With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is the quintessential time of the year to satisfy your sweet cravings for chocolates. Luckily, Toronto is home to some outstanding chocolatiers that have perfected their craft and continue to provide us with their exquisite offerings.
This prestigious award-winning chocolate factory and store features a lavish emporium of single-origin chocolates, truffles, confections and hot cocoa. With two retail locations in the city including at the Distillery District and on King Street West, you’ll be able to satisfy your inner Willy Wonka.
(Hot chocolate from SOMA Chocolatemaker)
The chocolates whipped up at this charming shop owned by Odile Chatelain is something to be experienced. Her handmade truffles feature unique and robust flavours ranging from lavender, hibiscus, rose, saffron, chestnut honey, and chai masala to name a few. There’s also a good selection of chocolate barks that include fruits and nuts. It’s worth noting that you’ll be well taken care of by the impeccable service.
(Truffles from Odile Chocolat)
The folks at ChocoSol Traders are not only concerned with making the very best chocolates, but are also committed to supporting the Indigenous cocoa-growing communities they work with through social initiatives and adhering to environmentally sustainable methods of production. If you’re curious to learn about chocolate making and the appreciation of cacao as a food, they even offer workshops to the general public.
(The display area at ChocoSol Traders)
A true chocolate artiste, Laura Slack’s chocolates are like a work of art and taste just as amazing as they look. As a tribute to Dia de los Muertos —the Mexican holiday, her latest creations of edible infused chocolate skulls have been getting a lot of delicious buzz lately. You can find her goods at shops like Maisonette at the Distillery District, McEwan’s and Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street.
(Chocolate heart from Laura Slack)
Soul Chocolate offers small batch single origin bars that are available at various coffee shops and retailers across the city. Using fresh, all natural ingredients, their chocolates are made with sincere passion and care.
(Madagascar bars from Soul Chocolate)