A golden ticket to chocolate bliss: Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka musical to hit cinemas – Explore Singapore’s delectable dessert spots!

The excitement is palpable as we eagerly await the release of Timothée Chalamet’s upcoming movie, “Wonka,” set to hit cinemas on December 15th. 

The film promises to be a mesmerising journey into the origins of everyone’s favourite candy connoisseur, Willy Wonka. 

So, step right up, folks, as we dive into a candy-infused adventure with young Wonka and the lovable Oompa-Loompas.

Let’s get right into it! 

The sweet journey of Wonka: A sneak peek

Here’s what we know about the movie so far: 

The case of "Wonka" 2023
Get ready to witness the star-studded extravaganza that is “Wonka”! Image credit: Wikipedia

The cast

We’ve got heartthrob extraordinaire Timothée Chalamet, stepping into the shoes of the iconic eccentric inventor. 

And if that wasn’t enough to make your taste buds tingle, behold the rest of this mouthwatering cast: 

Hugh Grant, takes on the role of a pint-sized, green-haired Oompa Loompa (yep, you read that right). Olivia Colman brings her Cockney accent to life once again as an innkeeper, while Sally Hawkins will be stealing hearts as Wonka’s beloved mother. 

We also have Matt Lucas, playing the part of a mysterious member of a nefarious chocolate cartel, and Rowan Atkinson, who’ll be a priest for a little dose of divine humour.

But wait, there’s more to this candyland of talent! 

The comedic brilliance of Keegan-Michael Key, the captivating presence of The White Lotus star Natasha Rothwell, and the ever-so-dignified charm of Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter — all under the masterful direction of Paul King (of Paddington). 

This ensemble is like a beautifully crafted box of chocolates, each flavour perfectly complementing the other – and we’re here for it! 

And image of Timothee Chalamet and the actor as Willy Wonka
Move over Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp; there’s a new Wonka in town, and he’s here to sprinkle some Chalamagic all around! @tchalamet

The plot 

As Timothée Chalamet dons the iconic top hat, we are transported back in time to witness the enigmatic Willy Wonka’s early escapades. 

The film will take us on a whimsical trip where he encounters the delightful Oompa-Loompas, who become an integral part of his journey towards becoming the chocolate visionary we all know and love.

Release date

December 15, 2023. There’s no doubt that the holiday season is about to get a whole lot sweeter!

PS. You don’t have to wait until December to catch a glimpse of the magic that awaits. Feast your eyes on the “Wonka” trailer below, and get ready to be tantalised by the promise of a sugar-coated adventure.

Experience Singapore’s Chocolate Dessert Wonderland

While we eagerly anticipate this sweet spectacle, let’s embark on a real-life journey of our own, exploring the top chocolate dessert places in Singapore. 

A spread of desserts on a table at Angelina
Image credit: @angelinasingapore

1. Angelina

If you’re craving a taste of Paris in the heart of Singapore, Angelina is the place to be.

Renowned for its rich, velvety hot chocolate “L’Africain,” this elegant spot captures the essence of luxury and indulgence. For the ultimate afternoon tea experience, pair this heavenly beverage with the signature “Mont Blanc cake” or their newest addition, the “Noisettine Chocolat” for a match made in dessert heaven.

Location: 2 Bayfront Ave, #B2 – 89 89A, Singapore 018972

Contact number: +65 6688 7236

Opening hours: Sun- Thurs (11am-10pm), Fri-Sat (11am – 11pm)

Chocolate Danish with chocolate pour at Awfully Chocolate
Image credit: @awfullychocolatebakeryandcafe

2. Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe

Known for their artisanal cakes, chocolate gifts, and freshly baked pastries, Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe takes the chocolate experience to a whole new level.

Their chocolate pour, featuring three different cocoa percentages: Dark Milk (45%), 60%, or 70% Cocoa is a crowd pleaser for obvious reasons. You can drizzle this decadent goodness any pastry or cake of your choice to create a luscious layer of chocolate bliss that’s simply irresistible. We recommend pairing this with their signature “Super Stacked Chocolate Cake.” Moist, dark chocolate layers stacked high and coated with a smooth, luscious chocolate ganache — it’s a chocolate haven that even Willy Wonka would envy!

PS. Keep an eye on World Chocolate Day because Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe is known to treat their customers with free-flowing chocolate! It’s a celebration not to be missed, where you can indulge in chocolate delights to your heart’s content.

Location: 131 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428816

Contact number: +65 6345 2190

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs (11am-10pm), Fri (11am-11pm), Sat (8am-11pm), Sun (8am-10pm)

A dessert from Pure Imagination
Image credit: @jwpureimagination

3. Pure Imagination

Just like Willy Wonka’s factory, Pure Imagination takes you on a whimsical journey through delectable treats. 

