Best chocolates in Montreal

Food — By shelaghmcnally on February 1, 2012 at 4:23 am

Montreal in February is time for romance and that means chocolates.

Consider the best of the best, Les chocolats de Chloe is a tiny artisanal shop in the Plateau selling extraordinary homemade chocolates. There are intriguing flavor combinations that make these chocolates standout. Try raspberry, honey, orange, pistachio, caramel, coffee, praline truffles. Or try the homemade marshmallows hand-dipped in succulent dark chocolate or the hollow chocolate fish filled with baby chocolate fish. You can buy any quantity you like and the store will gift wrap your purchase. These chocolates are more expensive than others but a little goes a long way.

Located in one of the historic buildings of old Montreal, Master Chocolatier offers handmade luxury chocolates created by Nada Fares. Raw cocoa beans are combined with sugar and vanilla to create classic truffles. More exotic chocolate is also offered: Guanaja from South America, Manjari from Madagascar and Jivara from Ecuador. Try traditional dark, milk or white chocolate infused with wines, spices and fruit. You can also enjoy milk shakes, smoothies or even a shot of pure chocolate.

Suite 88 is an actual chocolate lounge where the chocolates are displayed in showcases. Go for the traditional or be adventurous try the jalapeño, chili-cayenne, ouzo, sake, and mojito chocolate. The café in the back serves up brownies, gelato, and a killer cayenne chili hot chocolate.

Juliette et chocolat in the Latin Quarter is a reinvented coffee shop serving rich and indulgent chocolate based drinks and desserts. Indulge in old-fashioned hot chocolate and milkshakes, smoothies, white chocolate coconut brownie, chocolate cake. There is also a tasty lunch menu with goat cheese crepes, sandwiches, salads and even chocolate chicken and a choco-mojito.



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