Dou Handmade Chocolates
By Douglas Habecker and
Ann Li Translated by Ann Lee
336, WenXin South 5th Rd;
(toll-free) 0800-1900 , 0800-1800 (Sundays/holidays)
Hours: 8 am-7 pm
(6 pm/closes 6 pm Sundays, public holidays)
Credit cards accepted.
If you're looking for exceptionally-tasty novelty chocolates
in all sizes, shapes and flavors, Dou Dou Handmade Chocolates
is one of your best options. Manufactured in Australia
by Colefax Chocolates, using the highest-grade (and
most expensive) Belgian Callebaut raw chocolate, Dou
Dou's large variety of sweet treats will delight adults
and children alike..
Among 45 types of milk, dark and white
chocolate, there are chocolate penguins, mobile phones,
koala bears, wombats, lips, cars, cigars, golf balls,
hearts, frogs and much more. Flavors include the "fiesta"
chocolate, with a hint of spicy red peppers, plus various
liqueurs like Cointreau. Customers can pick and choose
to create their own sample boxes, at a cost of NT$350/100
grams. Of note are the NT$400 organic chocolate bars,
kids' chocolates made with no extra sugar or preservatives,
and--for that extra-steamy romantic gift--kamasutra
chocolate bars, engraved with scenes that the kids should
definitely not see.
Dou Dou is housed inside a large glass
building that is part of a car-wash business opposite
the Feng Le Sculpture Park. Inside, customers can browse
through chocolates in a special climate-controlled display
room or relax at a table with a good cup of coffee.