Winter is finally on its way out the door in Toronto and Spring is coming! One sure sign of the changing of the seasons is the arrival of Easter. The holiday comes as early as possible this year, on Sunday April 1st. To help you celebrate with some of the sweetest Easter treats in Toronto, here are our favourite options for gourmet Easter sweets and treats.
Simone Marie Belgian Chocolate
If the finest Belgian chocolate in the city sounds scrumptious to you, you need to visit Simone Marie Belgian Chocolate. Since 1993, they have sold the finest imported Belgian chocolates and truffles. They are one of Toronto’s favourite online chocolate shops, offering quality and convenience with same day delivery within the city. Their Easter Chocolate selection includes a 14cm Happy Easter Bunny Oscar (115g), available in dark or milk chocolate for only $8.50. Other great options include the 16-piece colourful Egg Cone for $16, or the ultimate Chocolate Easter Egg (250g) for $23. Order online, or call 416-968-7777.
The Chocolate Messenger
The Chocolate Messenger makes it easy to send the sweetest message this Easter. You can order online and count on same day delivery within the city core on orders placed by 12 noon. These manufacturers of fine chocolates, truffles and pralines offer one of the biggest and best selections in the city. All chocolates are made on site, in the old Swiss tradition, using only the finest (and most) expensive ingredients – with no added chemicals or preservatives. All of their dark chocolate contains a minimum of 70% cocoa. Their Easter Collection is truly something to celebrate — from Custom Coloured Easter Eggs ($18.95) to their ultimate Easter Gift Tray sampler ($100). If you’d rather make your purchase in person, you can visit their showroom at 1645 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton at Fleming).
There’s more to sweet Easter treats than just chocolate. Squish Candies is a Montreal based candymaker that specializes in gourmet gummies! They work with gummy artisans, who work (almost) exclusively in the field of gummy, and offer over 100 flavours divided into six categories — intense, fruity, calm, decadent, cocktail and mixed. Their gourmet candies come in fat-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free, Kosher, and certified organic varieties. Their Easter Collection includes a 600 gram Easter Jumbo Mix of gummies ($22), an 80 gram Thanks a Bunch box of carrot shaped gummies, and a fun (140 gram) Fried Egg bag, with a delicious orange flavour. Visit their outpost at The Bay (176 Yonge Street) to pick something up, or have your order delivered to your door. They offer free shipping on orders of $75 or more.
Soma Chocolate Maker
From its humble beginnings in the corner of an old distillery, to one of the city’s finest chocolatiers, Soma Chocolate Maker is a can’t miss choice this Easter. Their Easter Collection has options to suit every budget. Their tiny Runaway Bunnies (2 per bag) are available in dark or milk chocolate for only $4. The Cutest Bunny Ever (hand painted with love) is available in dark, milk or vegan friendly chocolate for just $16. If you’re having trouble choosing, the One Of Everything Truffle Box for $75 is the way to go! Their delicate and delicious products are best pre-ordered and picked up in store. They have two Toronto locations to serve you and your sweet tooth at 32 Tank House Lane in the Distillery District and 443 King Street West.
With over 20 years of experience, Stubbe Chocolates (653 Dupont Street) has earned its position as one of Toronto’s top chocolatiers. Their unique creations are sure to wow the crowd at any Easter brunch. Their Easter offerings include, the Painted Egg ($14.75) – a handmade 13cm hollow egg available in your choice of chocolate. To truly impress your Easter guests, choose the Chick House ($43.50). Available in your choice of milk, dark or white chocolate, this chocolate house is home to a happy little marzipan chick and bunny, along with some hollow eggs. Pay Stubbe a visit at their 653 Dupont Street location to browse their beautiful creations and purchase a freshly made masterpiece.
Treat yourself or someone you love to the best this Easter. Go the gourmet way and shop local to enjoy an even sweeter holiday!
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