So in September the lovely Eiling invited a bunch of us to head to the Fidani Chocolate factory in Shah Alam where they make premium hand made chocolates under the watchful eye of the skillful chocolate master-chef Amer.
So let’s see…there was – Kimberlycun, Suanie, FA, Ringo, KY, Rach,
HornyBaldyNicholas, Grace, Jen, David, Ziling and Yiling (the last two being Eilings sisters!).
Eiling briefed us on what was going to happen and told us a bit about the company and what they did there, basically they make higher end handmade chocolates under the luxury brand Fidani.
You can get these chocolates in the duty free chocolates shops at KLIA and various other locations.
Then we were introduced to Chef Amer, a highly trained confectionary chef who masterminds the recipes and construction of the chocolates for Fidani using only the highest quality ingredients from around the world.
Before he really got started though we were already demolishing this HUGE box of chocolates, chocolate for breakfast – yum!
And of course people take pictures everywhere, damn bloggers…Suanie and FA
Most of us noticed these looked like boobs too…shame there was nothing phallic..my pair is a bit lopsided though.
Anyway, Amer gave us a very interesting presentation about the history of chocolate, the steps involved in making it and how the different types vary (dark, milk and white) then confectionery (those fake/cheap chocolate that have never seen cocoa).
It was very interesting, learned quite a lot about how complex making a premium grade chocolate is.
After that we headed down into the area where they actually make the chocolates, no-one had been allowed in before so it was quite a treat for us. We had to suit in some hygenic gear of course including hair nets.
And white coats! I felt like some kind of chocolate making super hero, yeehah!
We saw all kinds of processed involved in making the different kinds of chocolates..like truffles!
Some parts are extremely skillful, as you are working with chocolate, too short a time setting and it’ll collapse, too long a time and it’ll be too thick..
Amer then showed us how to make our own pure chocolate bar, which we all did!
KY ho’ing his name there.
Everyone busy at work making chocolates.
My signature chocolate! It was truly delicious, I haven’t finished it all yet…but I’m sure I will soon!
Chef Amer then showed us how to make a delicate rose out of rolled white chocolate, it was impressive indeed.
Looks real eh?
We all got a bit side-tracked in the packing room when we saw this ultra cool machine that sprays the expiry dates neatly onto the boxes…without touching them! We all started coding our arms and hands – sweet!
The labourious packing process is all done by hand as well of course!
We headed back upstairs then to help Eiling test some new lines whilst we waited for our big bars to set…and for those who wanted it to have some Durian chocolate.
As you can see we had made a good dent in that HUGE box of chocolates.
Imagine they average about RM3-4 per piece!
Fidani Signature chocs, lovely.
They are available for special order too including branded chocs for corporate gigs and for wedding favours. All in all it was a very interesting and enjoyable outing, thanks Eiling for inviting us!
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Other people’s experience:
KY visits – Golden Ticket to Fidani Chocolate Factory
suanie and the fidani chocolate factory
I Can Has A Chocolate
David and the Chocolate Factory
choc making superheroes? more like surgeons lol!
awesome gourmet chocolates! you still have your stash? 😀 mine’s all gone baby gone!
I have only one last precious box left, haighhh!
only 1 word: *drool*…
I still got my whole bag untouched. Maybe eat and seen too much oredi. I shall auction my goodie bag off to you guys, starting at RM10 per box! LOL.
Thanks for coming everyone. The pictures are very nice indeed ST and your chocolate making skills not too bad too!
hey, I was there too! what am I, chopped liver? 😛
Hrmm he covered his hair but his janggut how leh? 😛 Just kidding..
How come I wasn’t invited? I blog too hahaha
so this is what you guys look like as nurses… hmmm i loike ;D
i love chocolates!
I like your Shaolin master pose, but I prefer the flasher post with you and KY. Heh!
that rose looks real! when i first scrolled through ur post, i was wondering what u were doing, posting up a pic of a flower!
what a great experience! did u get to stuff urself with a lotta cocoa that day? 🙂
also, i thought it was funny how u’re writing a post on chocs n im giving out chocs on my blog, haha!
Looks so fun! designing ur own chocolate!
David: Same precision required when making chocolates..haha.
suanie: One box left…but it’s not the Fidani, all the nice ones suda makan haha.
ai-ling: Indeed, super nice!
Yiling: Aiyooo so kiamsap…just give for freee one!
eiling: Hehe thanks!
eyeris: You were there as a journalist or a blogger leh? I thought the former..
Nicholas Leong: Famous people one laaaa, cronyism rocks 😀
Huai Bin: You like the perv look eh?
hongyi86: Yah it was quite amazing! We got totally stuffed with chocs.
Lynn: it was a lot of fun indeed.
sigh… now i wanna go hunt for chocolates…<
may i know does Fidani Chocolate factory welcome students aged 6-12 for factory visit?
thanks and good day..
Michael Yip: Mine all suda finish 🙁
samantha: Why don’t you ask them…duh.
Just wanna know how did you organize this outing? Can I have the same for children below 12?
btw, i just wanna know the girl’s name in the first photo
Ichigo: That’s Eiling.
Can you please email me the paperwork to visit the Fadini chocolate factory? I would like to make the same kind of programme for university problem. kindly email the paperwork to email@example.com. I really appreaciate your help! 🙂