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How to buy Godiva chocolate cheaper in Singapore

How to buy Godiva chocolate cheaper in Singapore

Godiva chocolate is delicious. It’s tasty with a nice texture and flavour. They have a great range of classic chocolate blocks (tablets) to hot chocolate drinks. It can be expensive though so I have been wondering how to buy it at a more affordable cost.
Well, there is a way to buy Godiva chocolate cheaper in Singapore, by buying it directly from the Godiva US online store. I’ll explain how in the step by step guide below.


Before I jump into that, here’s a contrast of the US and Singapore prices for the same block of Godiva chocolate.

Singapore Price for Godiva Chocolate


Prices for Godiva chocolate blocks (tablets) such as “72% dark chocolate tablet” and “85% Extra Dark Santo Domingo Chocolate tablet” are $22 SGD in Singapore. This is for 100g (3.5 oz) size.

US Price for Godiva Chocolate


Prices for Godiva chocolate blocks (tablets) in the US. The same type of 100g (3.5 oz) size of chocolate blocks is selling for $3.99 USD across the same range of chocolate tablets. In this example, we are looking at the “72% dark chocolate tablet”.

So at face value that’s the following pricing for the same block of chocolate (assuming a currency conversion rate of USD to SGD of 0.68 (US price/ currency conversion rate):

Singapore PriceUS PriceUS Price (in SGD)
$22.00$3.99$5.78

While looking at these numbers, buying Godiva from the US makes more financial sense. However, we do need to factor in the International shipping costs and taxes too to evaluate if buying Godiva chocolate from overseas indeed will save you money than buying them from inside Singapore. This option only works well for you too if you don’t mind waiting 1-3 weeks for your chocolate to arrive at your doorsteps.


So let’s jump right into it now. Here’s how to buy Godiva chocolate cheaper in Singapore.

How to buy Godiva chocolate cheaper to enjoy in Singapore

Step 1 – Sign up for a US address at comGateway

You’ll need to set up a US address so that you Godiva chocolate can be delivered there. As soon as you register with comGateway, you’ll be given a free, sales tax-exempted U.S. shipping address, and the fun can begin!

Step 2 – Start shopping

Start shopping on Godiva’s US online store and use your new US address.
If you get stuck due to payment reasons, that is the online store won’t accept your credit card, consider using the freight forwarder’s proxy payment service, in the case of comGateway they have BuyForMe service.

Bonus tip – You can also shop at your other favourite U.S. online stores, ship packages to your new U.S. address as well (read my How to buy from US online stores using comGateway from Singapore guide for more details)

Step 3 – Packages are shipped to your US Address

ComGateway packages

comGateway notify you as soon as your packages arrive. When you log in, you’ll have full control over what happens to your package next.
Here’s an example from my recent purchase from Godiva.com (and also other US online stores such as Amazon.com)

Step 4 – When you’re ready, ask comGateway to ship your packages home at comGateway

Once all your Godiva chocolate (along other items from other US online stores if you brought other things) arrive at your comGateway address, then when you’re ready, to ask them to ship them to your home.

Step 4.1 Confirm Final Delivery Address

Step 4.2 Select Repack (optional) and Shipping Speed

Step 4.3 Pay for your International shipping fees and add Promo codes (as applicable)

Step 4.4 Review International Shipping order

Review your International Shipping order. In my purchase, at this step, I reviewed the order again after entering my payment details. I have chosen the “Standard” shipping option.  

Step 4.5 Confirm your International Shipping order

Step 5 – Enjoy your Godiva chocolate!

Enjoy your Godiva chocolate, shipped directly from the Godiva US store.
If you’re wondering what my own purchase was like. I brought about 278 SGD worth of Godiva chocolate from the Godiva US online store. This is compared to buying the same for 123.95 SGD. Please see my breakdown below.

How much Godiva cost from the Godiva US online store

Here’s the breakdown of purchasing the same chocolate from the Godiva US online store vs the Godiva Singapore online store. 81 SGD equivalent (55.95 USD)

ProductQtyITEM#Price (USD)Price (SGD)
LARGE 72% DARK CHOCOLOATE BAR379410$3.99$5.78
LARGE 85% EXTRA DARK CHOCOLATE BAR179408$3.99$5.78
LARGE 50% DARK CHOCOLATE COCOA NIBS BAR210621$3.99$5.78
LARGE 31% MILK CHOCOLATE BAR279414$3.99$5.78
LARGE 41% MILK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BAR273905$3.99$5.78
WRAPPED MILK CHOCOLATE CARAMELS173248$12.00$17.39
WRAPPED CREME BRULEE DESSERT TRUFFLES178148$12.00$17.39
WRAPPED CARAMEL NUT BROWNIE TRUFFLES179745$12.00$17.39
     
USD to SGD exchange rate 0.69$55.95$81.09

Compared to how much it’d cost in the Godiva Singapore online store

278 SGD equivalent (193 USD)

Godiva SG    
ProductQtyITEM#Price (USD)Price (SGD)
LARGE 72% DARK CHOCOLATE BAR379410 $22.00
LARGE 85% EXTRA DARK CHOCOLATE BAR179408 $22.00
LARGE 50% DARK CHOCOLATE COCOA NIBS BAR210621 $22.00
LARGE 31% MILK CHOCOLATE BAR279414 $22.00
LARGE 41% MILK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BAR273905 $22.00
WRAPPED MILK CHOCOLATE CARAMELS173248 $56.00
WRAPPED CREME BRULEE DESSERT TRUFFLES178148 $56.00
WRAPPED CARAMEL NUT BROWNIE TRUFFLES179745 $56.00
    $278.00

Total cost of delivery for Godiva chocolate

Using comGateway’s Time and Cost calculator, the International standard shipping cost is 24.80 USD. That’s about 36.47 SGD for the shipping costs. Total costs for the Godiva purchase is $84.29 USD which equals 123.95 SGD.

You should explore other “freight forwarders” online as well, to find the best pricing and promotions that you can take advantage of. VPost is also an alternative if you’re looking for another freight forwarder to explore.

Total cost of purchase in my example:

Happy shopping!

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