Although it may be hard to believe (wasn't it just the Christmas holidays? I swear Halloween wasn't that long ago...), Easter is here! No matter your age, it's likely your sweet tooth still wants to be satisfied this time of year. Perhaps you're putting together Easter baskets and hiding eggs around your home for your children, or maybe you've decided that this weekend is the perfect time to forget your 'no sugar' rule and indulge in some of the good stuff. Whatever the reason, whatever the excuse, you're going to be looking for some delicious chocolate, and we don't blame you!
The city of Toronto has some amazing spots to help you and your sweet cravings. Whether it's in the form of an ice cream cone, a macaron, or found in a good-old fashioned chocolate bar, these five places have a ton of options for you to get your chocolate fix.
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If your chocolate cravings are vast and refined, then the Distillery District's SOMA is the place for you. Here you’ll find it all - cookies, truffles, gelato, toffee, drinking chocolates, or just plain and simple chocolate treats. This Easter they’re offering beautifully crafted confections of chocolate eggs and adorable little chocolate bunnies that you can happily munch on (or share).
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Located on Dundas West, Odile Chocolat is a must-visit for any chocolate lover. This Parisian-raised chocolatier specializes in delectable truffles, but the shop also has European hot chocolates, salted caramels, chocolate brownies and other seasonal goodies. Be prepared to lose all control when faced with these delicious treats.
The Candy Bar
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As the name suggests - The Candy Bar is your one-stop shop for all things sugary and wonderful. The owner (a self-proclaimed chocoholic) has stocked her shop with a delicious array of chocolates from around the world - sourcing Italian treats, as well as having a good supply of more local chocolates from British Columbia and Orangeville. With lots of seasonal gifts to choose from as well, this is a good place to visit if you’re in need of Easter chocolates.
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A Parisian patisserie that is known for its decadence - Nadège offers the best in French confections. Their chocolates feature unexpected combinations, their bonbons filled with divine ganache or crunchy praline, and their macarons - mmm their macarons - perfectly made, and melt in your mouth delicious. You’ve been warned - your sweet tooth may get the better of you if you stop in this shop this Easter!
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The sweet spot that is taking Toronto and the Instagram world by storm - Sweet Jesus is going to satisfy all those sweet, chocolatey cravings you may have. Their motto is definitely ‘go big or go home.’ With sinfully-sized ice cream cones sprinkled with all the fixin’s, and warm beverages piled high with mountains of whipped cream and chocolate, Sweet Jesus is going to offer all you chocoholics out there a religious experience in sweetness.
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