AZTEC – The New Chocolate Shop In Town

By S. Ansari
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AZTEC chocolates are handcrafted. To make the most of the flavour and texture, enjoy them at room temperature. If you’re ignoring the temptation to have them immediately, preserve them at 12-20 degrees Celsius. Away from odour, moisture and sunlight.

AZTEC Chocolate logo
Aztec Chocolate Shop

This is the care tip you receive, whether purchasing your very own box to curb your sweetness pang or to give to someone for an occasion.

Aztec was launched on 15th September 2017. The chocolate shop offers 45 different flavours of chocolate. These range from mint, to coconut, to dark, to classics, to a variety of nuts and fruits. This chocolate shop overwhelms with flavour, colour and ambiance. It offers an expansive display of chocolates, along with various options of wrapping and boxes. Aztec is designed by Asad Omari and Afsheen Dada. It is located on main Badar Commercial – the hub of eateries. ‘A lot of research has gone into interiors, packaging and motifs. In fact, every little detail in this shop has been given a lot of thought’, explains Naila, owner of AZTEC and the very popular ‘Pie In The Sky’ bakery.

7 types of chocolates at Aztec, Mint Lemon, Mint Chocolate, Dragee Pecan Nut, Lime Cheesecake, Coconut Biscuit Mix, Orange Fingers
Aztec Chocolates

Chocolates are loved and enjoyed by almost everyone. There is always something for everyone’s taste. It follows naturally then, that Aztec chocolates would make a precious gift. They can be gifted, nicely-packaged, for multiple festive occasions. They can be enjoyed equally by young and old. 

Naila adds: ‘Karachi needed a chocolate store as there is none, hence AZTEC came along.’ We asked about her competitor, but she wished not to comment. ‘Both of us are very different. After having our chocolate however, people have been giving us great feedback and thanking us for bringing real chocolate to town.’

Why Aztec?

Naila explained how Aztec was an ancient tribe that had invented chocolate with Cocoa beans in the 15th century.

Any plans on stocking chocolates at ‘Pie In The Sky’ locations?

Naila explains: ‘But you can’t do that because this has its own requirement which includes humidifiers and temperature control for chocolate maintenance purposes. The chocolate loses its taste once it melts.’

chocolate gift packages, Aztec Chocolate Gift Boxes
Aztec Chocolate Gift Boxes

We tasted the following Aztec flavours: Espresso, Caramel, Cheesecake, Croquette Pistachios and Milk Caree. When you bite into an Aztec chocolate, you might not experience an immediate burst of flavour, but rather, you are treated to an aftertaste. The chocolates are rightly sweetened, perfectly packed and can be boxed for presents, however you wish them to be.

Our personal favourite is the dark chocolate-almond at Aztec. Give it a try and tell us how you like your chocolates? For more information click here.

If you LOVE all things chocolate, especially Chocolate Chip Cookies, you might want to check out the Karamel Cafe, now open at 5 outlets across Pakistan.

FUN Chocolate Fact: Did you know that the chocolate chip cookie was an accident?


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In 1930 Ruth Wakefield realized she was out of baker’s chocolate and mixed broken piece of Nestle chocolate into her cookie dough, expecting the chocolate to be absorbed and create chocolate cookies. Instead, she accidentally created chocolate chip cookies, and later sold the idea to Nestle in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate!

Test your chocolate knowledge and take our Chocolate Lovers Quiz now! A score of 75% and above means you’re a confirmed chocolate lover. Any less? You need to up your game or switch to gulaab jamuns or laddoos as your preferred dessert choice 😉

Chocolate facts and image courtesy Ten Weird Chocolate Facts

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About S. Ansari

Sarah holds a bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. She also runs a home-based packaging business – Lime. Sarah has worked towards the empowerment of people with disabilities via vocational training. She plans to pursue a career in Education and childcare, as well as engage in conscious CSR and humanitarian projects. She is married and mother to a beautiful daughter. ‘I write for FUCHSIA to express and pen down my thoughts’ Says Sarah. She wishes she could ‘Turn back time, be more positive and learn from life lessons’. Sarah lives by the motto: ‘Don’t judge. You really don’t know what’s going on in others’ lives!’