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tellerium Jul 15, 2007 01:56 PM

Does anyone know where I can get Vosges Chocolate bars in Toronto? I really want to try a few of there more exotic flavours. Bacon and chocolate=yum.

http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/catego...

Thanks.

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    foodie_expat RE: tellerium Jul 15, 2007 02:00 PM

    I haven't seen it in Toronto, but you can get it at the Wegman's in and around Buffalo. That's where I get mine...

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      leahinsc RE: tellerium Jul 15, 2007 02:01 PM

      sorry I can't be helpful but wanted to chime in...incredible test for a bar chcolate and love all the detailed instructions about how to get the full taste experience

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        tartiflette RE: tellerium Jul 16, 2007 08:17 AM

        I was drooling uncontrollably over the website until I read their FAQ and saw this: "To ship to Canada via International Ground the minimum shipping cost is $32" (??!!??)

        Instant heartburn. I certainly haven't seen these goodies anywhere in Toronto - given that their ice cream retailers are all located south of the border and their ridiculous shipping costs, I'm going to guess they're strictly US right now.

        The closest match I can think of offhand that IS available here at reasonable cost is Dagoba chocolate. I've found their bars in a few specialty shops (my sources are Noah's Natural Foods at Yonge and Charles, and The Mercantile at College and Shaw) The lavender and blueberry bar is to die for, as is their Chocolatl with hot peppers and spices.

        There are also some great exotic flavours at Soma in the Distillery - a little box with olive oil, aged balsamic, mayan spice and orange marzipan truffles is a must whenever I'm there.

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          adriennec RE: tartiflette Jul 16, 2007 11:36 AM

          Yes, I've always wanted to order some Vosges chocolate, but the price of shipping is just too much! I would love to try the Black Pearl chocolate, but haven't heard of anything comparable.
          For the original poster, I know that Zotter also sells a bacon chocolate bar. Here is their website: http://www.zotter.at/chocolate-galler...
          But I'm not sure if shipping would be any better, as I had some bars brought back from Germany by a friend.

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            domesticgodess RE: adriennec Jul 16, 2007 01:07 PM

            I went on both websites...and man oh man...I gotta get some of those chocolates.
            WOW...talk about bringing the world of chocolate to a new level.

        2. SherylKirby RE: tellerium Jul 17, 2007 04:52 AM

          Holt Renfrew carried them a few years ago - not sure if they still do. We had the curry and the wasabi bars. Didn't wow me for the price - the flavours were great but the chocolate itself was waxy.

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            foodie_expat RE: SherylKirby Jul 19, 2007 10:48 AM

            FYI...I just got back from a run to Buffalo. The Wegman's that I went to had 3 types of the Vosges bars at $4.99 US each, cheaper than buying then direct from Vosges.

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              idnas RE: foodie_expat Jul 19, 2007 05:12 PM

              Don't keep us in suspense! Which ones did you get, and how are they??

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                foodie_expat RE: idnas Jul 20, 2007 04:26 AM

                I got 2 of the Barcelonas (milk chocolate, hickory-roasted almonds, grey sea salt), which to my taste are really nice--I like the sweet-salty combination. I didn't try either of the others (one with goji berries, one with chilies) because I also bought a pile of Scharffen Berger bars and I thought that I needed to show some self-control...

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                  idnas RE: foodie_expat Jul 20, 2007 05:48 AM

                  I'll definitely put a Barcelona on my shopping list next time I go to Buffalo.

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                    TorontoJo RE: idnas Jul 20, 2007 06:15 AM

                    Add a red fire and a oaxaca to your list if you like spicy chocolate. Those are addictive. The naga is delicious as well. The chocolate and curry flavours blend surprisingly well.

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                      idnas RE: TorontoJo Dec 9, 2007 02:38 PM

                      I picked up an oaxaca in NYC this week. You're right. Definitely addictive. Sadly that's the only kind that store had and I didn't have time to shop around. Glad to see Food Tourist's post about Boncheff, or else I'd likely be heading to Whole Foods and paying through the nose for my next fix!

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            h2o RE: tellerium Oct 9, 2007 04:39 PM

            Found them at Whole Foods. Looked like at least 10 varieties. $13.99 a bar!

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              Teep RE: h2o Oct 9, 2007 05:57 PM

              Thanks! I'm so there tomorrow!

              Also agree that the Dagoba Lavender bar is heavenly.

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                foodie_expat RE: h2o Oct 10, 2007 05:58 AM

                That is highway robbery!!! $4.99 a bar at Wegmans' in Buffalo. Whole Paycheck strikes again...

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                  leahinsc RE: foodie_expat Oct 10, 2007 06:10 AM

                  wow, why so expensive (the over $14/bar)? We found them at a small, small wine shop near our home in Western NC and they are $7.99 per bar.

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                    paper_bag_princess RE: leahinsc Oct 10, 2007 08:17 AM

                    That price is RIDICULOUS !!! I bought some in the Vosges store in Las Vegas and they were 7 dollars a bar which I think is a fairly standard price in the states.

                    The new bacon one is pretty good btw.

              2. Food Tourist RE: tellerium Dec 8, 2007 11:17 AM

                Found Vosges bars at Boncheff on Olivewood today...for $8.99 a bar. They didn't have Barcelona (my fave flavour) or Black Pearl, but they have Naga curry, Creole espresso, Calindia cardamom, and a few more.

                1. TorontoJo RE: tellerium Dec 20, 2007 08:56 AM

                  I know this is an old thread, but in case anyone is still looking...

