Luxury Chocolates for Easter
The Easter Festival will take place on April 17, less than two weeks from now. Who says Easter, says Chocolate! Here are some suggestions of luxury chocolate for Easter. Happy shopping.
Luxury chocolates for Easter in Montréal
L’heureux Chocolats : Luxury chocolates for Easter and Champagne
No, it’s not a new chocolate factory, it’s the new name of Joane L’Heureux Chocolats! Delicious and beautiful chocolates all handmade! Both daring and traditional, their chocolates are made with the finest ingredients available. Treat yourself to a stunning taste experience with every bite. They even have an exclusive box with Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and whisky and Scotch pairing box year-round! And for Easter, they’re also partners in a Gourmet Easter Basket (including Antonius Caviar) with our friends at Oysters and Caviar which you can pick up here. The box on the cover is also from L’Heureux Chocolats.
État de Choc : Finesse and Delicacy
Another magnificent artisanal chocolate factory established for a few years in Montréal. The latter innovates in its flavours and in its collaborations to make you discover new aromas and tastes that will tickle your taste buds. Their limited Easter editions are to die for. You won’t want to miss the whole thing. It goes very quickly. See you there or buy online!
Les Chocolats de Chloé : Local and Craft
Located in the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal, this magnificent boutique is the one that Joane l’Heureux of L’Heureux Chocolats goes to when she wants to take chocolate other than her own, which is to tell you how delicious it is. Here, it’s precision and small quantities, a chocolate factory on a human scale. A gourmet pleasure to offer yourself. They also have a variety of ice creams, it’s perfect for the good weather.
AVANAA: Direction South America
If you know anything about high-end chocolate, you certainly know AVANAA. Located in Montréal, the team sorts each cocoa bean by hand. These are imported from exceptional small farms in Latin America to produce delicious chocolates with unique flavours while supporting sustainable agriculture. The AVANAA team roasts everything in micro-batches and grinds the cocoa for days under granite stones. Next is the careful packaging of each square of chocolate. Why so much effort for simple chocolate you will say? Quite simply to create a delicious chocolate with aromas that you will not find anywhere else. Discover their award-winning chocolate bars at the prestigious International Chocolate Awards as well as their Easter delights.
Lecavalier Petrone : Luxury in Little Burgundy
Here, more than chocolates, they are handmade works of art. A female duo is behind these gourmet creations. They are easily noticed in their white boxes. Although the chocolates go fast online, it is possible to go to their shop in order to look for their much sought-after eggs.
Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois : Minimalists and Small Luxury Chocolates for Easter
With 3 stores in the greater Montreal area, this pioneer in high-end chocolate will introduce you to a range of flavors with its classic silver boxes. By the way, did you know that you can find his chocolates at the Le Germain Hotel in Québec City. For Easter, it’s minimalist and certainly delicious what Mrs. Grandbois offers.
Qantu : Gourmet and fine chocolates
You may know Qantu from seeing their delicious bars at État de Choc. For Easter, they are in the gourmet. Their various creations obviously include cocoa beans, but also maple sugar and egg-dependent hazelnuts. Sublime marriages that will surprise your palate!
Luxury chocolates for Easter in Toronto
SOMA Chocolatemaker : From Distillery to the bar (of chocolate)
It was in 2003 that the idea of creating a funky little chocolate shop was born in the minds of David Castellan and Cynthia Leung. Their concept: find new ways to create and enjoy chocolate. It was while making their first batches of chocolate, in the Distillery District (and an old distillery) that they found their passion. In cocoa beans, nature made the perfect “Soma,” a mystical substance mentioned in the Rig Veda and later by Aldous Huxley in the novel Brave New World. It was time for them to start exploring this new frontier. With the loyal support of their chocolate-obsessed customers, they grew to two stores, a small chocolate shop, a network of wholesalers and a small team of wonderfully talented crazy people. Their creations for Easter are simply magnificent.
Stubbe Chocolates : From Germany to Canada
Chef Daniel Stubbe is a konditor (owner of an establishment where pastries are sold and served as well as hot [coffee, hot chocolate, tea] or cold drinks, very much like a tea room) generation and owner of Stubbe Chocolates & Pastry in Toronto. With over 25 years of continuous business in the Queen City, Chef Stubbe is a veteran of the gourmet chocolate and pastry industry and a leader in the Toronto market.
In 2018, Chef Stubbe released his signature Verliebt and Verspielt chocolates. Dark and milk chocolates are exclusive to the store. They were created by Chef Stubbe when he was selected to participate in Cacao Barry’s OrNoir experience.
Chocolat de Kat: Art & Chocolate
Shortly after completing four long years of undergrad and a master’s degree in art history, Kata Ambrus decided to push further, this time to see through the Classic French Pastry Arts program at the International Culinary Center in New York.
Proof of her journey, each Kat Chocolate is a small edible work of art. Kata and her team imagine, hand paint, dissect, fill in and style each with meticulous care and attention to detail. For them, the goal is not to reinvent the wheel, but rather to create the best in class. Their punchy flavours have made the taste what they are. According to the team, biting into one of their key lime pie goodies is like biting into a piece of key lime pie!
Luxury Chocolates for Easter elsewhere in Canada
Jacek: The Alberta Beauty
I received Jacek’s advent calendar from a public relations firm, and it was a wonderful find. For example, this rabbit is on a whole new level! Milk chocolate, chewy marshmallow, caramel chips and cocoa nibs make this treat a true indulgence. Treat yourself to the “Happy Bunny” or the “Cheeky Bunny” for a bit of Easter sweetness.