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Jul 12, 2008 07:56 AM

Les Chocolats de Chloe

I would like to purchase some delicious chocolates for a gift, and as Les Chocolats de Chloe is closed for a while, do you have an alternate suggestion in the vicinity of downtown Montreal?

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  1. Suite 88 on Saint-Denis is my new favorite. Absolutely love it. They various bars that are pretty much all to die for and they also have truffles and the likes.

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    1. re: Campofiorin

      The Domes and the Shooters are a very nice gift from Suite 88, people are often impressed by them. The Domes are large egg shaped truffles. But my favorite are the Shooters, which are very dramatic cone shaped chocolates filled with various alcoholic syrups. They are delicious and original.

      For whatever reason, I am not a fan of their bars, something about the textures. But the Domes and Shooters are lovely.

      1. re: moh

        I nearly bought a box of Godiva's (225g for $40 at The Bay) so I'm thrilled with your suggestion.

        1. re: moh

          As for the bars, I guest it's a matter of taste. I like the way they kind of shatter in the mouth and then become smooth and creamy after a little while.

          1. re: Campofiorin

            Campofiorin, that is a very good description, It is the shattering part I don't like. Yes it is a matter of preference. I know lot of people who like their bars, so I am probably in a minority.

            1. re: moh

              So, I had to try. We went to Suite 88 on Sunday, just as they opened. Got a selection of items - 2 shooters, a bombe, a truffle, and 2 filled squares. We also got some plain dark chocolate bars -they are new in the store, so we got a selection. I also got a piece of chocolate chocolate cake and a piece of their dark chocolate truffle cake.

              Hubby had the shooters, said they were amazing (Sake) - so good that he didn't think he could share with his wife. I had a caramel truffle (only because they were out of the plain ones) and it was just okay. Not bad, not good. I had a rhum raisin filled choc. and it had that grainy crumbly taste that you describe. Like the flavour but definitely not the texture. Hubby had one too (another filling, can't remember which) and didn't complain. On to the cakes. The chocolate chocolate cake I had was on the stale side (it was the last piece in the display case) so that ruined it for me. The dark chocolate truffle cake was amazing. Very very good, although again, I only got a taste. Sheesh, husbands.....

              So overall, it's a beautiful place, nice service, and if you ask my husband everything was spot on. If you ask me, there were some hits and misses. But I would definitely go again. Definitely.

              1. re: maisonbistro

                I was blown away by the sake shooter! All the shooters are wonderful, I am not a fan of some of the alcohols they use, but somehow they make them palatable. I also love litchi, and the litchi shooter is great.

                I am not a huge fan of the small square truffles, but the domes are very good. I really only buy the Domes and the Shooters there, and I am very happy with these two products.

      2. I tried Les Chocolats de Chloe and disliked them as the base chocolate they us is Valrhona's Manjari, which has a spicy aftertaste, something I would hate after eating a chocolate. I like the chocolates from Genevieve Grandbois, but dislike the overpackaging - if I buy 4 chocolates to eat out of hand, I don't need them in a metal box.