Online chocolate purchase - Toronto.
January 23, 2007 12:26 PM   Subscribe

Where can I order Godiva Truffles (or any other premium chocolates) online to be delivered to Toronto?

I guess I'm already looking for Valentine's Day gifts for my girlfriend, and Id like to send her some nice chocolates. I first thought of Godiva truffles, but I'm open to any other suggestions you might have, so please feel free to recommend other kinds.

I need to order them online and have them delivered to Toronto. I'm not familiar with Canadian stores that would sell this kinda stuff, so I need your help.
posted by althanis to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Quick Google search brought up The Sweet Basket which is in Montreal. However, they deliver to Ontario.
posted by purephase at 12:31 PM on January 23, 2007


Although Godiva doesn't deliver outside of the US through its website, you could try calling one of their Toronto locations and see if they would ship the chocolates locally for you.
(Your previous question indicates you are in South America, so I'm not sure how that would work out payment-wise; I would think with a credit card you would still be fine?)
posted by twoporedomain at 12:34 PM on January 23, 2007


There's the Nutty Chocolatier, a local Toronto store. Their website seems to be on the fritz, but you can google the name and get their phone number and call.

Rocky Mountain Chocolates is a chain, with Toronto stores, and their website works, and I like their chocolate better than Nutty.

I'm sure either of those places would be happy to hook you up.
posted by jellicle at 12:39 PM on January 23, 2007


I'd want Callebaut.

And, I'm not sure about their delivery, but Stubbe's in TO....
posted by kmennie at 12:39 PM on January 23, 2007


Frankly, althanis, Godiva truffles are merely average.

Considerably better, and not nearly as overpriced, are the ones from Harry and David.

And in a different universe are the ones from Kron Chocolatier, though they seem to ship only within the US. If you call them, they might find a way to get them to Toronto, though.
posted by KRS at 12:41 PM on January 23, 2007


Why go with a large generic corporation when you could have hand-made chocolates from a small chocolatier in the most unlikely of places, Tallahassee, FL?

I've had Pierre Vivier's chocolates many times, and to be quite honest, don't really enjoy mass-manufactured confectionry anymore. They're simply divine, and Rainey (Pierre's wife) will be happy to speak with you over the phone about shipping to anywhere in the world.

The saddest thing is that Pierre will be moving back to France soon, and I haven't found a replacement for him yet. :(
posted by TheNewWazoo at 12:57 PM on January 23, 2007


Oh, they'll also be more than happy to trade emails, too - I didn't mean to imply that you'd need to call. They're just such nice people that I usually would anyway.
posted by TheNewWazoo at 12:58 PM on January 23, 2007


Toronto: JS Bonbons! Or any one of the places linked from this blog entry (not my blog). I've only waked by JS but it has a good rep. And I found it all with a little magic.
posted by GuyZero at 1:11 PM on January 23, 2007


I forgot: JS delivers in Toronto and has a lovely Valentine's day tin box with a selection of 18 bonbons for about $35. But with Valentine's and all, I'd call early, as I'm sure they'll be busy.
posted by GuyZero at 1:15 PM on January 23, 2007


GuyZero writes "Toronto: JS Bonbons! Or any one of the places linked from this blog entry (not my blog). I've only waked by JS but it has a good rep. And I found it all with a little magic."

Absolutely, hands down. The only comparable chocolates I have had in Toronto are from Celestin (black pepper and rose petal? Jesus yes). Just give JS a call (Jenn is an absolute sweetheart), and tell 'em what you want.

Seriously. JS Bonbons ftw.

And if they don't deliver, call First Choice courier.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 1:33 PM on January 23, 2007


I know it's not what you asked, but beware Godiva! They're all marketing and no product. They practically admit as much. To that end, I'm not sure if they deliver to Toronot, but Vosges has a particularly incredible selection of truffles.
posted by GilloD at 1:40 PM on January 23, 2007


John & Kira's will ship to Canada, as will La Maison du Chocolat.

They both make fantastic chocolates.
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great at 1:51 PM on January 23, 2007


Burdick Chocolate will ship to Canada, and are just about the best chocolates I've ever had (and I've had a lot of different kinds).
posted by cerebus19 at 1:58 PM on January 23, 2007


Thanks for all the suggestions guys, Im going to review them all tomorrow and decide which Im going to pick.

Ill also try to remember to eventually update the thread in case any future readers are interested in what choice I took.

I knew Id be able to get help here in a squeeze, especially about chocolates =).
posted by althanis at 5:37 PM on January 23, 2007


I can seriously recommend Chocolate Express

We used to do the Chocolate tasting club, and it was ONLY the finest chocolates all the time. They had no problems shipping to Japan.
posted by lundman at 7:42 PM on January 23, 2007


I would imagine that Teuscher would deliver to Canada.

I love their chocolate.
posted by whatideserve at 8:38 PM on January 23, 2007


i've never tried them, but i know teuscher chocolates can be bought in toronto in the manulife centre. while googling the address for you, i found this pretty thorough-looking blog, which includes contact info for that chocolatier and several others in toronto. good luck!
posted by twistofrhyme at 9:48 PM on January 23, 2007


Leonidas are excellent Belgian chocolates. Far superior to Godiva. Just had to say, as my partner brought some home last week (air shipped to a shop in Johanesburg, no less).

Good truffles are typically fairly soft. The chocolate exterior should be quite thin. Amature truffles tend to be little different from what I think are known as 'bonbons' in the States, and called 'pralines' (pra lin ays') in Belgium (the kind like Russel Stover).
posted by Goofyy at 2:18 AM on January 24, 2007


Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I narrowed it down to one of the following:

1. Teuscher Champagne Truffles .
2. The Bernard Callebaut Chocolate Heart.
3. JS BonBon.

The blog entry posted by twistofrhyme and GuyZero has been very useful and probably what will help me make my final decision.

Thanks again everyone.
posted by althanis at 10:21 AM on January 24, 2007


althanis, seriously, go with js. Not least because then your sweetheart can go get more if she wants, with no trouble :)

(But mostly because it's amazing chocolate. And because Jenn is such a doll.)

(I am not Jenn.)
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 5:03 PM on January 25, 2007


Ok, just updating this thread in case anyone browses it in the future.

I eventually went with the Box of Love from JS BonBons, like GuyZero recommended. It was $40, with taxes and courier, it added up to about $56.

My girlfriend absolutely loved it, so Id recommend it. Id only buy it on special occasions though, because at $56 for 18 bonbons, it's not exactly an everyday purchase (least not for me).

Thanks everyone.
posted by althanis at 9:25 AM on February 14, 2007


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