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Apr 29, 2012 04:02 PM

Good food/chocolate/treats/snacks to bring on a plane for friend in another province?

I know there's Purdy's chocolate, but it seems so similar to Rocky Mountain Chocolates.
Are there any delicious Vancouver delights that I can bring on a plane for my friends?

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  1. There's Dagoba, Endangered Species and Cocoa Camino brands, just to name three:

    Available at Choices and Whole Foods/Capers, and probably many other stores too.

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    1. re: LotusRapper

      Dagoba looks delicious - now if only I can confirm what stores sell it.

      1. re: poleapple

        We buy them from Choices Supermarket:

        I'm pretty sure Whole Foods has 'em. And I'm sure Yoda has a stash too ;-)

    2. Love this store, both for the chocs (try the spicy dark) and the store itself: http://www.chocolaterienouvellefrance...

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      1. re: grayelf

        Any other recommendations from this store that's not dark chocolate?

        1. re: poleapple

          I've never had anything I didn't like there, and they definitely have milk chocolate options, but she changes it up. You could call before you go to see what's on offer.

      2. Check out Edible Canada on Granville Island for lots of local specialties.

        1. CocoaNymph on West 10th (near Alma) is great too for wonderful bespoke chocolates.

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            1. re: poleapple

              Cocoa Nymph was the one I was going to recommend as well. The bonbons are great but I like the bars even better.
              Have a hot chocolate with marshmallows while you're there....

              1. re: waver

                They make a really unique bark made with milk chocolate, sesame seeds and sea salt. Delicous!

          1. Xoxoclat on Burrard near 7th has some unique chocolates and flavours which will amuse friends e,g. Westcoast breakfast which has coffee and bacon. Not for all but will get conversation going,
            Chocolate Arts has beautiful handmade pieces (the Westcoast native carving medallions have served as a thank you gift to many in the past) and have great depth of flavour to their chocolates,
            Thomas Haas chocolates has a reputation that goes beyond Vancouver. They very good but not cheap.
            Milesean In Aldergrove has caramel sauces and chocolate brittles that are to die for. I have seen their products at Edible BC.

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            1. re: lunchslut

              The chocolate shoes at xoxoclat looks awesome... unfortunately I'm not sure how portable it will be onto a plane without melting. :(

              Chocolate Arts has the shoes too!