Harbour City mall transformed into a chocoholics' dream for a fourth year

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 January, 2013, 3:56am

Sweet tooth or not, it's probably hard for most people to say no to chocolate.

The good news for chocoholics is that promoters at Tsim Sha Tsui's Harbour City mall are again launching their Chocolate Trail campaign.

This will be the fourth year that the campaign has run. More than 20 companies will participate, producing special edition chocolate gift boxes.

The atrium of the mall will be transformed into a huge chocolate mansion with the help of large-scale chocolate-inspired installations and sculptures.

The Austrian master pastry chef and chocolate artist Gerhard Petzl has been commissioned to recreate a special dinner hosted by kings and queens in 17th-century France, except the exotic fruits, glasses, silverware and flower decorations will all be made from chocolate.

Petzl's chocolate art exhibition will not open until January 22.

However a charity photography exhibition featuring the actors Shawn Yue Man-lok and Shu Qi will open on Wednesday.

The two celebrities posed for a special chocolate-themed poster to be sold at the mall. The funds raised by the venture will go to the Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation.