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Oct 14, 2007 09:21 PM

Looking for the Best Chocolate in Montreal!

What's the best chocolate in Montreal? Les Chocolats de Chloe comes highly recommended, as does Maison du Cakao, but I'm curious for more. Also, with this cold weather I'm really keen for your chocolate fondu recommendos...

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  1. My wife and I did a survey of Montreal chocolateirs last year. We visited about 15 places. Chocobel was by far the best of the bunch.

    57 Rue De Castelnau Est - Near Jean Talon MArche

    In fact I will be going there this weekend.

    Chris in Boston....

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    1. re: aregularjoe

      Thanks so much! Did you have any runners-up to recommend? What do you recommend at Chocobel? (I can't eat too much chocolate at once so I have to pick carefully...)

      1. re: montreal_redhead

        Suite 88 is basically commercial quality chocolate in a fancy modern shop. Shop is great, chocolate is boring.

        Can't find my notes on Divine.

        At Chloe the chocolates smelled amazing in the box but the flavors were to subtle to us when eaten.

        Genevieve Grandbois is good, but VERY overpriced. The chocolate covered blueberries there are excellent as well as the truffles with liquid caramel.

        As far as Chocobel goes, the owners name is Yanick and he is both a genius and and artist! Looking at our notes, The Blue Cheese, Chevre with honey, Parmesan, Tomato, Hazelnut with hot pepper, Tea and caramel and the Pine truffles were our favorites there. The pine ones tasted like a Christmas tree! Tell him Chris and Cristina from Boston sent you.

        1. re: aregularjoe

          Thanks so much! if you go to The Liverpool House (as i recommended in other thread) tell them that Sarah, the red-headed writer, sent you.

      2. re: aregularjoe

        Thank you SO much for Chocobel!

        It was AMAZING!

        I brought some of their amazing chocolate back to Boston just last weekend.

        Your recommendation made our trip to Montreal just that more special.


      3. I also like Divine Chocolates. They are located on Crescent street between De Maisonneuve and Sherbrooke, on the West Side - it's a basement store.

        I am a dark (bittersweet) chocolate person, but most of their choices come in both milk and dark. I love their truffles and their cognac cherries.

        1. I would recommend Suite 88. I used to live right around the corner from this place...not the healthiest time of my life.

          3957 rue Saint-Denis
          (between Roy and Duluth)

          1. Chloe is my favourite, but I also like Genevieve Grandbois - there's a small kiosk at Atwater Market, and her main shop is on St. Viateur. Suite 88 has decent chocolates - they're on St. Denis.

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            1. re: cherylmtl


              I have to disagree with you. I find Geneviee's chocolates ridiculously overpriced. I don't mind paying top dollar for quality but I also don't like being taken advantage of - and that's why I don't buy her chocolates - I just don't find that they are worth the expense.

              1. re: maisonbistro

                But I rarely buy them for myself - they are, however, the gift of choice when someone has to buy me chocolates...if I were buying them weekly, that would be another thing. But for the occasional splurge, they're just fine.

                1. re: maisonbistro

                  They're pricy, but her caramel with fleur de sel is unbelievably tasty.

              2. My husband and I just dug into a box of Divine chocolates that I picked up on Sunday. I am taking back my recommendation. It's not that they're bad, but they're just not as good as they used to be. The chocolate is still quality chocolate, but the fillings are lacking. I would not recommend them anymore. Sorry.