Alicja Confections

Alicja Confections is an Ottawa chocolate shop that creates some fun products. While I often focus on bean to bar makers, I also love chocolatiers and what they can do with chocolate. Perhaps this comes from my own experience as a chocolatier in a small shop on Vancouver Island many years ago. Alicja has grownContinue reading “Alicja Confections”

DesBarres Chocolate

Living in Ontario, I am lucky. There are a lot of bean to bar chocolate makers nearby. This is very handy since I am a chocoholic. Sometimes nearby is twenty minutes away. Sometimes it is a few hours away. Luckily, sometimes makers from a few hours away are in Ottawa. I love that the packagingContinue reading “DesBarres Chocolate”

A match made in Canada

So Canada eh? Let’s begin with a truly Canadian post… Maple & Chocolate on Canada Day It just tastes so good! Maple used instead of cane sugar adds an interesting and truly Canadian flavour to the chocolate. Maple syrup isn’t the easiest thing to make. It takes 40 buckets of sap from the tree toContinue reading “A match made in Canada”