Reaching The Peak Of The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Is it just me, or is Takhasussi St. becoming the new Chocolate Street of Riyadh? With the rise of many top chocolatier brands in that area, it’s hard to decide which will make your heart beat skip faster (both in terms of excitement and diabetes-wise). But among the famous brands lined up in that strip, one brand caught my attention: the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. I’ve never heard of that before, I thought. So last night, I went it to take a look.

The brand was named after the rocky mountains of Colorado, USA, where it originated. The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is actually the largest chocolate store in the United States and they have recently expanded worldwide with stores in Japan, South Korea and United Arab Emirates. This branch in Riyadh is their latest one in the international scene.

Wall murals.

Wall murals.

As I entered inside, I found the space to be huge. Too huge, if you ask me. As tall as the ceilings and grand wall the murals were, the place felt empty. Maybe because I was the only person there at that time and there was only one salesman present for such a big store. I guess I was expecting a more dynamic atmosphere for a US brand. Anyway, my attention eventually zoomed in on the glassed cases where the goodies lie. Heaps of chocolates and confectioneries are on display and each will pique your curiosity. Especially since they are quite expensive.

Here, check it out:

Truffles, anyone?

Truffles, anyone?

Toffee slabs with different kinds of nuts.

Toffee slabs with different kinds of nuts.

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Haystacks are coconut shreds packed in chocolate.

Haystacks are coconut shreds packed in chocolate.

Marshmallows on a Stick, 15SR each.

Marshmallows on a Stick, 15SR each.

Bronze chocolate coins.

Bronze chocolate coins.

Who likes peanut butter+chocolates?

Who likes peanut butter+chocolates?

They have a separate area for the Caramel Apples, which is well-deserved since out of all my purchases that night, they were the ones I enjoyed the most. Made with imported Granny Smith apples and dipped into different decadent sauces and toppings – this item is unique to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and it is quintessentially American. At 30SR-35SR per apple, depending on the sauce, it’s worth a try. If you can’t finish the whole apple, it’s also good for sharing. I ordered the Apple Pie Apple, which had a marshmallow and caramel sauce rolled over some cinnamon and sugar. That apple is really worth its price for the crunch and sweetness and the caramel sauce was a delicious match to boot in balancing the texture.

Where the Apple Caramels are.

Where the Apple Caramels are.

Choose your apple!

Choose your apple!

The Apple Pie Apple, 30SR. My favorite!

The Apple Pie Apple, 30SR. My favorite!

You can have it sliced for sharing.

You can have it sliced for sharing.

Inside the Apple Pie Apple.

Inside the Apple Pie Apple.

I also tried one of their Haystacks, Raspberry Truffles and Rocky Road Clusters. All their chocolates are per kilo, but you can buy them per piece.

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Dark Chocolate Haystack (coconuts in chocolate), 18SR a piece

Dark Chocolate Haystack (coconuts in chocolate), 18SR a piece

Raspberry Truffle, 26SR a piece

Raspberry Truffle, 26SR a piece

The Raspberry Truffle had a great aroma and super rich chocolate texture.

The Raspberry Truffle had a great aroma and super rich chocolate texture.

Rocky Road Cluster, 23SR a piece. It was everything a Rocky Road stands for.

Rocky Road Cluster, 23SR a piece. It was everything a Rocky Road stands for.

Each kind of chocolate can come in either dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate form. The truffles also had mint, hazelnut and toffee flavors. Clusters/Bears (a special combination of nuts dipped in chocolate) are available in cashew, macademia and pecan (among others). They also had “Barks” which I presume to be named after the barks of trees. Barks were small blocks of chocolate with different flavors like Mint, Avalanche, Grasshopper, Oreo and M&M.

I have no idea what Grasshopper Barks are, but I sure hope its not made from real grasshoppers. :P

I have no idea what Grasshopper Barks are, but I sure hope its not made from real grasshoppers. 😛

Overall, there’s a good selection of not-so-common kinds of chocolates but they do come in a hefty price. For those three pieces of chocolates alone, I had to shell out 67SR. Compare that to the other luxury brands we enjoy, it’s pretty pricey in my book.

For a one time experience, I’d say it’s okay to try some of their products. Especially those Caramel Apples. They deserve a space in your tummy’s diary. If anything, this would be the main reason I’d go back here. Ironically, it won’t necessarily be the chocolates. After that though, I don’t think there’s any reason for me to stay on top of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

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Reina

The Communications Editor loves rock n' roll, food trips and is a self-proclaimed, arbiter of taste.

4 Comments

  1. Badj Reply

    Hi! Fauchon Chocolates and Cafe opened already at the Four Seasons Hotel…they have a singles and family area that you may want to visit and feature. 🙂

  2. 1. Your new website is complicated. Search doesn’t help.
    2. Been a fan of pink tarha since the beginning
    3. My husband and I started to try new restaurants coffee shops every week.
    4. You shld also be truthful in your food trip comments example:
    A. Ritz Carlton is only a classy DEFINITELY EXPENSIVE restaurant specifically Orjuan…we were 10 people brunch time..but the food NOT GOOD…TASTELESS. THE PRAWNS as big as the plate…too dry

    B. Korean rest the famous only Korean rest ….DONT TRY THE BUFFET EVERY FRIDAY…..RIP OFF…. WE WERE 15 Filipinos….The pinoy head waiter said come early a At 6pm we were wondering why it’s buffet….now we know the answer before that incident I told the owner bec we always eat once a month ala carte we met the Korean owner, I told him sr 150 per person is. so expensive than hotels…and won’t forget what he said your 150 is worth it!?

    OMG …the food was not being replenished…especially tempura they are all veggies…the fish if we did not complain will not be cooked to replace the one that were all bones….by the time the fish was served fish we were leaving already ..all the foods were SUPER TINIPID EITHER ONE TIME LANG SERVE ANG SUSHI OR WALA NA AS IN WALA….YOU SHLD TRY IT IMAGINE WE PAID MORE THAN SR 2k. At water a mere sr 2 bottled water tinitipid rin….
    3. Waffles …just plain tasteless waffles ….lasang tinapay…masarap pa pandesal….

    Just be truthful in your comments….

    • Janelle Reply

      The Pink Tarha ladies are not food critics. We do not have the rights/education/background to be “critics” especially of food. We are just plain consumers and diners who go to a restaurant and eat. We share what we experienced in the blog. We are truthful of what we said. Korean Palace has been a favorite and the entry on it has been published years ago. There might have been changes but we haven’t been there for the longest time to merit a negative review. As for Ritz Carlton, Sheila enjoyed her dinner there with her husband. And as for Waffles, we did not say anything about it yet… just posted a photo of their Waffles in our Facebook page.

      If you experience otherwise in all the restaurants that we have featured, you are free to place your comments PROPERLY in the comment section. If you read your comments again, you appear to be angry and “shouting” at us for what you have experienced. We’re sorry that you had a bad time at these restaurants but remember that we are not being paid for writing in The Pink Tarha. We don’t think we deserve such harsh comments from a “fan of The Pink Tarha since the beginning.” You can properly voice out your concerns. No need to accuse us of not being truthful in our comments because there is no reason for us to lie. We are not being paid by anyone to write about them. If your comments are not yet published, it only means that we haven’t logged in in our website’s dashboard to approve them. If you’re wondering why we had the comments moderated, it’s just to filter spam and not to block negative comments.

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