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A good friend suggested picking up some Royce chocolates while in Singapore. Sooo unassuming: the name, the location – in the basement of Takashimaya, but I began to perceive how sensational it would be when I saw them packing the chocolates up. An insulated bag with a icepack for travel and storage. Trying some of it won me over – completely incredible, ready-to-melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolates. If life is about experiences, this is definitely one of them. My favourite? The Petite Truffe – Orange. It’s got slivers of orange peel tucked into the folds of dark truffle. It kicks Belgian chocolate’s ass. The Nama chocolate in various flavours (running with some amount of liquor or champagne) are fabulous. There’s even a slab of what they call ‘Black Chocolate’. And a bag of chocolate potato chips that I didn’t try. Hailing from Hokkaido, Japan, I’m not surprised these bits of heavenly cocoa have a cult following. Can they come to Mumbai, already?