January 21, 2019, Singapore – Celebrate your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with Janice Wong’s Valentine’s collection of XOXO Chocolates and 40g Chocolate Bars. Being one of the most loved sweet treats, Chocolate is always the key to someone’s heart and is the perfect way to say, “I love you”.
Created especially for this romantic day, surprise someone special with a box of XOXO Chocolates. Retailed at S$38, these love-themed chocolates come in boxes of nine and are designed in two different shapes, lips and hearts. Keeping in theme, sink your teeth into three different flavours: Love, with a rose filling, Harmony, a delicious lemon and basil flavour, and for that added level of Indulgence, a Bailey’s Salted Caramel flavour.
To complement this, Janice Wong has partnered with local brand, Candles of Light to offer a Valentine’s Day special set. Pair a box of XOXO Chocolates with Dawn, a lavender, citrus and mint-scented candle to engage the very best of your senses. Available instore and online, these exclusive sets are available from now until 29 February 2020 at S$55.
Making a return for this romantic occasion are Janice’s Chocolate 40g Bars in an exclusive Valentine’s Rose Raspberry flavour. Each dark chocolate bar has been hand-crafted with a splash of red and packaged with a Valentine’s Day greeting card so that customers can personalise a message for their loved ones.
In addition to these sweet treats, Janice Wong Singapore presents a series of pop-up stores set to take place from January through February in major shopping malls in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka, Japan, to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
A regular on the global pop-up circuit, Janice Wong presents a total of five pop-up stores offering Valentine’s Day exclusives and Japan specials from the end of January to Valentine’s Day on 14 February 2020. These include a variety of exclusive chocolate boxes such as the Heart Chocolate Box and Flower Chocolate Box, chocolate popping candies and ruby mochis, and two Lollipop flavours in Peppermint Orange and Dulce Orange Passionfruit.
The pop-up locations include Shibuya Scramble Square, Odakyu Shinjuku and Seibu Ikebukuro in Tokyo, Abeno Harukas in Osaka and Solaria Plaza in Fukuoka. (Please refer to the appendix below for further details on pop-up dates and location.)
About Janice Wong:
Chef Janice Wong’s never-ending passion for culinary art has propelled her forward to test the limits of dessert making. The native Singaporean has learned from some of the world’s best chefs, including US luminaries Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz, virtuoso Spanish chocolatier Oriol Balaguer, and prodigious French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. An undisputed favourite among sweet-toothed Singaporeans, her dessert restaurant 2am:dessertbar has recently celebrated their twelfth year anniversary, redefining the dessert experience and pushing the boundaries between sweet and savoury with carefully researched progressive dishes.
In November 2014 she launched her eponymous sweet concept, JANICE WONG, and recently launched her new concession stand at the world-renowned Harrods department store in London in 2018. Chef Janice has received worldwide recognition for her cutting-edge creations, expanding globally to include an outlet in Tokyo, and is a regular on the global pop-up circuit. Notable global collaborations include Janice Wong MGM in Macau, a sweets shop where customers can observe a live dessert station with the world’s biggest chocolate fountain, and Janice Wong’s first solo exhibition in Huis Ten Bosch Nagasaki featuring her signature edible art works. She has been named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef; for the second year running by the prestigious San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best for 2013 & 2014. Janice Wong also won the title of Pastry Chef of the Year from the World Gourmet Summit Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2015, including the title of Young Woman of the Year from Her World in 2012.
Appendix: Dates and Locations of Pop-Up Stores
- Shibuya Scramble Square: 30 January – 14 February 2020
- Odakyu Shinjuku: 25 January – 14 February 2020
- Seibu Ikebukuro: 18 January – 14 February 2020
- Abeno Harukas: 18 January – 14 February 2020
- Solaria Plaza: 1 February – 14 February 2020