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FOOD & BEVERAGE | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong
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Godiva continues to indulge the world with its finest chocolates

The Lunar New year is fast-approaching and that better way to celebrate it than indulging yourself and your loved ones in the creations of the best chocolatier in the world. Founded by master chocolatier Pierre Draps 88 years ago in Brussels, Belgium, it has evolved into a company that is regarded as one of the finest chocolate makers in the world. Equally a gourmet treat and lifestyle essential, this modern-day luxury chocolate will continue to add a festive spirit to any occasion.

Limited edition Year of the Horse collection

This year, the company is delighted to celebrate Lunar New Year by paying tribute to the 2014 Chinese horoscope creature: the majestic horse. Named in honor of the legendary Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through Coventry on a horse, GODIVA presents its Limited Edition Year of the Horse collection which features Lady Godiva-shaped chocolates packaged in iconic prosperous-red and prestigious gold gift boxes.

Fusing GODIVA’s Belgian spirit with Chinese New Year’s prosperity and joy, this meaningful festival is better celebrated with friends and family enjoying the most irresistible chocolates to ever be created.

For 2014, GODIVA has specially selected popular seasonal fruits for aromatic dark, milk and white chocolate delicacies.

Angelababy, a multi-talented artist in Hong Kong, is the current image girl for GODIVA’s CNY Limited Collection. As a true Chinese beauty, Angelababy represents the intelligent, energetic, talented and warm-hearted spirit of the Chinese zodiac horse in her exclusive shoot for GODIVA. Captured under the golden sunlight at the Château Sainte-Anne Club in Brussels, Belgium and dressed in a stunning elegant red gown and vintage-chic style, she gracefully poses in her horse-and-carriage ride to this historic location.

The GODIVA 2014 CNY Limited Collection is an assortment of incredibly creative flavors.

The Cheval Noir Poire Caramel is a luxurious ganache of Venezuela milk chocolate and Santo Domingo dark chocolate blended with crunchy cameral pears and vanilla, coated in silky-smooth dark chocolate. On the other hand, milk chocolate fans are sure to enjoy Cheval Lait Cerise Praliné. This treat’s milk chocolate shell is filled with the signature almond praliné blended with cherries, honey and Vanuatu chocolate. White chocolate lovers, though, will surely delight in Cheval Blanc Ananas.

This delicacy consists of seasonal pineapple is mixed with macadamia nut cream to make a Dominican Republic white chocolate ganache. Blended perfectly with crunchy crispies, The Carré Milk Crunchy’s sweetness perfectly melts in your mouth. Its strawberry counterpart, the Carré Dark Strawberry is a combination of fresh strawberry and rich dark chocolate.

GODIVA luxury gift boxes

To celebrate the Lunar Year of the Horse, GODIVA presents a limited-edition chocolate gift box. The elegant GODIVA 2014 Chinese New Year Carré Gift Box contains Carré Milk and Carré Dark Strawberry pieces, packaged in beautiful classic Chinese style, to represent prosperity and all the good things to come. On the other hand, the GODIVA Chinese New Year Liquor Gift Box contains Cherry Cordial, Raisin Fine Champagne and Cherie liquors in divine rich dark chocolate selections.

The brand-new GODIVA 2014 Chinese New Year horse chocolates, carrés and rich assorted chocolates are displayed like elegant jewelry pieces in the limited-edition Luxury Gift Boxes. The GODIVA 2014 Gold Collection is wrapped with bright red ribbon in a Chinese bow, with a gold keychain keepsake bearing the Lady Godiva symbol.

The GODIVA 2014 Chinese New Year Hamper Collection’s specially edited selections of assorted chocolates and popular items bring best wishes for loved ones. The Delight Hamper and Decadence Hamper both contain Chocolate biscuits, Carré Gift Box, Milk Cocoa Powder, and other luxurious treats which make it the ultimate surprise in generous, prosperous gifting.

It is GODIVA’s excellent and exceptional creativity which makes all their creations simply irresistible. With the commitment to make the finest chocolates, the world is yet to delight in their more delectable flavors in the years to come.

 

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FAST FACTS

• With exquisite taste, premium quality, seasonal packaging, exclusive boutiques and innovative products, GODIVA Chocolatier is dedicated to over 88 years of excellence and innovation in the Belgian tradition.

• Recognized around the world as the leader in premium chocolates, we bring the most ultimate chocolate experience and emotional appeal of gifting to chocolate lovers worldwide.

• GODIVA Chocolatier produces many different chocolate pieces that fall into different categories and are often mixed and matched to create a wide range of collections for personal, sharing, holiday and special occasion use.
 

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