What’s Up, Choc?


The magic of Vancouver is in its beautiful surroundings—all the best of what nature has to offer…the mountains, the ocean, the beaches and the chocolate (yes, the chocolate). And there’s no yolk about it, this Easter, Vancouver’s artisan chocolatiers have the most eggs-quisite treats offered at every price point and for everybunny on your hopping list. We’ve done (pounds and pounds of) research and picked out three of Vancouver’s finest.
Rating full marks by our eggs-pert chocolate testers for both taste and aesthetic appeal, the chocolates of Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates & Patisserie warrant special mention. Thomas Haas, a fourth generation pastry chef from Europe, produces handmade artisan chocolates and desserts using the finest ingredients sourced locally and from around the world. Although chocolate cravers can find Thomas Haas’ treats at select stores in Vancouver, it is worth a trip to his stylish facility in North Vancouver where some of the city’s best (read: bridge-worthy) cappuccino is served, along with fresh pastries and desserts. Thomas Haas’ Easter creations include sweets like hand-painted chocolate lollipops decorated with playful bunnies on swingsets, sharing a strawberry or juggling fruit and a triple mini truffle bunny pack, molded with miniature details like buck-teeth and floppy ears. Our testers went gaga over the Crispy Gianduja Egg: a hand painted milk chocolate outside, filled with hazelnut praline, puffed cocoa pieces and roasted cocoa beans. One of our eggs-pert testers described the treat as “scrumpalicious”. ‘Nuff said.


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