LOVE18 - A TASTE OF LOVE
LOVE18 - A TASTE OaF LOVE – Our Story
Inspired by the famous Japanese drama – Beach Boys, a dream was planted into our mind to operate a lovely chocolate café by the beach during our retirement. This small and simple dream has then become the humble beginning of Love18 Chocolates in 2012 where we finally decided to take a leap to move forward and work on retirement chocolate workshop.
Started out in a 80sqft room at our home, this small workshop is the beginning of Love18 Handmade Chocolates where we test, research and work on different type of chocolates ranging from truffle, bonbon and praline. After 8 months of research and development, our first series of chocolates are fine tuned to perfect taste, look and feel – a refined blend of ganache chocolates topped with premium cocoa powder. We named the first chocolates series – “First Love” to recognise our First ever Love18 chocolates. With 3 flavours in the beginning, we slowly expand the First Love series to 12 flavours and sold over 20,000 boxes nationwide. We were truly amazed by the response from the public and touched by the feedback and reviews from all our consumers who fell in love with our chocolates from the first taste. Our effort to introduce quality and premium handmade chocolates into market also attracted many press and TV station coverage to feature our products and review in their news to the public.
After 3 years of hardwork and continued improvement, in 2015, we decided to further expand our workshop into a chocolate café in Setiawalk Mall, Puchong, Selangor. This major move also indicates our confidence to bring our products into mainstream business world and allowing more walk-in customers to taste and experience our chocolates. We also continue expanding our product line to include bonbon chocolates, chocolate tarts, truffle and praline with other exotic flavours. In early 2017, we introduced our second series of handmade chocolates – “Beautiful Life” with beautiful hand-painted bonbon chocolates to recognise the happiness moment of life is always beautiful. Beautiful Life Bonbon Chocolates has then become one of the most welcomed chocolate gift-box by our corporate clients to celebrate wonderful moments with their business partners, clients, or even their employees during special moments such as team building, Christmas party or annual dinner functions. For personalised chocolate gift, we also introduced our third series of chocolates – “With Love Chocolates” is the customisable message chocolates that uniquely bring out the special meaning you wish to express to someone.
In Mar 2018, we ventured to Penang for our 2nd Retail Outlet. Located at the heritage hot spot of Georgetown, our chocolate store instantly attract the visitors from both local citizens and international tourist who fall in love with our chocolates and our DIY chocolate workshop.
Love18 Chocolates will continue to innovate in developing quality handmade chocolates using premium quality ingredients; and will continue to infuse wonderful meaning and purpose into the products we made.