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Nov 24, 2006 04:17 PM

Truly yummy chocolate for Christmas gift....

So, my Dad and Stepmom moved to northern Ontario a number of years ago. I always try to get my Stepmom something special she just can't get up north. Usually, it is chocolates and the newest specialty kitchen gadget. I have been sending up Godiva chocolates, because I could always find them (plus I didn't live near the GTA at the time). I don't particularly like Godiva's and would like to send something, well, more yummy. Does anyone have any suggestions? As a note, I think I will be in the GTA a few times in the next month, but in the event I am not (or have a meltdown facing hordes of Christmas shoppers) I would especially love to hear about places with a website or that do mail order. Please help my poor stepmom elevate her chocolate experience this Christmas!

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  1. I love Bernard Callebaut chocolates and truffles. There's a location in Etobicoke at Dundas St W and Royal York. Or you can order online, here's their website:

    1. I know I talk about them a lot, but SOMA CHOCOLATE...either go to the Distillery DIstrict, or their website It has a note to say to email them for shipping information, therefore, I assume that they will ship to Northern Ontario. This chocolate is EXCEPTIONAL, and it is beautifully unique, and rich and delicious. You will not find anything else like it.

      1. Ditto on Soma... have given their chocolates as gifts in the past, always results in rave reviews.

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        1. re: Vise

          whole-heartedly agree. well worth the trip to the store to check things out. my favourite truffle is the bergamont, my partner's is the masal chai. i have a friend who loves the balsamic vinegar, but i have to say, it's too strong a flavour for me. oh oh oh, the caramel filled one with fleur de sel on top, those are to die for, and i'll stop there because now i have a big craving.

        2. Swiss Master chocolates are absolutely phenomenal! Definitely my favourite place in the city for chocolates. The chocolate itself is the absolute finest swiss chocolate and the fillings are amazing.

          Swiss Master Chocolatier is located at 2538 Bayview Avenue just south of York Mills.

          They also have a website:


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          1. re: KiWe Kid

            I second Swiss Master. The most beautiful selection of chocolates I've ever bought in Canada.Terrific selection of both traditional and unusual fillings. They have an interesting creme brulee chocolate I haven't seen anywhere else.

            Neuhaus in the Manulife Centre, and Leonida's in the Holt Renfrew Centre also have great chocolates that get flown in each week.

            1. re: KiWe Kid

              Does anyone know if Swiss Master carries paves? Signature chocolate of Geneva: deadly rich little squares dusted in cocoa. Sublime. I would love to get some for Christmas.

              I checked the website but found it a little hard to navigate.

              1. re: KiWe Kid

                I went to swiss master for the first time today, and was really impressed with the selection and the packaging. I only bought four truffles and they put them in a darling little box shaped like a mini-purse and placed it in a gold gift bag with all the trimmings. Some establishments wouldn't even bother with all that unless you buy a whole box of truffles. These would make awesome gifts.

                I don't think they had the creme brulee chocolate mentioned in one of the replies here, but I really enjoyed the eggnog truffle that I had.

              2. JS Bonbons at Dupont & Davenport. The truffles are spectacular.


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                1. re: ltdan

                  I second jsbonbons...she also does special ones with die for.

                  1. re: mtampoya

                    I third the js bonbons- the salted caramel one is absolutely ridiculously amazing- I had one about a month ago and I CANNOT forget it.