Give the gift of good taste with local chocolates made from Edmonton’s finest purveyors of chocolates.
This little cocoa shop provides endless inspiration for holiday cheer. On Christmas Eve serve everyone a mug full of Chocophilia Spiced Drinking Chocolate from Kerstin’s Chocolate. Visit the shop for outstanding gift ideas –chocolate caviar to share, chocolate for the bakers on your list, or a gift certificate for a chocolate tasting workshop. The Chocophilia bars are made in Edmonton.
Kerstin’s Chocolates 10139 112th Street (780-990-0011 or kerstinschocolates.com)
Next time a peculiar craving sets in, look no further than Sweet Lollapalooza, purveyor of handcrafted, chocolates with absolutely no preservatives and only a fraction of the sugar used in mass-manufactured chocolates. Go ahead, feed your addiction with truffles, buttercrunch, or chocolates such as the Passion Paradou (tropical passionfruit and Valrhona milk chocolate ganache enrobed in dark chocolate) or Salted Butter Caramel (soft Madagascar vanilla bean caramel accented with salt from the Murray River region of Australia).
Sweet Lollapalooza Lower Level, Commerce Place, 10155 102 Street. (780-436-3190 or sweetlollapalooza.com)
Jacek Chocolate Couture
A fusion of cocoa, art and taste, the chocolates from Jacek Chocolate Couture are irresistibly stylish and delicious. Among the winter collection delicacies: Bijous de Sel (creamy milk chocolate with a pinch of red Alaea sea salt), Queen Caramel (caramel infused with English Breakfast tea and enrobed in milk chocolate), and Fig and Vine (fig filled with decadent dark chocolate and full bodied Shiraz). Need we say more?