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Jan 30, 2009 12:03 PM

Scharffen Berger at Dollarama?!

I just got back from the Dollarama on Parc Avenue where they had the 85g Scharffen Berger bars (milk and bittersweet -70%) for $1/each! ( is selling them for US $4.19.) To be honest, I nearly cleaned them out of the 70% bars, but there are probably 20 or so left there. I don't know if other Dollaramas also got them, but they said they were new to the Parc Avenue store and I'm guessing a one-time deal.

As a native Californian, this is especially poignant to me in light of this story:

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  1. Picklebird, which dollarama? That is a good deal....

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    1. re: moh

      The Mile-End one on Parc b/w St. Viateur and Bernard.

    2. Truly one of the best eating and cooking chocolates I've bought. I'm going to try my local Dollarama to see if they were so lucky.

      1. picklebird, have you tasted one? I'd assume they are past their best-before date, but if properly stored, that might not be any problem at all.

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        1. re: lagatta

          Don't assume they're past the best-before date - as per the story Picklebird linked to above, unfortunately Scharffen Berger is going out of business, so that may be the reason for the sudden choco-dump. I'll be checking out the Dollarama near me soon.

          1. re: kpzoo

            Yes, that is very sad. I knew the founder had died but I didn't know his artisanal chocolate plant had been closed down by the corporation that took it over. What a pity.

              1. re: kpzoo


                It seems that the plant in SF will be closed but Hersheys has owned this company since 2005. Hershey claims that the majority of it has been made in a plant in Illinois for quite some time and they plan to continue the product line.

                1. re: blond_america

                  Ah, thanks for the clarification, blond_america. I'd read a slightly different story somewhere else, which made it sound like they were going out of business completely.

            1. re: kpzoo

              West End hounds: they have tons of 4 kinds of bars (milk, semi-sweet, dark & extra-dark) at the Dollarama on Somerled & Cavendish.

              Thanks, picklebird!

              1. re: kpzoo

                Thanks KP, I know where I'm going tomorrow morning!

            2. re: lagatta

              The best before date on mine is June 2009.

            3. the Dollarama on Sainte-Catherine near Berri-Uqam has them, too.

              1. My Dollarama has them, as well. At this price I'll probably try cooking with the stuff.