Chocolat on Hallowe'en

I wrote about this new Chocolaterie in my neighbourhood back in August 2009. You can read the post here.

Today, I managed to get there for my second visit. This time I bought truffles with 72% chocolate from Venezuela and other truffles made of 66% chocolate from Mexico. They were divine!

Here is the lovely shop owner. Serving me with a smile and with a lovely French accent. Oh la la. It is Hallowe'en tonight and the shop owner has dressed like Juliette Binoche's character in the movie Chocolat. Unfortunately, you can't see the pretty dress she has underneath the cape.

Below is a display of some of the chocolate that was on offer today; much of it from Mexico and Venezuela. I like this shop because the owner checks out her chocolate sources as best she can to ensure that the cocoa does not come from cocoa plantations that promote child slave labour. After hearing about "blood chocolate" in West Africa, and becoming involved in helping widows and orphans in Kenya, I am more mindful of where I get my chocolate fix.

The little shop is eagerly awaiting the children who will be out tonight looking for their treats and are open slightly later for that purpose.

Now let me share a chocolate truffle with you for dropping by *smile. :-)))

Next time you are in Vancouver, drop by the

Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France

198 E. 21st Ave.
Vancouver
604-566-1065

5 comments:

  1. OMG, i am seriously salivating after seeing those chocs. Know that i am a choc addict, why do you do this to me??? lol *salivating profusely*...lol

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  2. I thought you'd like a taste! Seriously, if these chocolates can travel (I will ask) I can send u a few. You need to let me know where to send. You can DM on Twitter.

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  3. ...what a lovelyLOVELYlovely shop...i can only imagine how...DELICIOUS...the chocolates are...one day i WILL get there!!!

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  4. Nancy, It is a lovely shop for sure with the trompe l'oeil on the walls outside and all the character inside. Makes me feel I am in a small corner of France.

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  5. OMG, i am seriously salivating after seeing those chocs. Know that i am a choc addict, why do you do this to me??? lol *salivating profusely*...lol

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