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5 Halifax Chocolate Shops That Will Melt Your Heart


Every occasion calls for chocolate, especially when it's gourmet. We've rounded up a selection of local crave-worthy chocolate shops in Halifax, decadent enough to satisfy any sweet tooth.

1. Rousseau Chocolatier

5151 South Street

If you’re in the market for some gourmet chocolate, you’ve found it at Rousseau. With two decades of experience, Chocolatier Julien Rousseau uses only the finest quality chocolate and ingredients – locally and seasonally sourced as much as possible. From intricate handmade chocolates to artisanal marshmallows and meringue, this bright and airy chocolate shop offers all kinds of confections made in-house, perfect for gifting to someone special or for treating yourself.

2. Peace by Chocolate

166-1741 Lower Water Street

In late 2012, the original Hadhad family chocolate factory in Damascus, Syria was destroyed in a bombing that forced the family to leave everything behind and flee to Lebanon. Eventually, they rebuilt their lives in Nova Scotia and founded Peace by Chocolate in 2016.

Step inside this vibrant chocolate shop for artisan chocolate bars made for all occasions, sophisticated handmade chocolates, and freshly baked gourmet treats. With Syrian fillings and ingredients, including nuts, fruit, and spices, you’ll get a little taste of heaven in every bite.

3. Pane e Circo

1515 Queen Street

Gourmet gifting is made easy with Pane e Circo. Stop by either location for handcrafted chocolates, filled with flavoured ganaches that are almost too lovely to eat, but too delicious not to. Whether you shop from their classic collection or go for something seasonal, you’re bound to impress anyone with a box or a bar from here.

4. Whim Chocolate

Started on a whim in Vinisce, Croatia, founder and chief chocolatier, Inge Kiss, was inspired to make her own chocolate after receiving some Swiss chocolate as a gift from a friend.

Recently relocated from Boston to Halifax, Whim Chocolate offers handmade, small batch, seasonal, artisan chocolate bark using only the finest ingredients. Although Whim isn’t a standalone chocolate shop, you can find it at Frabjous Delights, a curated specialty foods store owned by Inge and her partner, Marshall Parker.

5. King & North

If you’re in the market for fun, playful chocolates, look no further than King & North. Ranging from bars of white, milk, and dark chocolates to thick pucks of caramel and shortbread dipped in dark chocolate, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Browse online to find their current selection of confections, including handmade apple cider caramels and moon pies.

The best part? You won’t even have to leave your house for these treats — orders placed online can be delivered right to your door.