9 Calgary Chocolate Shops to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Treat a loved one (or yourself) to a confection from one of these local chocolate shops.
The Midnight Special bonbons from The Chocolate Lab
Photograph by Dallas Southcott / TCL Media
[This article was last updated on February 5, 2018]
There's something about chocolate that just makes everything a little better. Whether you're looking for a box of chocolates to give for Valentine's Day or simply want to treat yourself, these local chocolate shops have a treat for every sweet tooth and occasion.
Local chocolate maker Brad Churchill opened Choklat in 2008. His milk and dark chocolate bars come in multiple varieties that are made with different kinds of cocoa beans. Choklat also puts the power in your hands by offering made-to-order truffles. You can create your ultimate truffle by choosing from dozens of fillings and coatings, as well as a milk, white or dark chocolate dip. Drinking chocolate and other chocolate confections are also available. Ask about Choklat's factory tours and chocolate-making workshops.
3601B 21 St. N.E., 403-457-1419, choklat.com
Calgary-based Cococo Chocolatiers has several locations across Canada, including 11 in Calgary alone. On the shelves, you'll find a mix of products from the Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut brand, which they own, as well as Cococo Chocolatier products. You can pick up everything from specialty chocolates to baking products to items like dessert sauces and chocolate letters. It also serves macarons, gelato, ice cream and coffee at select locations.
Downtown Calgary is home to the only Coppeneur chocolate shop in North America. Head downstairs to try one of its single-origin chocolate bars, filled bars, truffles, pralines or other treats. If you're unsure of what to get, you can't go wrong with the Dominican white chocolate bar with vanilla, which earned three stars at the World Chocolate Awards in 2015.
Lower level, 805 1 St. S.W., 587-351-6115, coppeneurchocolate.com
Calgarians aren't the only ones who love Cochu Chocolatier; over the last two years, owner Anne Sellmer's chocolates have won numerous accolades from the International Chocolate Awards, The International Chocolate Salon and the Academy of Chocolate. Her creations range from ginger caramels to cherry gin bonbons featuring Eau Claire Distillery Cherry Gin. She also makes chocolate bars (try the caramelized white bar) and treats like sponge toffee and pretzels covered in chocolate. Click here for a list of retailers that carry Cochu Chocolatier products.
Epiphanie Chocolate founder Debra Fleck makes more than 30 kinds of specialty chocolates in her Beltline shop, which are divided into signature and classic collections. Try flavours like the Tahitian blonde, salted caramel and the passion fruit heart. You can also pick up chococlate lollipops, their own hot chocolate mix and various baking ingredients.
1417B 11 St. S.W., 403-370-4592, epiphaniechocolate.com
Dark chocolate covered coffee beans, spiced Mayan hot chocolate mix and beer caramels — these are some of the inventive treats you can get from local chocolate company Old Coal. And then there are the hand-painted chocolates, which come in raspberry balsamic, Prosecco and peppercorn flavours for Old Coal's latest seasonal collection. Click here for a list of local retailers that carry Old Coal products.
This chocolate and candy shop has been in business for more than a century, so it's safe to say it knows more than a thing or two about sweet treats. Stop by its Inglewood store to try the huge range of treats, which includes pretzel rods, peanut or coconut brittle, chocolate bark, enrobed and molded chocolates, candies and more.
1316 9 Ave. S.E., 403-275-5195, oliviers.ca
Master chocolatier Bernard Callebaut is behind this chocolate company. If his name sounds familiar, it's probably because he also founded the Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut brand a few decades ago. At Master Chocolat, choose from individual chocolates, bars in white, milk or dark chocolate and other confections. You can pick up Master Chocolat treats at its Calgary Farmers' Market stall or at various retailers around the city.
Calgary Farmers' Market, 510 77 Ave. S.E., 403-252-5750, masterchocolat.com
We have a feeling The Chocolate Lab hears that its chocolates are "almost too pretty to eat" a lot. But with these vibrant, colourful bonbons, the look is only part of what makes them so appealing. With flavours that incorporate ingredients like cherry-yuzu compote, speculoos Dutch cookie butter and Jamaican rum, they also taste as a good and unique as they look. Several of The Chocolate Lab's bonbons, including the Orange Dreamsicle, the L.L. Dean and the Lychee Rosé, have won awards at the International Chocolate Awards.
202D Centre St. S.E., 403-455-3022 and Granary Road, 226034 112 St. W., MD of Foothills, thechocolatelab.ca