Choklat is one of two Chocolatiers in Canada that actually make their own chocolates. Other chocolatiers, like Bernard Callebaut and Purdy’s, only buy bulk chocolate to use in their confections. When chocolatiers say that their chocolates are “made to their specification”, that only means that they control the percentage of ingredients that go into the recipe. Choklat claims that they have control over the variety of beans used, the country of origin (of the beans), the fermentation process, the transportation and handling, the roasting, the refining and final processing (of beans) into chocolate, and the quality of ingredients used. **This information is all from their website, so believe what you will with their claims!
Now, I personally don’t get what the hype is about with this place, but, again, I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate (GASP! :O). Maybe it didn’t wow me because I didn’t get to try the filling I wanted. I wanted a fresh marshmallow truffle filling, but they ran out of that (@ noon on Good Friday?! What the heck, it’s not even like it was super late in the day). They were also out of their shortbread cookies which I had wanted to try. The boasts that they have over 210 different truffle combinations (you get to choose your own truffle filling, the type of chocolate it’s dipped in, and what it is rolled in), well, that’s not true now if they’re out of a bunch of stuff all the time now, is it?
I ended up getting the cream cheese filling, dipped in milk chocolate, and rolled in crushed graham wafers.
The filling was just cream cheese…I don’t know what I was expecting, but I expected…more…I could make a whole batch of these at home myself for like $10.00. Instead I paid $1.99 for one, I really wished they had marshmallow, maybe I would’ve been less disappointed…
The bf got the Hot Diggity filling, dipped in dark chocolate, and rolled in cinnamon. He really liked his, but then again, he loves all things chocolate. He said you could really taste the spiciness of the filling~
Choklat makes the truffles fresh when you ordered them, so that’s nice. It’s better than eating chocolates that have been sitting in display cases all day (like Godiva). You can also place your order online and go pick it up (or get it delivered), that way you won’t have to wait for them to be made. The online order form is here (doesn’t work in Safari though).
OH- PET PEEVE: When we were getting our chocolates, this guy came in and acted like he owned the place. After he placed his order of 12 truffles (which is only a $24.00 purchase BTW), he casually mentions that he will pay when he comes back. When the cashier told him that they couldn’t process the order without payment, he started freaking out and started saying how he does it all the time, and he knows the owner, and yaddy yaddy yah. The cashier told him that the owner wasn’t in this weekend, and that they were specifically told not to process orders without payment. At this point, he started walking out still muttering under his breath about how “he does this all the time”, and the cashier was still trying to be nice and offered to hold his order for him, but he just said “forget it” and left.
WHO DOES THAT?! Who cares if you know the owner? HE’S NOT FREAKING THERE, way to make it difficult for his staff. I hate people who thinks they’re owed something. Please, take that stick out of your ass, and try to pretend to be a decent human being, KTHX.
1327A 9th Avenue Southeast
Calgary, AB T2G 0T2