good milk chocolate in TO?
I'm looking for a gift - for someone who likes sweet milk chocolate. I want nice presentation, but a really 'familiar' taste (think Hershey or Cadbury). Where can I find something like this? (Hopefully downtownish.) I'm open to suggestions for hand-made chocolates (even truffles) and also boxed manufactured chocolate - as long as it's good and looks nice.
Call Teuscher and see what they have. Their classic champagne truffle is milk covered but dark on the inside, with a "champagne" filling in the middle. They also have a milk chocolate truffle. And I would generally say their flavour profile is sweet, but good.
Soma in the Distillery district is probably your best bet for really good gift-quality chocolate in the downtown. They do have a lot of exotic flavours (for example, Mayan, which is quite spicy) but they should be able to help you put together a gift box of chocolates and truffles that have the more "familiar" taste you mention. http://somachocolate.com
I second and third Teuscher (boyfriend just bought me some truffles from Teuscher - beautiful and dee-lish). As for Soma - oh my God! I am very fussy, and Soma is not only super cool, but it has THE best ice cream I've ever tasted in this world - literally! You cannot beat Soma for anything. They are outstanding purveyors of everything chocolate, and the best part is they're not corporate owned - at least I don't think so. If anyone knows, please let me know. I'm a huge supporter of small business, especially in the very difficult food business.