Calgary is famous for many things: big prairie skies, a fantastic music scene, and being in close proximity to beautiful Lake Louise. But did you know that the city is also known for its chocolate? That’s right — Calgary is home to a wide range of delicious and delectable chocolate makers and chocolate shops, from one of the oldest businesses in the country to breathtaking (and mouthwatering) chocolate art.
If you are visiting Calgary, take a driving tour of some of these sweet stops — it makes for a perfect day trip and also a great excuse to eat chocolate all day long.
Coppeneur Chocolate Since 1993, this family-owned business crafts fairly traded, tree-to-bar chocolate. Offerings from the shop, which is located in the beautiful Calgary Convention Centre, include Single Origin Bars (their tribute to the purest taste of the cocoa bean); Truffles & Pralines (hand-decorated and filled with a delicate cream, with or without alcohol); and Cuvee Chocolate En Bloc (organic chocolate with special ingredients like dried berries, arabica coffee, flower blossoms, and nuts).
Olivier’s Operating since 1909, Olivier's Candies is amongst the oldest businesses in Western Canada. First a bake shop, then a bake shop that also sold candy and ice cream, and then a candy shop, Olivier’s has always retained their commitment to tradition and old-time techniques. Alongside lollipops and brittle, visitors will also find chocolatey offerings like chocolate-covered licorice, chocolate bark, soft-centred chocolates, and European moulds.
The Chocolate Lab Using the finest and freshest ingredients and made by hand, these award-winning chocolate makers craft edible pieces of art. Offerings like May Flowers (white chocolate infused with Jasmine and Hibiscus, and topped with a peach compote) and Brown Sugar (brown butter and brown sugar combined with Cassonade — the Lab’s own signature milk chocolate) are likely, unlike anything you’ve ever tasted and make this shop a must-eat destination. Book your rental vehicle with us here at Zoom Rentals. We recently opened our brand new Calgary location, just minutes from the airport, and offer a wide variety of vehicles to suit the needs of any traveller — or chocolate lover. Check out our fantastic rates today!