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November 14, 2019

Best Chocolatier

Avenue Best Restaurants 2016

Photography by Curtis Comeau.

1st

Jacek Chocolate Couture 

When you walk into Jacek Chocolate Couture’s 104th Street boutique, it feels like you’re shopping at a high-end jewellery store. Inside the display cases are wonderful coloured baubles, some in vibrant greens, pinks and golds, some flecked with sparkling dots. The confections are so gosh-darn beautiful that it almost feels like a crime to pop them into your mouth.

Almost. That’s the key word here; almost.

The flavour combinations that “cocoanista” Jacqueline Jacek concocts are memorable. My personal favourites include the Lemon Zest Meltaway, which zaps you with a zing of citrus that balances the rich chocolate, and the Champagne & Violet, a milk chocolate square in a sky-blue package that has subtle floral tones.

We’re told that the Petite Jackie, a caramelized milk chocolate with sea salt in a bright pink shell, is the top seller. Put six of those in the stylish blue-and-brown Jacek longbox, and you’ve got yourself a wonderful gift for a special someone – if you don’t eat them all before you get the chance to give them away. –Steven Sandor

406 Kaska Rd., Sherwood Park, 780-464-5200 / 10140 104 St., 780-705-9927, jacekchocolate.com


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