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In our weekly review of the newest stuff in the Kingdom, Ouk Elita takes a trip to ABC Chocolate shop to taste their specialty candy and find out if they soothe her sweet toothe

I was given a flyer for ABC Chocolate a few weeks ago when I was out shopping. I did not realise when it was handed to me, but as soon as I saw the pictures of those cute chocolates, I was excited. As a chocolate lover, I cannot resist visiting when there is a new chocolate shop in town. Therefore, on the weekend, my sister and I made our trip to the 5th floor of Sovanna shopping center. I have to admit the shop is much smaller than I had expected, with just a few tables alongside the counter. Nevertheless, ABC Chocolate was easy to spot. Its white shop and colourful chocolate pieces looked quite promising, even from afar. As I stepped closer, I could make out its shapes.

There, on the counter were dozens of chocolate pieces separated into sections. There were square chocolates with alphabets ranging from A- Z with many different colours to choose from. And then on the other side were shapes of hearts, seashells, stars, roses, strawberries and a lot of other fruit in multiple bright colours. I found out that ABC Chocolate is a brand from Thailand and the imported chocolates can withstand a temperature of 28C. I was also told that the chocolate is charged per piece. The idea is that you are supposed to design your plate of chocolate pieces with whatever words and shapes you want. Not being the creative person that I should be, the only phrase I could think of at the time was “I (HEART) LIFT” as I was on duty to write for Lift. And I do love Lift. Even after deciding on the phrase, I still had trouble choosing the colours as there were so many for each alphabet. I nudged my sister to help me with my selection.

“My selection was not so bad,” I thought as the saleslady handed me my plate of chocolates. The chocolate letters lay there like they are coloured clay on a white plastic plate. They were too adorable to eat, really. I took my first bite starting from the heart. Then I ate another piece of the letter “I” and I liked it better as it had a hint of strawberry to it. The taste varies according to the colours of the chocolate. My sister and I were the only customers at the time but every once in a while I saw kids and teenagers passing by to take a look. After all, who could ignore all these fun-looking chocolates?

I ate only two pieces and decided to take the Lift part home. It was beginning to get a little sweet and the shop did not offer any drinking water or beverage. Besides, I felt a bit strange going there designing all these phrases only to eat them in a few minutes. If you ask me, it is more suitable as a gift as its cute appearance will help enhance what you have to say. However, it’s entirely up to you whether to have this sweet treat for your own or for your loved ones. You design and you can decide.

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