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Artisan chocolates in Canada?

I'd like to send some friends a box of artisan quality chocolates. There are American companies that ship, but I'm looking for a Canadian company (read: cheaper shipping). Any recommends? Thanks.

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  1. Soma in the Distillery District.

    Also see this thread:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    1. Soma is wonderful (though I didn't know they shipped). Another good option is Bernard Callebaut out of Calgary.

      http://www.bernardcallebaut.com/

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      1. re: PaulV

        Bernard Callebaut is a wonderful Canadian (with roots in Europe) chocolate maker, I have met Bernard (while doing some work for the company) and he is a great family man who really loves his work.

        1. re: PaulV

          On my last visit to Toronto in May I visited Soma and was told they regularly shipped gifts out to the east coast so I would assume there wouldn't be a problem shipping elsewhere.

          Personally, I would lean towards Soma but Bernard Callebaut or JS Bonbons would also be good choices.

        2. For one more source, you might try Odile Chocolat in Toronto. I tasted Odile's chocolates at the One of a Kind show in T.O.a couple of days ago. They're very high quality, unusual, and taste wonderful.If you'd like to check out the website, it's <http://www.odilechocolat.com/>

          1. These are bars, not filled chocolates, but http://www.littlegreenolive.com sells Amedei Chocolate (as well as a bunch of other gourmet food). Amedei is an award winning company from Tuscany that some feel makes the best chocolate in the world. All I know is that they taste great!

            1. What about Rogers Chocolates from BC? I haven't had them in a long time, but I remember them being excellent.

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              1. re: troutpoint

                I second Rogers. High quality, nice packaging.
                Here is a link to their site.

                http://www.rogerschocolates.com/

                1. re: kitchensalli

                  Rogers isn't really "artisan" - it's decent chocolate if you like it super sweet. Bernard Callebaut is definitely a step up, but if you want truly special chocolates go no further than Thomas Haas in North Vancouver. http://www.thomashaas.com/
                  He's recently started his own chocolate business, after many years of success as the star of Vancouver's pastry arts. (His sparkle cookies are worth a try as well.)

              2. What about JS Bonbons? They have a great selection (and great tasting) truffles.

                http://www.jsbonbons.com/

                1. Bernard Callebaut is a favorite treat for really high quality chocolate.

                  I've miss it since moving from Calgary which is their home base.

                    1. ooooh...I just discovered these today!
                      www.chocolatas.com

                      Husband and wife team of "artisan" chocolatiers. The shoe is so cute!

                      1. I am totally totally late on the post but if you would like to do such a thing again maybe check out wildsweets