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INTRODUCTION


about us VERO is an artisan chocolatier founded in Hong Kong driven by a sincere passion and a dedicated pursuit of the world‟s highest quality chocolate. From the provenance of plantation, the grade of cacao, to our obsession with innovation and quality, our philosophy is to raise the awareness, appreciation and entire experience of premium chocolate. From fair trade cocoa plantations in Venezuela, to research institutes in Malaysia, to master chocolatiers in Europe, we have scoured the globe to gather the wisdom and resources to create the most exquisite of chocolates. VERO is on a continuous quest to bring impeccable quality and innovative recipes to our customers. Our chocolates are handmade freshly every day in our dedicated workshop, using a unique balance of regional and seasonal ingredients. Every ingredient is carefully selected from around the world, with absolutely no compromise in quality. Each year VERO releases two lines of premium chocolate bonbons; Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer collection. Each seasonal collection boasts five skillfully blended recipes which are a reflection of individuality and sophistication. These hand selected delicacies are a result of endless taste tests, requests from our loyal customers, and an intensive selection and refinement process from literally hundreds of different flavours. Today, people are beginning to notice the significant differences between industrial and premium chocolate. Premium chocolate is rich, smooth and complex; industrial chocolate contains additives and preservatives that make it not only waxy, gritty and overly sweet, but also is the reason that they can be kept on a shelf for months on end. VERO‟s pure unadulterated chocolates are and crafted using only the highest-quality all-natural ingredients, without the use of any preservatives. It is for this reason that our freshly made chocolates have a shelf life of 2-3 weeks... then again, who has the self-control to keep them any longer? A premium chocolatier must take into account every detail, from the percentage of the cocoa content, the provenance of the cacao plantation, to the specie of the cacao bean. What clearly differentiates VERO is our dedication we extend towards every client and our ability to tailor our chocolates for personalized orders. We listen very closely to our customers, whether it is suggestions on new flavours, or ideas on unique designs. We welcome all enquiries and handle each request with the individuality that it deserves. As for the chocolate and packaging, technically anything is possible - the only limit is one's imagination. VERO thrives on creativity and innovation and will never compromise the high-quality ingredients and integrity of our chocolates. It is for this reason that many of the world‟s leading companies have selected VERO for their „chocolate needs.‟ If couture chocolate seems a bit over the top, don‟t be so quick to judge. Like designer fashion, designer food is about an appreciation of the finer things in life, and chocolate is only the latest in a long list of foods to spread from gastronomic circles to wider consumer awareness. The appreciation of premium chocolate seems poised to become the next gastronomic trend. Now VERO invites you to step into the world of premium chocolate, and to savoir apiece of what's known as the "Food of the Gods".


brand vision Excellence Quality Artisanship Integrity Innovation Expression Experience

Our mission is to create the highest quality chocolate in the world We are obsessive about quality, and refuse to compromise with preservatives or artificial flavors Our fresh chocolates are handcrafted with passion by our team of artisans All our cacao is sourced from fair trade plantations and we strive to put the environment first We thrive on creativity with a strong philosophy of „less is moreâ€&#x; Each request is considered a top priority, and receives individual attention and care We capture the imagination and senses, spreading awareness and appreciation of true chocolate


SIGNATURE COLLECTION


premium squares Perfect bite-sized chocolate squares for those true chocoholics. Our signature dark 70% blend combines carefully selected varieties of cacao from the worldâ€&#x;s most superior plantations. The result is a deep aroma, with an initial delicate flavor that evolves into an intricate aftertaste leaving the palate clean and scented.

16 piece premium squares: HK$150


premium bonbons Each year VERO releases two seasonal collections boasting five skillfully blended recipes which are a reflection of individuality and sophistication. Our pure unadulterated chocolates are handcrafted every day, using a unique balance of regional and seasonal ingredients, without the use of any preservatives. It is for this reason that our freshly made chocolates have a shelf life of 2-3 weeks... then again, who has the self-control to keep them any longer? Autumn/Winter Collection 9 piece collection: HK$150 25 piece collection: HK$:360


premium bars A generous handmade piece of chocolate, skillfully created by the hand of an artisan, using the highest grade of cacao available. Ideal for sharing amongst friends, family and other social gatherings… or to indulge by oneself Dark 70%: HK$200 Milk32%: HK$200 White%: HK$200 50/50%: HK$200 Chuao%: HK$230 “5” True premium bar box set: HK$1,000


5 elements 5 handmade bars of chocolate, representing one of the 5 elements. Skillfully created by the hand of an artisan, using the highest grade of cacao available. Ideal for sharing amongst friends, family and other social gatherings… or to indulge by oneself Gold. Orange comfit & honey comb:HK$230 Wood. Cinnamon & cocoa nibs:HK$230 Water. Seaweed & sea salt:HK$230 Fire. Dried raspberry & chili:HK$230 Earth. Dried fruit & organic oatmeal:HK$230 “5” elements bar box set: HK$1,150


premium jars Sometimes one piece is simply not enough‌ which is why we have created a collection of handcrafted chocolate delicacies for those true chocoholics.

