We have joined Keep Edmonton Original, a consortium of locally owned businesses. Help support the local economy, and buy local!
Please see the posting on Sharon at Optimistically Cautious, a local Edmonton blogger. She wrote: “The white chocolate lime was such an unusual combination, but worked, melding the richness of the high cocoa butter content with bites of citrus tang. Chocophilia Hot (with cayanne pepper) snuck up on me, needing a few seconds before releasing its heat in the back of my throat.” She also noted that: “I much preferred the Mocha Bean � the crunchy additive of fresh Transcend Coffee-roasted beans was delightful, and of course, the tried and true combination of coffee and chocolate was a winner.”
Thanks to everyone who came to our opening party! Here is a short video of the event to give you a taste of what went on!
We were reviewed in VUE magazine today by reporter Jan Hostyn. To quote:
[Kerstin's Chocolates'] Chocophilia gourmet chocolates are small bars with a bit of a twist. I was lucky enough to enjoy a sample at the Italian Centre one day and can see how the Chocophilia Pumpkin Pie - a milk chocolate bar covered with graham cracker bits and flavoured with nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon - can become habit-forming.
See the whole article at: VUE Weekly
As of today, we are opening our own retail location in Downtown Edmonton. It is called “The Cocoa Room” and it is located at 10139 112th St, just north of Jasper Ave. We have more info up on the web site here.
Hope to see you there!
We sent out a press release about our new store. We hope that many media outlets share the news!
Kerstin was featured in an article in the Edmonton Journal today . It said:
A native Edmontonian, Roos' entrepreneurial journey began five years ago in New York City, when she began crafting handmade chocolates and selling them to a local farmers market.
Natasha Mekhail wrote an article about us in a magazine called “Unlimited”. She wrote:
Beyond dark, regional varieties, Kerstin whips up flavoured bars such as Lemon Dream (a top seller at this year�s Rocky Mountain Food & Wine Festival), Pumpkin Pie (a winter specialty), Fleur de Sel (the salted chocolate) and Hot Chocolate (the spicy one).
Read the full article here.
Kerstin will be brining some incredible chocolates to a Chocolate and Wine Tasting at Fine Wines by Liquor Select (481-6868). It will take place on Nov 29th. Unfortunately this event has now SOLD OUT.
Kerstin’s Chocolates will be at the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival on Oct 19th and 20th!
Come down and try some of our new products at booth #618. We will also be giving away fabulous prizes!
For more info on the event, or to buy tickets, go to the site.
We were featured today in an article in the Ed section of the Edmonton Journal!
For our customers on the west side of town, we have just recently added a new location:
Bon Ton Bakery
8720 149 Street
All of our bars are now available at the Italian Centre Shop (Both North and South) :
Italian Centre Shop Ltd
10878 95 Street NW
Italian Centre Shop South
5028 104A Street NW
We have added some new retail locations around Edmonton that now carry our line:
Downtown, in Edmonton Centre:
The Artworks : On the corner of 101st St and 102nd Ave, tel: 420-6311
Gnuda : 10725 124th St. tel: 452-6832
Culina : 9914 89 Ave. tel:437-5588
Big News: We can now accept credit card orders (Visa and Mastercard) by phone (990-0011) or fax (988-0075). If you don’t like PayPal/web shopping, just give us a call or send us a fax.
After 2 years of development, our new line of chocolates is now ready and available in retail locations around Edmonton. Order from this web site, or go to the following stores to purchase individual Chocophilia Bars and Chocolate Caviar cans.
6421 112th Ave. (Highlands)
Call the Kettle Black (Riverbend Location only.)
444 Riverbend Square (off Terwilliger Dr.)
9869 62 Ave. (Near Argyll Rd and 99th St.)
8610 99 St.