5 spots in New West to satisfy those chocolate cravings
Whether dark, milk, or white, these shops will not disappoint
Just in time for International Chocolate Day, Sept. 13, we’re showcasing some of the awesome locations you’re able to find the treat, whether it’s as a bar, as a cake, or in a drink.
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Arguably the space in New Westminster with the most variety of chocolate bars inside, Origins Chocolate Bar is a go-to for chocolate lovers. Not only will you find local offerings, there are also options from all over the world.
Everything offered at Origins is not only artisan, it’s done ethically: it carries single-origin chocolate that comes right from the bean, and only those who can verify ethical cacao sourcing are carried in the shop.
For the real chocolate lovers, Origins offers subscription boxes, with four bars delivered right to your door. You can choose from dark chocolate or milk chocolate.
This local spot carries bars from Melt Confectionery, a brand that runs on the same principles as Origins: everything is made in small batches in Vancouver. Melt’s MO is simple: source the finest ingredients as locally as possible to handmake family, nostalgic classics—but with a twist. Good Omen offers vegan options as well.
Candy Alley has one of the largest candy selections in the Lower Mainland, and the chocolate offering is no exception. Not only can you find familiar chocolate bars here, but Candy Alley also carries international finds.
If you’re looking to take your chocolate enjoyment out of your comfort zone, why not give the Hammond’s Chicken and Waffles bar a try?
This patisserie and bakery serves up chocolate in an assortment of ways: cakes, cupcakes, and tarts are the way to go here. Some of the offerings are also eggless. For those wanting just a small hit of chocolate, might we suggest the pain au chocolat? If you need a lot of chocolate in your dessert, you can’t go wrong with the chocolate truffle cake, served up as individual slices—or, you can order an 8” one for your next celebration.
Need a chocolate kick? Why not give the Mexican mocha a try? It is spicy—think cinnamon hearts level spicy—but the contrast with the rich chocolate takes the classic hot chocolate to the next level. If spicy isn’t your thing, give the white mocha supreme a go.
The chocolate drinks at Craft Cafe are made with Thomas Haas chocolate; Haas is a local chocolatier with locations in Kitsilano and on the North Shore.
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