Announcing our final appearances in 2012

Thanks again for coming out and rediscovering Chocophilia this fall.  We have a quick update for you about where we will be this month:

  • We will be at the City Market Downtown in City Hall  on the following Saturdays from 10am to 3pmDec 8th, Dec 15th, Dec 22nd
  • We will also be at the St. Albert Christmas Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Dec. 22nd, 10am to 3pm.
  • For those of you who have been asking for a non-Farmer’s Market location this month, we have partnered with a cool local shop called Sabrina Butterfly inHighlands (6421-112 Ave.). They will be carrying a limited selection of our products for 3 days only, Dec 19th (11-5pm), 20th  (11-8pm) and  21st (11-8pm).

We will be bringing out our handmade Chocphilia Bars, 6-packs, Chocophilia-dipped candied fruit, Chocophilia gift boxes, tins of hot chocolate (necessary for everyone’s pantry for Christmas), melt-aways and more. Get some for the stocking or pick some up a for a gift. Hope to see you then, and have a Merry Xmas. 

The Bark Trio is back.

From Dec 15th to Dec 22nd, the Chocophilia Xmas trio will returned this year. For our dark chocolate barks, Angie has made Dark Chocolate with Toffee and Fleur de Sel, Dark Chocolate with Nuts and Dried Sour Cherry and Dark Chocolate with Gingerbread with Candied Orange and Ginger.

In the milk chocolate box you will find Milk Chocolate Chai Granola, Dark Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Fleur de Sel and White Chocolate with Orange, Cranberry, and Almond.

Hope to see you there!

At the Royal Bison and the Westmount CL Hall this weekend.

We will be at two locations this weekend. On Sat and Sun, Dec 1st and 2nd, Chocophilia products will be out in force at the Royal Bison Craft and Art Fair. It is just north of the Strathcona Farmer’s Market. This is a great place to look for local, handmade stuff!

On Sunday, Dec 2nd, from 10am to 4pm, we will also have a booth at the Westmount Community League Hall for their “Shop the Hall” event.

How can Angie be in two places at once? It is all through the magic of cloning! 🙂


Was your Fleur de Sel bar too salty?

To my customers and Fleur de Sel fans:

SaltIf you’ve tried the Fleur de Sel bar that you purchased at a farmer’s market recently and found it to be super-salty, it’s not because I changed the recipe. It’s because I must have accidentally doubled up on the salt! Please come and see me at the market to exchange your bar for a fresh one. If you’ve already eaten it or given it away as a gift, I’ll still be happy to give you another one. I’ll be at Callingwood Market October 7th and then I’ll be at the City Hall market for the winter season. Sorry for the inconvenience. I’ll be handing out extra treats for your troubles. My apologies, and thanks for your support!



It’s Haloween and we have a few yummy things in the shop for the occassion: a cinnamon milk chocolate bark with candy corn(!) and some very special little truffles: coca cola gianduja with pop rocks! (yup, the ones that pop in your mouth…) Fun.

Health By Chocolate by Victoria Laine

I am getting into this book lately, as part of my resolve to eat wholesome, real foods without a lot of additives, preservatives and alien sounding ingredients. I mean, let’s face it: I love chocolate and I refuse to ever cut it out of my diet, so I might as well work with it, enjoy it and not feel guilty.

That said, I already eat a lot of chocolate, (that’s just what happens when your sister owns a chocolate shop) and I am always happy to try some new chocolate related recipes. This book lets me experiment with some guilt-free and nutritious recipes that feature chocolate. A nice combo, right?

Now, these recipes aren’t low fat, let’s just get that straight. They are full of nut butters and almond flour, chocolate and sesame seeds. But they are real, wholesome ingredients with healthy fats and lots of non animal protein and natural sweeteners, which makes them very satisfying. I recently made pudding from tofu, cocoa powder and dates. Sounds kind of gross, right? But it was sooo good. Very creamy and chocolatey, it tasted decadent, but was simple and healthy. I also recommend the ‘eatmore’ bars. Puts the candy bar version to shame!