Making artisanal chocolates since 1979 in Lauzon, Quebec, Chocolats Favoris has just opened their fourth location in Ontario located in Vaughan, just north of Toronto. 905’ers rejoice! Chocolats Favoris is known for their handmade and customizable chocolate dipped ice cream cones and take-home fondue in a can in a plethora of flavours using natural ingredients and high-quality chocolates. With locations all over Quebec, Chocolats Favoris have chocolate shops in Ottawa, Ajax, Aurora and now Vaughan (located at Eagles Landing Shopping Centre, 1410 Major Mackenzie Drive).
Walking in can be a bit intimidating with so many choices (seriously, can I get them all?), but Chocolats Favoris breaks it down into three simple steps. Decide if you want a Classic (plain dipped) or Kooky (with toppings) and pick your cone size that ranges from a baby to a large; 2) Choose your soft ice cream flavour; 3) Pick your chocolate dipping flavour (honestly this was the hardest part to decide which one of the dozen flavours they have). Not feeling the ice cream vibe? Chocolats Favoris also offers what they call their drinkable desserts like milkshakes and their chocolate drinks. For the vegans out there, you can opt for the frozen sorbet bars or frozen chocolate or vanilla soy bars also with their Classic or Kooky treatment.
This beautifully bright space (loads of natural light for taking those Instaworthy shots) is also filled with chocolate goodies like bars, truffles, lollipops and individually wrapped chocolates perfect to put them in your kids’ lunchboxes or loot bags. With their Chocolats Favoris Chocofan app, you can earn reward points with each purchase or completing fun challenges towards free treats!
With Easter just around the corner, Chocolats Favoris goes beyond chocolate bunnies, sheep or hens and eggs. They have cute cars, monkeys, hippos, gnomes, puppies and pigs and all can be painted with their tinted white chocolate kit. Currently they have their Eggspression Egg Decoration Kit that comes with everything you need to decorate your own dozen of milk chocolate eggs including brushes, egg cups and jars of edible white chocolate paint. Should you be so lucky to be 1 in 3 people to find the golden egg in one of these kits, you can win a year’s worth of Chocolats Favoris chocolates (worth $765). Now that’s what I call a sweet win!
~ Carol (aka @Bakingzen)
Photo credit: Carol F.