Top 3 Deals & Steals: November 13-19, 2018

Each week, experience our top 3 deals & steals that have been selected for you, whether it be shopping, food, or just tips on how to save some money! In anticipation of the holiday season, and the start of pre-Black Friday shopping, here are some great deals to take a look at should you be…

San Francisco Eats – SF International Chocolate Salon

San Francisco is home to many great food, wine and beer festivals. This year I had the chance to enjoy the one day San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on my visit to Japantown at Hotel Kabuki. This year’s Chocolate Salon featured over 25+ chocolate, wine, tea, and other chocolate related vendors, and chocolate themed seminars. It is a chocolate lover’s…

Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie

Love is in the air and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a visit to Chez Christophe. Located in the Burnaby Heights, this patisserie is run by the husband-and-wife team of Christophe and Jess Bonzon. Chef Christophe studied under some of Europe’s grand masters at Zurich’s Chocolate Academy, and at l’Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona…

Ganache Patisserie

As with most women, chocolate is my weakness. I workout hard and eat clean about 90% of the time, but put a piece of chocolate in front of me and it’s gone in no time flat. For my birthday every year, I always try and get my husband to get me cake from Ganache Pâtisserie. As…

Leonidas 2nd Anniversary Celebration

I’m a big fan of Leonidas’ famous Belgium waffles and hot chocolate, but I’ve never tried any of their decadent chocolates before. So when I received an invite to their 2nd year anniversary party, I grabbed @joshrimer and off we went! First thing we tasted was their superb dark hot chocolate – The Boho Secret. What…

New #Contest! a tin of ChocolaTas up for grabs!

I’ve recently had the chance to sample some truffles from ChocolaTas. These chocolates are made by Master Chocolatier Wim Tas, who was trained in Belgium and came to Canada 10 years ago with his wife Veve. Since these their passion has been making handmade, uniquely flavoured chocolates. ChocolaTas flavours are created using natural ingredients from…

Mink Chocolates

This place is a little gem. A family owned franchise of chocolatiers, now going on its 4th generation, the Mink cafe focuses on two things only: coffee and chocolate. Mink Cafe has two locations: One Downtown on West Hastings, and another at Morgans Crossing in Surrey. If you can’t make it to the cafe, you…

Halloween Treats for Adults from Purdy’s Chocolates

I love Halloween: the ghosts, the goblins, the treats… Hmmm… the treats. Halloween is just as much fun for adults as it is for kids. If you’re throwing a party or just want a little treat for yourself, Purdy’s Chocolates have some ghoulish delights for kids and adults alike. Why settle for supermarket bought chocolate bars when…

Capstone Tea & Fondue

who doesn’t love fondue? All that melted cheese… yum. What’s better than melted cheese? Melted chocolate! A good place to have fondue is Capstone Tea & Fondue. There are several fondues to choose from. For our outing we chose the Cheese Fondue for Two ($22.95). The type of cheese they use is a blend of…