Where can I buy Nestle Quality Street chocolates in Montreal?
I have been asked to buy Nestle Quality Street chocolates for an older relative who is very ill and has fond childhood memories of these chocolates.(I only liked the caramel ones!)
I remember seeing tins of these chocolates in various pharmacies, but now that I am looking for them I can't find them anywhere!
Amazon.com won't ship to Canada.
Does anyone know where I can find these in Montreal? Preferably the larger tins.
I've never seen them in Canada but they're very popular in the UK.
You might want to try calling some of the British specialty stores in town like Bramble House (http://www.bramblehouse.net/) or Clarence & Cripps (http://www.clarenceandcripps.com/) to see if they ever have them, or if they can order them in for you.
Ah, the ones in the purple wrapper, right? My sisters and I used to fight over those whenever we had QS in the house.
I haven't seen them in Montreal, but haven't really looked - I second the recs for the specialty British shops listed above - there are a number of items I've only been able to find there. if you're near any Indian or Sri Lankan deps, I've noticed they often have UK products as well.
FWIW, if it has been a long time since your relative ate QS chocolates, they may be disappointed. It's chocolate, so I'd eat it, but my chocoholic British parents insist they're not as good as they used to be (pre Nestle? I assume?). My Dad refuses to eat QS anymore, and if you knew my Dad and his feelings about chocolate, as well as his relatively low standards, that may mean something to you. :)
The are certainly available in Montreal. Been getting a tin/box every Christmas from my mother for the last 20 years.
They may be only widely available during Christmas (grocery stores and pharmacies). I would also recommend checking out Bramble House. They may carry QS year round.
Thanks for all your suggestions!
I didn't find them at Pharmaprix or Loblaws, though I know I had seen them there before...I called Nestle.ca because they have them on their site but don't list where they sell them and they don't sell to the public; the agent told me they are usually available only during Christmas.
I checked out the websites of the English specialty shops you suggested, but they aren't listed, so I'll call and ask if they can order them.
I know my uncle will appreciate them when I find them, but they won't taste as sweet as his memories!
I saw small packages of Quality Street at Jean-Coutu, this week. I know Oscar on the Plaza carries it, but not sure if they do year round. Maybe some bigger Loblaws might still have some leftover from Christmas.