Known well for all types of buttery baked goods and sweet confections, Beaucoup Bakery has long been a go-to for Vancouverites to indulge. Now folks can add artisan chocolates to the list of sweet treats to be found here as owner and pastry chef Betty Hung has just launched her first line of bonbons.
The Maison Collection is available in boxes of 6 or 12 and features six different flavours include Cardamom Kouign Amann (cardamom, vanilla bean and caramel ganache), Almond Croissant (almond praliné and brown butter ganache, and almond crunch) and more. All of Hung's six inaugural bonbon creations draw inspiration from Beaucoup's most popular pastries.
There is definitely an art to making great chocolate–you need to take into consideration the nuances of white, milk, and dark varieties, and how they complement different flavours," says Hung in today's announcement. "We knew our first collection would be an ode to our favourite pastries and hope people will enjoy them as much as we do!”
In addition to this six-flavour series, there are also two striking larger-scale chocolate creations that will be available for the duration of the holiday season. First, a dark chocolate star ornament filled with crispy chocolate pearls ($15) and an eight-inch dark chocolate christmas tree finished with gold flakes ($29).
Chocolate pre-orders can be made online or by calling Beaucoup Bakery directly.