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Jan 18, 2008 03:06 AM

Valentine's Day Chocolates

Can you guys recommend any good chocolatiers in Toronto/Mississauga/Oakville area where I can get a nice heart shaped box of rich truffles and chocolates? I'd rather get them from a fresh, preservative-free, handmade source than from some place like Godiva.

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  1. In Toronto, Soma or JS Bonbons. But I would call to check about the heart-shaped box.

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      Second Soma or JS Bonbons. Not sure about the heart-shaped box, but JS Bonbons can package them in beautiful handmade chocolate bowls, which might be an alternative.

    2. Richard's in Port Credit gets my vote these days..At Christmas I got a lovely box of chocolates from there and the chocolate covered marshmallows were lovely, also the carmel chocolates..the mice too were yummy the ones without the liquor..I'm tired of Lindt & Godiva..Richards gets my vote!! Wonderful tasting chocolate & melt in your mouth creamy... It's near the Go Station..they moved awhile ago from their Lakeshore Road Location.

      Richards Fine Chocolates
      25 Helene Street North
      Mississauga, ON L5G 3B6, Canada

      (905) 271-0544

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      1. re: flipkeat

        The chocolates at Swiss Master Chocolatier ( located at 2538 Bayview Avenue get my vote for best in the city.

        Just keep in mind that they only have a small storefront and there tends to be line-ups the closer that you get to Valentine's Day.


        1. re: KiWe Kid

          Call STUBBE on Dupont....great chocolate but not sure if they have a heart shaped container.

          1. re: pearlD

            JS Bonbons is great.... they have what's called a BIg Box of Love, which is a tin filled with lovely things...

            like the others, not sure about availability of a heart-shaped box!

            1. re: pearlD

              I second Stube, I do not know what they will have, but they have done chocolate boxes full of truffles - and are certainly going to do valentines day appropriate truffle arrangements.

            2. re: KiWe Kid

              Wow, they've delivered chocolates to the Queen mother, the pope and the artist formerly known as Prince then known as Prince again. O_o

              Any recommendations on their truffles? I hope they have a classic selection of them as well as new twisty flavours. Also, do you think it could survive a week or two in shipping off to the States? My valentine isn't going to be with me this year. =(

          2. I am from Alberta, so I have to put in my 0.02 with a recommendation for Bernard Callebaut, a hometown favourite. Retail stores are non-existent in central Toronto, but there is a nice store on Lakeshore in Oakville. Excellent chocolate, maybe not quite as good as JS or Soma but at 1/2 the price. No matter what the holiday, they will have special offerings and packaging. I also like the fact that you can buy a particular size of box and fill it with what you want. They are also online.

            Yes they have a heart-shaped box of chocolates AND the box is made of chocolate!!!

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            1. re: bogie

              I'm sure that Delight in the Junction will put something together for you. Give them a call.

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

              1. re: bogie

                Daniel Chocolates
                4242 Dundas St. W.
                Toronto, ON M8X 1Y6
                416 234-0611

                They have gorgeous satin-covered boxes or chocolate boxes.

              2. Totally not in the area you mentioned but the chocolates I DREAM about come from a little place called Nigh's Chocolates south of Niagara Falls off the QEW at the Sodom Road exit. (think heading towards the Peace Bridge) They are made on premise and are realllllllllllly good. Priced reasonably and people come from all over to go there. Just a thought in case you ever find yourself in Niagara. (PS the dark chocolates are the best of course)