Original Collection Lemon drops: HK$ 280 Mallows: HK$ 280 Noccioline bark: HK$ 280 Orange grissini: HK$ 280 Xocolatl: HK$ 280


Artisan Collection Yoghurt Clusters: HK$ 280 Premium Sparks: HK$ 280 Golden Popcorn: HK$ 280 Sesame Pencils: HK$ 280 Feuilletine Crunch: HK$ 280


Intima hamper 1 x bottle of VALDO Prosecco 2 x 3 piece premium squares 1 x Xocolatl (hot chocolate) premium jar 2 x Premium bars 1 x Premium bonbon 25 piece collection 1 x 16 piece premium squares VERO „Intimaâ€&#x; Hamper:HK$1,700


Indulgenza hamper 2 x Bottle of VALDO Prosecco 5 x Premium jars 2 x Premium bars 1 x Premium bonbon 25 piece collection 1 x 16 piece premium squares VERO „Indulgenzaâ€&#x; Hamper:HK$3,100


chocolate & single malt hampers The ‘Floral & Alluring’ Hamper 1x Glenmorangie “The Original” 1x Glenmorangie “The Lasanta” 1 x Noccioline Bark premium jar 1 x Premium bonbon 9 piece collection 1 x Tasting booklet & Tasting Card Single Malt „Floral & Alluring‟ Hamper:HK$1,730

The ‘Rich& Sumptuous’ Hamper 1x Glenmorangie “The Original” 1x Glenmorangie “The 18 years Old” 1 x Gold Elements premium bar 1 x Milk 32% 16 piece premium squares 1 x Premium bonbons 25 piece collection 1 x Tasting booklet & Tasting Card Single Malt „Rich & Sumptuous‟ Hamper:HK$2,830


The ‘Rare & Iconic’ Hamper 1x Glenmorangie “The Signet” 1 x Wood Elements premium bar 1 x Orange Grissini premium jar 1 x Premium bonbons 25 piece collection 1 x Tasting booklet & Tasting Card Single Malt „Rare & Iconic‟ Hamper:HK$3,390


ARTISAN COLLECTION


the shoe Limited edition. Dark 70% lace shoe created individually by hand by Executive Pastry Chef Koo.


the rose Limited edition. Dark 70% chocolate roses created individually by hand by Executive Pastry Chef Koo. The „Rose‟: HK$1,800

the love lock Dark 70% key & lock with enough raspberry hot chocolate for two The „Love Lock‟: HK$380


the game Limited edition. A sensual game for two, created by La Perla and VERO for those passionate chocolate lovers. The „Gameâ€&#x;: HK$580


CNY collection Chinese New Year themed festive chocolates. 9 piece bonbon collection: HK$150 25 piece bonbon collection: HK$:360 16 piece premium squares: HK$150


BESPOKE COLLECTION


bespoke chocolates Whether you are looking to show a token of appreciation to your valuable customers or employees, celebrate an important occasion, market a corporate brand, our personalized chocolates always exceed expectations. We welcome all enquiries and handle every request with the individuality that it deserves. As for the chocolate and packaging, anything is possible - the limit is one's imagination. Please contact us for more details: info@verochocolates.com


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our work


our work


SCULPTURE COLLECTION


the artisan Jeffery Koo already knew his destiny and joined the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong as a trainee in the Pastry Department under renowned Executive Pastry Chef Yves Matthey. At the age twenty three, Koo had already demonstrated his excellence, whereby mastering all chocolate, pastry, and sugar art skills. Knowing the inevitable stardom and potential, Koo was sent to France to work with world famous three-Michelin-star Pierre Gagnaire (recognized as number two chef in the world). This experience in Paris gave Koo a chance to learn new pastry making concepts, techniques, and systems creating an enriching second stage in his professional career. Koo has created work for some of the world‟s most influential people, an example being the Mandarin Oriental in Malaysia, where Koo was invited to work for the King‟s birthday. Others include Hong Kong‟s Chief Executive Donald Tsang, and other local celebrities. In 2007, Koo was invited to compete in the World Chocolate Master in China, where he received the prestigious and highly sought after “best taste” award. Always looking to raise the bar higher, in 2008 Koo was presented with a new exciting chapter and opportunity to broaden his professional horizons. Partnering with the luxury artisanal chocolatier VERO, Koo was given the important role as Executive Pastry Chef, taking VERO chocolates into a new era.


our craftsmanship


our craftsmanship


our craftsmanship


CAKE COLLECTION


5 artisan cakes At VERO all our creations are handmade with passion, using the highest quality ingredients, without the use of preservatives or artificial flavors. The „signatureâ€&#x; chocolate Taro earl grey White passion Orange Crisp Rosemary Cheesecake Personalized cake garnish available Available sugar-free (diabetes-friendly) HK$250 per pound (1 pound = 4-6 servings)


bespoke cakes At VERO all our creations are handmade with passion, using the highest quality ingredients, without the use of preservatives or artificial flavors. Whether a wedding, birthday, or other celebration, master pastry chef Koo can personally create a cake according for the occasion.

Please contact us for more details: info@verochocolates.com


EVENTS & EXPERIENCES


our lounge Lounge, gift shop, workshop, atelier, café, salon de the, desert & wine bar… these are some of the words used to describe the new VERO „experience. The venue was inspired by famous Italian designer Franco Costa who flew to Hong Kong from Milan especially for this project. A one of a kind experience, where people can interact with Executive Pastry Chef Koo as he creates his new chocolate sculptures, to new fresh recipes coming straight from the kitchen, to enjoying a wine and chocolate pairing menu designer by our bar manager from Japan. Please contact us for more details: info@verochocolates.com


the experience In our new chocolate Atelier, anything is possible. With space for 100-150 people, our centrally located new lounge creates a unique venue for private functions with spectacular harbor views of the city. A place where anything is possible from chocolate sculptures, to chocolate master classes, to wine & chocolate pairing events, to other innovative gastronomic experiences second to none. An experience that will last forever. Please contact us for more details: info@verochocolates.com


VERO 3  

3rd version of the VERO catalogue