Chocolate specialises in creating high quality chocolate products using the world’s finest cacao beans, nuts and liqueurs (chef’s kiss!).

Every product will undergo a meticulous process in order to maintain the highest quality standard – embodying their Japanese roots of simplicity, quality, innovation and attention to detail. Looking for a perfect gift for your loved ones? Their signature Nama Chocolate is an unquestionable must-try, made from Ecuadorian cocoa beans that have a mild sweetness complimenting the sharp tang of cocoa powder to create a perfect dance of flavours on your tongue.

Royce’ Chocolate’s Signature Nama Chocolate.
Royce’ Chocolate’s Signature Nama Chocolate.
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Next stop, we have the famous Belgium chocolatier GODIVA with more than 450 outlets worldwide – one being right here in Sunway Pyramid. Renowned for its impeccable craftsmanship and product quality by harnessing the world’s finest ingredients, each merchandise is handcrafted to perfection while holding true to its Belgian heritage.

Their classics include signature flavours such as Hazelnut Praline and Extra Dark Chocolate, whereas flavours such as Key Lime and Neapolitan brings you bold, fresh flavours to fulfil any unconventional cravings. GODIVA has something for any occasion, from Gifts for her and him, to gifts for business appropriate occasions, say farewell to last-minute gift-buying anxiety!

GODIVA Carrés 72% Dark Chocolate Gift Box.
GODIVA Carrés 72% Dark Chocolate Gift Box.
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Eager to round up some lads and/or ladettes to celebrate this glorious day together?

Rendezvous at dipndip Sunway Pyramid to have a splendid time over decadent desserts! As their tagline goes, “we want you to smile at every touch point, from the taste, smell, touch and sight of our decadent desserts”.

Selections abound, ranging from waffle quesadillas to mouth-watering crepes. If you can’t decide on an order, you can opt for the Dip N Share Box that consists of a variety of desserts like pancakes, brownies, s’mores and more to share with your pals! It’s a sugar party!

Dipndip Speculoos Brookies.
Dipndip Speculoos Brookies.
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