Was Willy Wonka a major part of your childhood? If you’re nodding, we’ve found a Dubai chocolate spot that will make your dream reality. Mirzam Chocolate Makers at Al Quoz, makes chocolate from scratch. So, if you’re a die-hard chocolate fan, here’s something that will get you drooling.
Seated in the picturesque lanes of Al Quoz, Mirzam invites you with the aromatic fragrance of Dubai chocolate. The chocolate factory is the first of its kind in the UAE and makes choco treats from scratch. Yes, you read that right! You can watch the cocoa beans getting roasted and powdered, before the chocolates are finally wrapped in glittery gold paper. Mirzam is an ode to the local travelers who wandered around the Gulf and Europe in the harsh summer, to bring spices back to the country.
What’s In It?
The chocolate factory follows a seven-step process to bring out the best flavour. The ripened cocoa pods harvested, and shipped to Dubai. This is then followed by a bean-sorting process where the best beans are handpicked at the factory. The selected beans are then roasted to intensify the flavour after which the husk is removed.
Two circular granite stones grind the beans to bring out the smooth, glossy liquid which is then tempered and poured into moulds. The entire factory is set within a glass, so you can still stand back and watch the magic as the best Dubai chocolate gets produced.
On The Menu
If you’re looking for a place to grab a coffee, this one’s just perfect. The factory’s cafe serves a range of hot chocolates including single origin hot chocolate, spiced hot chocolate, dark choco shots, mochas and white chocolate with espresso. There’s also a variety of coffees, pastries and cookies you can binge on along with your Dubai chocolate.
While the cafe has a restricted menu, there are loads of chocolatey goodies you can take back home. From home-made drinking chocolate powder to spiced choco bars and pretty hampers, there’s a lot for choco-lovers can splurge on.
Location: Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
Timings: Sunday -Tuesday: 9am to 8pm, Wednesday-Saturday: 9am to 10pm
Contact: 04 333 5888