Harriston Chocolate was inspired and started in 2005 by the chocolateloving entrepreneur Mr SC Teng who saw an opportunity in themarket for a uniquely Malaysian chocolate company.
Working as a tour operator at the time, he realised that nearly allthe chocolate sold in Malaysia was imported and designed for Western tastes with typical Western flavours. He began to think about all the uniquely Malaysian flavours and imagined how they would taste mixed with chocolate. He was convinced there would be demand not only from Malaysians butalso from tourists who wanted something uniquely Malaysian to
take home with them. His vision was a home-grown brand that Malaysians could connect with and be proud of so he began to work on recipes to infuse uniquely Malaysian flavours into chocolate.