Chocolates in Calgary
I was a regular at Callebauts on 17th before the big new fancy building was built. I have to say now if you go location to location the quality seems to change. anyone else think this? I use to go for a weekly fix but now I am finding it's not as good as it use to be.
I am not a fan of Oliviers either. Will I just have to keep ordering online? I would love to find some local stuff. I am looking for some chocolate and chili items.
It's been awhile but I think there has been a bit of a dip in quality at Callebaut, maybe that's due to expansion? As far as I can tell (someone might correct me) Callebaut is still the best local chocolatier though. However if you're looking for chocolate desserts check out Nectar desserts and Manuel Latruwe. Chocolate nirvana :)
Big votes for:
Le Chocolatier - chocolate bars worth purchasing
Nectar Desserts - the smoked chocolate tart with sea salt is awesome
An even bigger vote for online ordering:
Soma Chocolatemaker - out of the Distillery District in Toronto. It doesn't get better than this place... http://www.somachocolate.com
Michel Cluziel makes bars with beans from different part of the world, like Madagascar. Very refined. Also, there's another Spanish company that's just as elegant. They both just hit the cravings with just the right note. Both found at Flavours of the World on Canyon Meadows Drive and Lake Fraser Drive.