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in search of a birthday gift for a chocoholic

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Looking for a place that has lovely chocolates and where gift certificates may be purchased. Prefer the downtown core. I thought of getting my friend a chocolate course but she is more interested in devouring chocolate than she is in the making of them.

Suggestions would be welcome.

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  1. Get a selection of truffles and other chocolate from Soma at the distillery. The chocolate is made on site, is a great destination, and has some of the more interesting flavour combinations going. They appear to do apprenticeships and courses, as well.

    1. I agree with Snarf, Soma is great. If your friend likes hot chocolate, I would also recommend their Mayan hot chocolate mix - a nice touch of spice with dark chocolate.

      1. I agree with the 2 people above me. I received a birthday package from Soma this January and it was amazingf. They even sent the smaller version of their flourless cake.

        1. Another vote for Soma. You could prepare a lovely package with their chocolates (pecan butter crunch is my favourite), bars, almond toffee, cookies, hot chocolate mix... You could even prepare a mini sampling by the country of origin of the cacao beans (off the top of my head, I know they have peruvian and costa rican, and I'm sure they have others). I really don't think you can go wrong.

          1. SOMA! Very delicious! I like the long chocolate bars they have in a tube on the counter. I forget the name but the one with dark chocolate and some Iranian raisins! Mmmmmmmmm!
            Don't forget to try the fruit jellies and ice cream! All mmmmmmmmmmm great!