Tradition is v. important to the chocolate shops in this city. Just look at Harden & Huyse, which has been using the same Belgian moulds since the ’80s, and Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut, whose 80 years of experience in the biz has led to more than 25 stores open nationwide. Clearly, they’re both doing something right. That is why these sweet spots are the best chocolate shops in Saskatoon. And if you want to nibble your way across the country, click here to see our Canada-wide list.
Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut
Find it: 1526 8 St. E., www.bernardcallebaut.com
The low-down: With more than two dozen locations dotted across Canada and the U.S., this booming business also has a quaint storefront on 8 Street East that serves up the best of what the chocolate shop has to offer (we see you, statement-making flavours).
Prices: $3 each for bars; $12 for bark; $19 to $65 for a box of assorted chocolates
The most unique: Mango Peppercorn, which is equal parts tropical and spice, or Honey Anise, which has soothing sweet notes and some kick from the licorice-flavoured green and star anise
The most photogenic: Cinnamon Ginger. It has a hand-drawn golden grid, and the uneven lines only add to the authentic aesthetic—and pair perfectly with your minimalist Instagram feed.
Harden & Huyse Chocolates
Find it: 718 2nd Ave. N., greatchocolate.com
The low-down: With a rich tradition of making Belgian-style chocolate since 1982, this family-owned and operated business crafts all of its chocolate by hand, using breathtaking moulds from Belgium.
Prices: $3.50 to $55 for a box of assorted chocolates
The most unique: Cassis-Black Currant. Made with crème de cassis liqueur and tasting of sweet blackcurrants, this concoction is also the chicest millennial pink hue.
The most photogenic: For an artistic treat, try a chocolate made from one of the uniquely shaped moulds (we’re always down for the patriotic maple leaf).