From artisanal chocolates to fanciful chocolate creations, this spot tantalises your taste buds with its imaginative delights. Don’t miss their signature “Single Origin Chocolate Tart” and “Single Origin 70% Colombia Chocolate Mousse Cake” that’s sure to leave you in a state of pure bliss.

If you’re interested in playing a Wonka yourself, you can sign up for Bean to Bar Chocolate Journey workshop classes with the owner of Pure Imagination and award-winning chocolatier Janice Wong. Prices range from 80 SGD for 1 pax to 140 SGD for 2 pax, with no age limits. It’s a chance to dive into the enchanting world of chocolate-making and experience the magic firsthand!

Location: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1, K119, Singapore 237994

Contact number: +65 9640 6397

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (10am-9pm)

A cake from Chocolate Origin
Image credit: @chocolateorigin

4. Chocolate Origin

At Chocolate Origin, you’ll experience the magic of pure, unadulterated chocolate. 

Their chocolate cakes are a revelation, featuring a velvety smooth centre encased in a thick layer of fudge-like chocolate. Just like young Willy Wonka’s discoveries in the cacao fields, this dessert promises to take you back to the very roots of chocolate ecstasy.

Location: 1 Jurong West Central 2, #02 – K3, Singapore 648886 (Note that there are 13 other Chocolate Origin branches in Singapore, including Kallang Wave Mall and United Square Mall)

Contact number: +65 6861 1103

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (10.30am-10pm)

Waffle and ice cream dessert from OCD
Image credit: @ocd_cafe

5. Obsessive Chocolat Desire (OCD) Ice Cream Cafe

For those of us with an unapologetic obsession with chocolate, OCD Ice Cream Cafe is a haven. 

Lose yourself in their crispy, yet fluffy waffles topped with up to 3 scoops of ice cream. But here’s where it gets even better — OCD’s chocolate ice cream comes in five different flavors, each with a unique cacao percentage and origin. Choose from Madagascar 33% Milk, Ecuador 40% Milk, Belgium Dark 60%, Brazil 72% Dark, or Africa 85% Dark. You truly can’t go wrong with any of these combos, but if you’ve got a real hankering for a cocoa fix, the Africa 85% is the way to go. It’s so good, you’ll be chasing every last drop! 

Location: 114 Jln Besar, Singapore 208834

Opening hours: Wed-Mon (2pm-11pm), Tues (Closed)

The 20 layer cake at Lavo
Image credit: @lavosingapore

6. Lavo Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

At Lavo, the chocolate creations are not just desserts — they’re masterpieces. 

Their whopping 20 layer “Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake” takes center stage and is a sweet sin you won’t regret. With its layers of luxurious peanut butter mascarpone, this cake is a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds. Trust us, this guilty pleasure will leave your chocolate cravings satisfied for a long, long while!

Location: 10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1, Level 57, Singapore 018956

Contact number: +65 6688 8591

Opening hours: Mon-Sat (11am-12am), Sun (12pm-12am)

The Chocolate Mille Crêpes from Lady M
Image credit: @ladymsg

7. Lady M

Lady M brings sophistication to the chocolate dessert scene with its “Chocolate Mille Crepes.” Layers of delicate crepes interlaced with velvety chocolate pastry cream make for a delectable and visually stunning treat.

And if you’re ready to embrace the luxurious side of life, the “Gâteau Au Chocolat” awaits — a masterpiece featuring alternating layers of dark chocolate sponge cake and crushed walnuts, all enveloped in a velvety chocolate mousse. It’s crowned with a layer of dark chocolate ganache, and a luxurious splash of gold dust adds the perfect touch of opulence. As you savour each bite, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into the grandest ballroom, indulging in a dessert fit for royalty.

Location: 181 Orchard Road, #01-27 & #02-07 Singapore 238896 (Note that there are 4 other branches across Singapore, including South Beach Avenue and Jewel Changi Airport)

Contact number: +65 6509 3673

Opening hours: Sun-Thurs (11.30am-10pm), Fri-Sat (11.30am-10.30pm)

Wrapping up

As we count down the days to the release of “Wonka,” let’s make the most of this exciting time by exploring the best chocolate dessert places in Singapore. 

Just like Timothée Chalamet’s portrayal of Willy Wonka, these delightful spots promise to take us on an enchanting journey of flavour and wonder. 

So, grab your golden tickets, Chalamaniacs, and prepare for a cinematic adventure of a lifetime, filled with chocolate dreams and sugary fantasies! 

Honestly? December 15th can’t come soon enough!

Just a quick note: The information provided in this article is accurate as of June 2023. For the latest updates and further details, keep an eye out for the venue’s official website or social media channels.

What are your thoughts on Timothée Chalamet as the “new” Wonka? Do you think he’ll live up to the Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder legacy? Let us know below in the comments! 

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