So long, post-holiday diets! T.O.’s best chocolatiers are tempering some tempting treats, perfect for last-minute Valentine’s gifts.
Soma’s (55 Mill, building 48, 416-815-7662, www.somachocolate.com) selection includes bonbons with blood orange centres, truffles topped with heart-shaped Japanese walnuts (both $2 each) and six-packs of light Madagascar vanilla meringues ($4).
Shoppers can mix and match boxes of handmade organic fair-trade truffles with artisan-produced gifts by Lookslike cards, Selsi bath salts and Earth & Sole flowers into cello-wrapped gift baskets at Kakayo ($42, 1584 Queen East, 647-346-2936, www.kakayo.com).
Stock Ambiance Chocolat’s (753-A Queen East, 416-406-2462, www.ambiancechocolat.ca) heart with nine chocolates, including caramel with fleur de sel, sun-dried cherry and roasted hazelnut flavours ($18.95).
JS Bonbons Bits of Love tin ($14.15, 163 Dupont, 416-920-0274, www.jsbonbons.com) is deceivingly teensy. It’s choc-full of solid two-tone Valentines.
A trio of champagne truffles nestle inside Stubbe’s frilly, moulded heart ($8.75 each, 653 Dupont, 416-923-0956, www.stubbechocolates.com).