Chocolate Bon Bons: What Are They, How They’re Made, & More

Chocolate Bon Bons: What Are They, How They’re Made, & More

In the realm of confectionery delights, few treats evoke the same level of joy and indulgence as chocolate bon bons. These bite-sized wonders are synonymous with luxury, often adorning the shelves of high-end chocolatiers and artisanal shops.

But what exactly are chocolate bon bons, how are they made, and what makes them so irresistible? Let’s unwrap the mysteries of these delectable delights.

What Are Chocolate Bon Bons?

Chocolate bon bons, often simply referred to as bon bons, are small confections made primarily of chocolate. They typically consist of a chocolate shell filled with various sweet or savoury fillings, which can range from creamy ganache to fruit purees, nuts, liqueurs, and more.

These miniature marvels come in various shapes, sizes, and flavours, making them versatile and suitable for a wide range of occasions. Whether served as an after-dinner indulgence, given as a gift, or enjoyed as a personal treat, chocolate bon bons never fail to captivate the senses and satisfy the sweet tooth.

How Are Chocolate Bon Bons Made?

Crafting bon bon chocolates is a delicate and intricate process that requires precision, skill, and a deep understanding of chocolate-making techniques. At Janice Wong, the process deviates slightly from the usual as our chocolate bon bons are hand-painted and filled with fresh and unique flavours. As such, our process generally involves the following steps:

1. Painting Mould With Coloured Cocoa Butter

The very first step to crafting our artisanal chocolate bon bons is hand-painting the mould with coloured cocoa butter. Doing so allows us to create visually stunning designs that you cannot find anywhere else.

2. Tempering the Chocolate

Tempering the chocolate a crucial step that ensures the final product has a smooth texture and glossy finish. The process involves carefully heating and cooling the chocolate to specific temperatures, which aligns the cocoa butter crystals for optimal stability and shine.

3. Moulding the Shells

Once tempered, the chocolate is poured into moulds to create a thin outer shell for the bon bons

4. Pipe Filling

After the chocolate shells have set, that’s when the inner magic happens. Our chocolatiers fill them with our various concoction of flavours filling. This includes classic flavours like Salted Caramel, Pistachio, and Whisky Orange, as well as Singapore specialties such as Gula Melaka Pandan and Bakkwa Chicken Praline Poprocks.

For a comprehensive list of our offered flavours, do browse our chocolate bon bon page.

5. Sealing With Tempered Chocolate

Once filled, the bon bons are sealed with another layer of tempered chocolate to encase the filling completely. This step ensures freshness and flavour retention and adds an extra layer of visual appeal.

Final Touches

After the bon bons have been sealed, they are allowed to set completely before being carefully unmoulded and packaged.

What Makes Chocolate Bon Bons Irresistible?

Several factors contribute to the irresistible allure of chocolate bon bons:

1. Decadent Flavor Profiles

Janice Wong Pure Imagination chocolate bon bons come in an endless array of artisanal flavour combinations, from Chilli Padi and Kaffir Lime Caramel to Rum and Salted Caramel. Each bite offers a symphony of flavours that tantalise the taste buds and leave a lingering sense of satisfaction.

Not to mention, several of our chocolate bon bons are inspired by our favourite childhood memories—full of nostalgia and sentiment, these chocolates will definitely evoke some of your fondest memories, making for a heartwarming experience.

2. Luxurious Texture

Whether it's the silky-smooth ganache filling or the crisp snap of the chocolate shell, chocolate bon bons boast a luxurious texture that enhances the overall indulgence. The contrast between the creamy interior and the firm exterior creates a delightful mouthfeel that keeps you coming back for more.

3. Visual Appeal

With their intricate designs, vibrant colours, and glossy finish, our chocolate bon bons are as beautiful as they are delicious. Handcrafted and hand-painted, these edible works of art will never fail to captivate the eye and spark curiosity.

4. Perfect Portions

The bite-sized nature of chocolate bon bons makes them ideal for portion control. Each bon bon offers a satisfying taste experience without overwhelming the palate, making them the perfect treat for any occasion.

Moreover, at Janice Wong, we curate our chocolates to pair perfectly with a selection of drinks, including whisky and champagne. We also curate special flavours depending on the seasons. The purposeful coupling of flavours ensures a fulfilling and indulgent experience for all.

5. Gift-Worthy Presentation

Whether given as a token of appreciation or as a gesture of affection, chocolate bon bons make for a memorable and thoughtful gift. Their elegant presentation and gourmet appeal make them suitable for a wide range of recipients, from friends and family to corporate clients and special occasions.


Chocolate bon bons represent the epitome of indulgence and craftsmanship in the world of confectionery. From their exquisite flavours and textures to their impeccable presentation, these miniature marvels never fail to delight the senses and evoke a sense of joy and appreciation. Enjoy them as a personal indulgence or shared with others, chocolate bon bons are sure to leave a lasting impression and create cherished moments of sweetness.

If you’d like to get your hands on some exquisite bon bons, do check us out! We also offer other treats like celebration cakes and chocolate gift hampers. Not to mention, we offer a chocolate-making workshop that will deepen your appreciation for this beloved goodie.

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