                  Just got back from Summerhill Market and it turns out they carry quite the variety of Vosges bars -- about 8 or 9 flavours, including my favourites: oaxaca, red fire and naga.

                  I think they were $11.99/bar.

                  446 Summerhill Ave.

                  1. Food Tourist RE: tellerium Apr 9, 2008 07:20 PM

                    3 varieties found at Dana Jordan in Bayview Village mall for $8.95.

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                      jamie RE: Food Tourist Apr 10, 2008 07:02 AM

                      For those craving them in southwest Ontario, I have seen Vosges, including the Mo's Bacon Bar, in several spots around Detroit and Ann Arbor - $6.99 at Whole Foods, $7.99 at Zingerman's. Last time I was at Wegmans in Buffalo, there didn't appear to be a space for bacon (though they did carry the Goji and Wasabi varieties).

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                        foodie_expat RE: jamie Apr 18, 2008 06:17 AM

                        I was just at Wegmans a few weeks ago, and they appear to have expanded their selection of Vosges bars (although no Bacon Bar). On sale for 4.99/ea.

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                        aser RE: Food Tourist Oct 4, 2008 02:12 PM

                        I checked Dana Jordan recently and they seem to have stopped carrying it.

                        I know Fiesta Farms carries some flavours now for $8.99.

                        I was at Wegman's in Buffalo the other day and picked up a few for $5.99.

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                        jsblueyez RE: tellerium Dec 17, 2009 09:37 AM

                        You can buy Vosges Chocolates in Toronto, at The Mercantile
                        297 Roncesvalles Avenue - Phone :416-531-7563

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                          jojofoodfanatic RE: jsblueyez Feb 3, 2012 12:02 PM

                          The Mercantile does have Vosges bars, but not the bacon one. And they were awfully snooty when I enquired about it - I won't go back. Lots of other places in town if I'm going to buy overpriced goods.

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                          julesrules RE: tellerium Mar 2, 2011 10:06 AM

                          These are old news now, but I am bumping this up because I found the bars (and some other Vosges items) at McEwan. $10 a bar, which even seems like a good price compared to some noted above... I picked up the bacon bar and the blood orange caramel (with hibiscus and campari)

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                            cannedchaos RE: tellerium Apr 19, 2011 10:18 AM

                            I found these at McEwan's for $9.99 I believe.

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                              sbug206 RE: tellerium Feb 3, 2012 09:13 PM

                              Don't expect to taste bacon in the bacon bar. I picked up some direct at the Vosges shop in NYC. The bacon comes across as salty bits in the chocolate. Barely enough there to get any taste of bacon.

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                                julesrules RE: sbug206 Feb 4, 2012 06:44 AM

                                I loved the bacon milk chocolate bar. Wasn't so sure it would work with dark chocolate. Didn't love the texture of the bacon bits but thought the flavour was great. I didn't like the blood
                                orange caramel bar much.

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                                bellybuster RE: tellerium Apr 21, 2012 01:29 PM

                                i just went into vincenzo's grocery store at westlake and danforth *near main and they carry vosges (7.99) and some other very fancy chocolate bars. that place is amazing.

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                                  Wil RE: tellerium Sep 13, 2012 06:25 AM

                                  Necro'ing this old thread, but I am looking for these and haven't found them. Checked McEwans, they only had 1 flavour, does anyone know places in and around Toronto that might have them? I want to try the Mo Bacon and Barcelona in particular. Any places in SLM carry them?

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                                    TorontoJo RE: Wil Sep 13, 2012 06:40 AM

                                    Give Summerhill Market a call -- they used to carry a pretty wide selection.

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                                      julesrules RE: Wil Sep 13, 2012 06:44 AM

                                      I saw them at a cheese/gourmet store on Yonge north of Davisville last spring.

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                                        sbug206 RE: Wil Sep 13, 2012 07:14 AM

                                        Don't bother with the Bacon. You can barely tell it's there. Very tiny bits of saltiness is all you'll taste.

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                                          kwfoodiewannabe RE: sbug206 Sep 13, 2012 10:57 AM

                                          Sorry sbug206... but I have to disagree. While the bacon itself is very much as you described in terms of texture and size, I find that it gives the whole bar a hickory smokiness that seems to compliment the (delicious) Milk chocolate (and I am a DARK choc fan). I found most of the saltiness came from the Alderwood salt (makes sense to me)

                                          Now, if I could only find it at a decent price without a trip to Wegman's...

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                                            julesrules RE: kwfoodiewannabe Sep 13, 2012 11:45 AM

                                            I agree...if you find them Wil, you should at least try the bacon so you can weigh in on the debate!

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                                          Hondapendragon RE: Wil Sep 13, 2012 03:41 PM

                                          In the west end, Cheese Boutique carries Vosges. I'm not sure about the Barcelona, but they definately have the bacon one

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                                            Wil RE: Wil Sep 13, 2012 08:41 PM

                                            Thanks for the replies everyone, I will be on a mission next week to acquire, and I will weigh in on it's delciousness! I am sure it will be a matter of awesome vs suprememly awesome :)

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                                              TorontoJo RE: Wil Sep 14, 2012 05:13 AM

                                              Yeah, the quality of their chocolate is excellent, so you can't really go wrong. My latest favourite from them is the Black Salt Caramel bar. Sooo good.

                                          2. meatnveg RE: tellerium Sep 13, 2012 07:09 PM

                                            Harvest Wagon in Rosedale &Pusateri's,both carry these bars

                                            1. luxual RE: tellerium Sep 15, 2012 07:15 AM

                                              I buy mine at Whole Foods.

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