Best chocolatiers in T.O.?
There is a pretty good list to be found in this recent thread that I started:
In my search, I tried a bunch of places and would give my vote to JS Bon Bons for the best chocolates and best variety of chocolates, though SOMA has a wider variety of "chocolate stuff" and is very good.
Simone Marie is the BEST in Toronto (read: authentic Belgian Chocolate, Marzipan, and Truffles). It is a tiny bit less expensive than Soma. And more importantly twice as delicious!
Why is it the BEST? I am happy you asked... The chocolate is neither of the too sticky sweet variety (think all those poser truffle counters) nor of the bitter / too much cocoa gives you a headache type (this puts Soma in the Distillery District at rank #2 or #3). It is still VERY rich VERY chocolate and MOST delicious.
126 Cumberland St.
(Box of 6 for less than $9... and worth every penny)