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Dec 7, 2007 06:10 AM

Chocolates as a hostess gift

I've seen a lot of threads about hostess gift ideas lately, but can anyone recommend a where to get some nice chocolates?

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  1. Stubbe has great chocolates, and they have these cookie thingy's (I know there's a name for them and I can't remember it) with nuts/sugar bottomed by chocolate - amazing.


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    1. re: fussychow

      I also recommend Stubbe - but if you're in the area JS Chocolates (also on Dupont at Davenport) has more unusual flavours.

      JS Bonbons
      163 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R, CA

      1. I would recommend Gerhard's Bakery on Bellamy in Scarborough, he makes lovely chocolates, truffles, etc.

        1. Soma chocolates in the Distillery District makes fabulous chocolates. My favorite is the chocolate with caramel and fleur de sel.

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          1. re: merlot143

            I second JS Bonbons or Stubbe. And I'll also add Delight Chocolates from the Junction:

            1. re: LovesToEat

              Another vote for JS Bonbons! She has a shop at Davenport/Dupont and at Queen W (between Bathurst and Trinity Bellwoods).

              1. re: littlegreenpea

                Sorry to report - the JS Bonbons Queen W. location closed many months ago.

                1. re: deelicious

                  Ah, thanks for the correction. I'm sad to hear that! I assume the Dupont location is still open? It better be be/c I need my coriander and lime truffle fix soon!

                    1. re: estufarian

                      Another vote for JS Bonbons. I've given them as hostess gifts a few times and they always go over well. Of course, I always pick up a couple for myself too. ;)

          2. If you're in the west part of the city, Delight is quite excellent.

            Delight Chocolates
            3040 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P, CA

            1. Whereabouts are you? There's a new place called Kakayo in the Beach that makes lovely truffles and other chocolate goodies. Actually, not in "the Beach" per se. West of Coxwell on Queen.


              1584 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA

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              1. re: JamieK

                There is a Teuscher chocolate shop on the 2nd floor of the Manulife Centre, next to William Ashley. Excellent quality chocolates, especially the champagne truffles, but be prepared- it's quite pricey. It's worth it, though, for that special someone (who, I like to think, is MOI! LMAO)

                1. re: JamieK

                  Yes Kakayo are good. They were also at the Brickworks Farmers Market all season. And I saw an ad for Teuscher, they looked wonderful. I must try them, or even better maybe someone will think I'm special enough to receive some.