Chocolate goes with literally everything. Don’t believe us? Just look at Hali’s chocolate connoisseurs, who are serving up unique flavour combinations. Fresh herbs are delish with white chocolate, and a splash of balsamic vinegar can really add some bitterness (in the best way possible). If you’re feeling adventurous, check out our list of the best chocolate shops in Halifax. And all of the chocoholics out there wanting to taste test the best across the country should click here.
Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie
Find it: 1209 Marginal Rd., gourmandisesavenue.com
The low-down: Business and life partners Jean-Pierre Gallois and Yseult Bertic both hail from France and together have over 60 years of experience whipping up delicious chocolates, truffles and macarons with that authentic Gallic touch.
Prices: $5.90 to $6.10 each for bars; $15.50 to $56.75 for a box of assorted chocolates
The most unique: Fresh Lemon Thyme. Lemon ganache, white chocolate and sprigs of lemon thyme make for a bright (and one-of-a-kind) flavour combination.
The most photogenic: Jack Daniel’s Whisky. Not only does this chocolate give you a buzz (from the sugar, obvs), but this whisky-infused treat is v. classy, with sparkly golden flecks.
Find it: 5151 South St., rousseauchocolatier.ca
The low-down: Known for its handcrafted chocolates, French macarons and assortment of other chocolate-filled treats, this brightly lit space even has a window so customers can peek into the kitchen to see co-owner Julien Rousseau-Dumarcet hard at work.
Prices: $6.50 each for bars; $10.50 to $30 for a box of assorted chocolates
The most unique: Orange Balsamic Caramel, for a warm, melt-in-your-mouth flavour that reminds us of summer and autumn rolled into one
The most photogenic: Dark Chocolate Ginger & Cocoa Nibs. This artisanal chocolate bar has candied ginger and crunchy cocoa nibs baked right on top of the chocolate.