Before you hit a big box store in search of something to satisfy your chocolate cravings, stop – Edmonton has a few fantastic chocolatiers creating treats with unique flavours that deserve your attention.
Jacek Chocolate Couture
Jacqueline Jacek has been thrilling Edmonton’s tastebuds ever since opening the first Jacek boutique, and you never have to worry about getting bored with the same flavours – every season Jacek comes out with a new collection that’s sure to delight. Pick up some chocolate treats at either the 104 Street or Sherwood Park locations.
406 Kaska Rd., Sherwood Park, 780-464-5200 / 10140 104 St., 780-705-9927, jacekchocolate.com
Violet Chocolate Company
Red Seal chef and chocolatier Rebecca Grant has been crafting delicious treats at Violet Chocolate Company since 2012, and her bars have earned countless fans both at local farmers’ markets and in international competitions. While the selection varies by the season, Grant is known for playing with sweet and savoury flavours, so you can sample bars like the tandoori masala, honey rosemary and more.
Various locations, the-violet-chocolate-company.myshopify.com
If you’re looking for chocolates in the downtown core, this shop in Commerce Place is a solid pick. Sweet Lollapalooza offers a wide selection, so whether you’re looking for milk or dark chocolate, for chocolates incorporating espresso or curry or salted caramel, you’re sure to find a few new favourites every time.
10155 102 St., 780-436-3190, sweetlollapalooza.com
Carol’s Quality Sweets
Located in the Shops at High Street, Carol’s has been an institution for every Edmontonian with a sweet tooth for years. If you’re looking to pick up some chocolates, you can choose from a variety of treats that are hand-made by Carol’s using pure Belgian chocolate with no preservatives and only natural flavours. Try out classic flavours like mint, orange, or coffee.
12519 102 Ave., 780-433-8650, carols-quality-sweets.myshopify.com