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Feb 19, 2012 03:45 AM

Sending chocolates to someone in Ottawa

Hi, some friends in Ottawa did me a big favor, and I'd like to surprise them with some chocolates. I live in the US and it seems that Godiva won't ship from here. Does anyone have any suggestions of great chocolates I could send? Maybe a Canadian website I can order them from? Many thanks in advance.

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  1. Soma has great chocolate, you can ask them if they can ship some out for you.

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    1. re: foodyDudey

      +1 for soma. They will end gift bakets on request.

    2. I'm not sure if they deliver, but both make excellent truffles. You could try contacting them directly to see if they can help you out.
      Good luck!

      1. The Godiva you seek and guaranteed reliable delivery. And you thought they just did flowers.

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        1. re: Googs

          Try entering a Canadian postal code on that ftd site and see what happens.

          I'd try one of these locations:

          Rideau Centre
          50 Rideau Street
          Ottawa, ON K1N9J7
          PHONE: 613 234-4470

          100 Bayshore Drive
          Ottawa, ON K2B8C1
          PHONE: 613-829-8435

          1. re: foodyDudey

            That's so weird. FTD's never failed me. Must be some kind of either food regulation or competition clause with the local boutiques, as in there won't be any. Thanks foodyDudey. I hadn't thought to follow through with a Canadian postal code.

        2. Thanks so much everyone. I'm sure all of this info is going to come in handy. I did end up calling Godiva this morning (their website says "we don't ship to Canada. See the links below to see where we ship" and then there are no links, so I figured I had a reasonable excuse for bothering them). They told me to do just what foodyDudey has suggested - get in touch with the one of their boutiques in Ottawa. So I'll try that first, and if that doesn't work, start trying the other options. I very much appreciate the help and will be sure to tell my Canadian husband that despite his best efforts (kidding!) Canadians really are the most helpful people around.

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          1. re: LulusMom

            LulusMom if it is not too late I can recommend Koko chocolates. I am almost certain they will deliver since they don't have a storefront operation yet. Their chocolates are however available in many stores in Ottawa. Here is their website: I have tried their chocolates and can confirm they are absolutely delicious.

            I would also give a thumbs up to Truffle Treasures.

            I can also recommend Olivia Chocolates: I have also tried their chocolates and they are excellent.

            And one last place I would recommend is Miss Chocolat. They are on the Quebec side of the river but they might be able to help. Here is their website:

            If I think of anywhere else I will keep you posted.

            Good luck with your search!

            1. re: ottawaoperadiva

              If not too late....try two places....
              They are in Montreal, I received some as a gift and they were incredible...they do have a website...I had 'truffles' and praline-type things...amazing...
              I also go to Wakefield, Quebec frequently and shop at La Confiserie, they also have chocolate...IMO they have the BEST fudge of anywhere in Canada or the U.S. that I have ever had ( I have not had their Chocolates) ! I order ...from them and they ship to me in Toronto..., no problem at all....
              Here's their website.......

          2. I sent chocolates from Jubilee Chocolates in Pennsylvania a few years ago, and my friends loved it! They live in Toronto. The company is very ethical (they used mint grown at a local school), and the chocolates come in all kinds of flavours. It also comes in a lovely wooden box that friends liked almost as much as the chocolates themselves. Here's the link: