The Easter holidays are nearly here and while we may not be able to travel around to see our loved ones this year, we can at least send gifts to let them know we are thinking of them. And what better way to do this than with a box of chocolates!? Canada is home to many talented chocolatiers who are crafting sumptuous desserts and delicious treats. Whether they are sprinkled with nuts, filled with silky ganache, stuffed with creams and caramels or poured into pretty moulds, chocolates make the perfect gift for any occasion. We’ve rounded up 10 amazing chocolate shops that ship across Canada so you can send your friends and family (or yourself) a decadent gift!
Check Out These 10 Chocolate Shops That Ship Across Canada:
Based out of Calgary, AB, The Chocolate Lab is producing unique and exquisite bonbons. These treats, known for their beautiful shells, come in a variety of special flavours like Snack Attack with vanilla caramel, buttered popcorn, white chocolate ganache and salted pretzel and the Thai Stick with white chocolate ganache, lemongrass, coconut cream, lime, ginger, and Thai chiles. Shop their Artisan Collection Boxes or build your own chocolate box with up to 25 bonbons!
These chocolates pay homage to the great province of Newfoundland and Labrador through their local ingredients and Newfie-inspired names. The Jigs n Reels collection box comes with fun bonbons like the Cape Shore Lady that is made of white chocolate, pistachio and cranberry and the Rattlin’ Bog made of roasted cashew and cashew butter in creamy milk chocolate.
The Chocolate Messenger, based out of Toronto, ON, has thousands of designs available and an in-house chocolatier ready to make custom orders with ingredients like chilli, potato chips and espresso. Their pre-made, unique bars come in flavours like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Maple Sugar and Pretzel & Toffee.
From Saskatoon, SK, Those Girls At The Market are using organic and ethically sourced cacao to create their tasty chocolates. These bars are dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, vegan and made with no refined white sugar. Feel good about eating these delicious chocolate bars like the Cranberry Sea Salt and the feature bar of the month, the Cinnamon Heart made with cinnamon and an organic coconut sugar sprinkle.
This internationally celebrated Toronto-based chocolate shop is sourcing cacao beans from all over the world for their delightful creations. They have a wide selection ranging from piped gianduja truffles to life-sized birch tree branch chocolates. The ongoing chocolate experiment at Soma Chocolate has produced flavours such as pomegranate walnut, mango chilli and spiced plum & black sugar.
The fourth-generation chocolatier, Bernard Callebaut, has brought his chocolate expertise to Calgary’s Master Chocolat store. Choose from options like the assorted chocolate box, hot chocolate bombs and shop the vegan collection. You can even customize the packaging with your own photos and messages!
These hand-painted bonbon bars from Montreal, QC will definitely put a smile on your loved one’s face. Beautifully designed and bursting with flavour, these chocolate treats are perfect for any occasion. They come in delightful flavours like basil ganache, pistachio and lime praline and caramel passionfruit.
These seasonally changing bonbons are created by Winnipeg’s first bean-to-bar chocolatiers. Using unique flavour combinations like grapefruit basil bonbons, red beet truffles and whiskey-infused chocolate bars, these Popp chocolate boxes have options for everyone. Be sure to check out their new line of Easter-themed candies as well!
Based in Ottawa, ON, Alicja Confections has become well known for its beautifully hand-painted bars and truffles. The beautiful packaging on the bars makes the perfect wrapping for flavours like lavender lilac, cookies and cream, spiced fruit and caramel popcorn. There is even a monthly subscription available called The Confection Club where you get to try new flavours before they are released!
While the bonbons and cream puffs can only be shipped locally around Beta5’s home base of Vancouver, the fun Polygon Bars can be shipped across Canada. These chocolate bars come in unique flavours like the Left Field made of caramelized white chocolate, kettle corn, candied peanuts, chilis and flaked salt and the London Fog bar made with earl grey tea, vanilla bean and digestive biscuits.