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Best dark chocolates in Montreal-downtown preferably

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naturelle Mar 26, 2014 12:46 PM

I know that this topic has come up in the past, but can you help me find the best dark chocolates in Montreal, as a gift for a special occasion. Thanks for your help.

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  1. SnackHappy RE: naturelle Mar 26, 2014 03:05 PM

    Are you asking about chocolate confectionary?

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      naturelle RE: SnackHappy Mar 27, 2014 06:32 PM

      i wanted to buy dark chocolate candy to give as a gift.

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      kpaxonite RE: naturelle Mar 26, 2014 08:16 PM

      Suite 88 is good, I dont know if it the best but I ate one and it was good. The chocolates had a beautiful design on them, nice present.

      On a side note: their brownies are quite delicious but fairly expensive (over $5) .. inside the box there was a coupon for a free one and since I gave the box to my friend in China I was happy she gave the coupon back to me to use.

      1. heybaldy RE: naturelle Mar 29, 2014 06:13 PM

        This is merely my opinion, so folks, please do not jump all over me if you regard Chocolatier Godiva of Belgium an example of overpriced conspicuous connsumption.. Everyone i know loves to be pampered,, and nothing compares to the opulent and elegant packaging or presentation by Godiva. You can buy by weight, or prepackaged balotin boxes at the Ogilvy store on ste Catherine street.. Certainly, dark chocolate bars by European exporters like Poulin and Cemoi will be found in grocery stores and even Costco. They come very close in taste and quality depending on the percentage of cacao.. But if you want more wow factor, by all means, splurge.

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          hala RE: heybaldy Apr 1, 2014 09:21 AM

          Godiva has nice boxes, but the taste leaves a lot to be desired. You can do much better buying something from Genevieve Grandbois, Chocolat Chloe, Christophe Morel, even chocobel or chocolat privilege. If boxes are important to you, you can call Chocolat-Chocolat and ask them who sells individual boxes.

          Take a look at this old discussion for ideas:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/360133

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            naturelle RE: hala Apr 2, 2014 04:58 PM

            What about Chocolats Privil├Ęge at the Atwater Market, and they also have a store at other markets as well?
            Have you ever tasted their chocolate?

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              hala RE: naturelle Apr 3, 2014 02:49 PM

              I really like their chocolate. It's not high end. For higher end and more technically refined to got Genevieve Grandbois at the market. But there is a big difference in price. I really think privilege offers an excellent product for the price. If you want something hand made and using single plantation beans, this is not it.

              If you end up there, try their dark chocolate palates with a salted caramel centre. Delicious.

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                naturelle RE: hala Apr 5, 2014 07:14 AM

                Thanks for your guidance. I will go there today and follow your advice.

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          finefoodie55 RE: naturelle Apr 7, 2014 02:44 PM

          I would suggest Leonidas they have a store next to the Convention Centre or on Parc/Laurier.

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