Easter is less than two weeks away, and while we’re still not entirely sure how it will play out this year, we're supremely grateful to have an array of amazing chocolatiers across the country who are offering delivery deals and pick-up promotions to ensure that this Easter season maintains its magic.
Like most of Canada’s food providers, the nationwide call for social distancing has severely impacted these businesses. And while many of them have scaled back their operations, the quality of their products remain pristine and in many cases, so picturesque that you might even hesitate to eat them.
Although we are featuring Easter collections today, the majority of these chocolatiers offer an abundance of pastries, cakes, and chocolatey goodies year-round.
Here are 10 Canadian chocolatiers offering delivery and pick-up this Easter season.
Temper Chocolate and Pastry (Vancouver, B.C.)
Steven Hodge and the Temper team have created a gorgeous ensemble of classic springtime treats such as chocolate bunnies, hot cross buns, and chocolate mini eggs, along with a number of original creations, including edible chocolate showpieces and bright speckled graffiti eggs.
Temper Chocolate and Pastry's Easter collection is available for purchase online. All items are prepared for contactless pick-up or for free local delivery on the North Shore.
Mon Paris Pâtisserie (Burnaby, B.C.)
Another visually-stunning collection, Mon Paris Pâtisserie’s Easter offerings include colourful chocolate and velvet eggs, fruit and nut-filled eggs, raspberry caramel-filled milk chocolate lollipops, and adorable chocolate ducklings.
Additionally, chef-owner Elena Krasnova has built a fun DIY cookie decorating kit that comes with 10 egg-shaped shortbread cookies and three piping bags of coloured royal icing in green, pink, and yellow.
The Mon Paris collection is available to order online for pick-up or delivery. Delivery is available in Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, and Vancouver from Tuesday through Sunday, between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Karat Chocolate Boutique (Kelowna, B.C.)
Karat’s famous filled Easter eggs are back for 2020 in milk, dark, and white chocolate, available individually or as part of a 12-piece Easter basket set. The Kelowna boutique is also offering marshmallow and caramel milk chocolate eggs, salted caramels, and cookies and cream chocolate bars.
Karat is currently offering free shipping within B.C. for orders over $50. Pick-up is available between Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cōchu Chocolatier (Calgary, AB)
Hot on the heels of yet another incredible performance at the Academy of Chocolate Awards, Cōchu chocolatier’s Easter collection features their signature jewelled glow eggs, along with and assortment of chocolate hippos, mini eggs, bunnies, and chicks.
Cōchu’s award-winning chocolates are available for purchase via email. Orders can be picked up at the Raven’s Room in the Devenish, and delivery within Calgary city limits is $10.
Jacek Chocolate Couture (Edmonton, AB)
Jacek’s physical retail store may be closed, but they haven’t held anything back from this year’s Easter collection. From veritable goodie bags of curated classic Easter treats to delectable decorated dark and milk chocolate eggs, to an array of incredibly cute chocolate animals, they seem to have thought of everything.
On top of all of that, Jacek is also going forward with its fourth annual Easter colouring contest. This year’s winner will be awarded two chocolate replicas of their own custom Jacek chocolate egg design.
The Edmonton institution is offering shipping across Canada (free over $125), delivery ($15) and curb-side pick-up from its Sherwood Park location.
Chocolatier Constance Popp (Winnipeg, MB)
Constance Popp’s Easter pièce de résistance is a lovely chocolate golden goose with golden chocolate eggs. Also available are four different Easter bags, each filled with various assortments of goodies. Additionally, Winnipeg’s first bean-to-bar chocolatier has brought back its famous fried chocolate cream-filled egg yolks.
Orders can be made online or by phone for pick-up or free delivery on orders of $50 or more.
CXBO Chocolates (Toronto, ON)
Known by some as Canada’s Willy Wonka, CXBO Chocolates' Brandon Olson and artist Sarah Keenlyside have created a selection of Easter offerings that showcase their signature disco-style. In addition to dark and milk chocolate bunnies and eggs, their special nine-piece collection gift box features their entire catalogue of handmade bonbon flavours.
CXBO Chocolates is offering 10 per cent off orders over $75. Orders can be made online for nationwide delivery or curbside pick-up.
Stubbe Chocolates (Toronto, ON)
Daniel Stubbe’s Easter collection is elegantly crafted with intricate designs that somehow manage to convey both modern and vintage vibes. The Toronto-based, sixth-generation chocolatier’s offerings include painted chocolate or marzipan and nougat eggs, chocolate bunnies and chicks, truffle and bonbon eggs, and more.
Orders can be made online for delivery and pick-up.
Noir Chocolat (Montreal, QC)
For its Easter collection, Noir Chocolat has created four stunning chocolate egg varieties that range from creamy hazelnut praline with crunchy feuilletine to classic dark, milk, and blond chocolate eggs, to smashable decorated eggs filled with an assortment of surprises.
Orders can be made online for free local delivery and in-store pick-up.
Eddy Laurent (Quebec City, QC)
The famous 30-year-old landmark on l’avenue Maguire has assembled a huge Easter collection, featuring chocolate-filled gift bags, boxes and individual chocolate renditions of almost any Easter-associated animal you can think of.