The smell of chocolate enters your nose when you step into the Duckworth Street location of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company. It is amazing to think that this business, which has multiple locations in both St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and Halifax, Nova Scotia, sparked from a young couple’s idea to begin making chocolate as a hobby in their basement. What was once something to do for fun quickly evolved into a successful business and a must-see stop for anyone visiting the area.
To locals in St. John’s, the Newfoundland Chocolate Company is definitely close to the top of the list as the best place to pick up chocolate in the city for any occasion, whether it’s for holidays, birthdays, or any other special event. To those visiting, it is a special treat that cannot be missed, especially a visit to the Newfoundland Chocolate Company Café on Signal Hill. For those in Halifax, it is a way to enjoy authentic fine chocolate in a store that has a touch of Newfoundland spirit. Yes, the chocolate is amazing! But what makes the Newfoundland Chocolate Company different from other chocolate shops across the region?
1 Local Ingredients Are Used To Create Unique Flavors!
The Newfoundland Chocolate Company strives to find as many local ingredients as possible to inspire their chocolate. The famous milk chocolate and blueberry bar is created by blueberries picked locally in Newfoundland and Labrador. In Nova Scotia, the Newfoundland Chocolate Company has included berries and nuts found in the province, along with teaming up with local wineries to make more unique chocolate flavors.
2 There Is Usually A Chocolatier On Site Creating New Chocolate!
When you visit a Newfoundland Chocolate Company location you can generally see someone behind the counter creating something new. The smell is strong throughout the store, mainly because new chocolatey concoctions are always being tried and perfected.
3 They Provide Workshops So You Can Learn How To Make Fine Chocolates Too!
Throughout the year, the Newfoundland Chocolate Company offers classes where you can go and learn the art of making chocolate at their Duckworth Street location in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. These classes last between two to three hours, and the rumor is that you get to take home the chocolate you make to share or eat yourself. These workshops are also available to purchase as presents for that special someone who likes to create.
4 They Cater!
Their chocolates make a unique twist to any event. Whether it’s providing chocolate favors to guests, creating a chocolate buffet, or having a chocolate fountain for dipping, this will be something that your guests will be talking about for years to come.
5 The Retail Experience & Canada’s Largest CHOCOLATE WATERFALL!
Besides the delicious smell of chocolate that greets you when you enter their doors, the staff is also known to always greet you with a smile and a sample of fresh chocolate. They are knowledgeable about their products and will always steer you in the right direction. For those visiting the Halifax Shopping Centre location, you will also have the opportunity to see the fantastic moose head wall mount in the entrance. This location is also home to Canada’s largest chocolate waterfall. It stands over 12 feet high!
Need I say more? Gelato can be found at most Newfoundland Chocolate Company locations. As with their chocolate, the gelato is inspired by the local ingredients around them. From vanilla bean to salted caramel to blueberry, there are a variety of flavours to enjoy as a colder option during the warmer days. They even come with a little piece of chocolate to add an extra bit of sweetness on top. A great choice for those who want more out of a frozen treat.
7 What’s A Picnic Without Chocolate?
The Newfoundland Chocolate Company has teamed up with Parks Canada to create the ultimate picnic experience. They have packaged picnic bags that you can purchase for yourself or for your group. Each adult picnic bag includes a grilled panini, fresh baked good, a beverage and their extra smooth milk chocolate bar. They even have speciality bags for children. These can be ordered for pick-up right on their website.
8 They Have Local Pride!
The Newfoundland Chocolate Company is all about supporting the community around them. Over the years they have been a large supporter of St. John’s Pride and have marched in the St. John’s Pride Parade. Once they expanded to Atlantic Canada, they have also been supportive of Pride N.S. and are great sponsors to other community events across the region. They help the local organizations in their area reach their potential rather than supporting national campaigns.
With their unique take on chocolate making, their innovation to grow the community around them, and their passion to expand their brand, The Newfoundland Chocolate Company will continue to flourish. For more information on how to get your hands on these amazing treats, visit NewfoundlandChocolateCompany.com. Also, keep an eye out for them at the Roots, Rants, and Roars events happening through September 16th-17th in Elliston, N.L.