Something delicious this way comes. This All Hallows’ Eve, treat yourself to a selection of sophisticated treats made in Vancouver.
Temper Chocolate and Pastry
In the heart of Dundarave in West Vancouver, Temper Chocolate & Pastry specializes in innovative, specialty chocolate creations. For something equal parts creepy and delectable, their dark chocolate skull showpieces contain mini salty balls (liquid salted caramel inside a chocolate shell) for the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Available in store until Christmas.
After announcing its much-anticipated café expansion (expected to open this November), East Vancouver pastry and chocolate shop BETA5 is dressing up its beloved cream puffs just in time for trick-or-treating. With individual flavours of Earl Grey, vanilla bean, and cocoa nib, its cream puff trio is almost too cute to eat.
Available on October 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis in store, or by pre-order online at beta5chocolates.com.
What happens when you cross a pumpkin pie with Lamington cake? Beaucoup Bakery co-owner Betty Hung has the answer. In her playful spin on the traditional Australian dessert, she combines layers of lightly spiced pumpkin sponge cake, cream cheese, pumpkin white chocolate ganache with coconut, and crushed pumpkin seeds.
Thomas Haas Chocolates
Let’s face it: pumpkin carving isn’t for everyone. So, for those who enjoy the company of a toothy Jack-o’-lantern, fourth-generation pâtissier Thomas Haas offers this cocoa butter airbrushed oeuvre d’art. But the best part? Hidden inside is an assortment of 30 white, milk, and dark chocolate treats in the shape of bats, ghosts, pumpkins, and witches to discover.
Available in store and online at ThomasHaas.com. Online orders can be picked up at the North Vancouver and Kitsilano locations.
Hosting your own Halloween affair? Spook the Owl by Burnaby European-style bakeshop Chez Christophe doubles as a fun centerpiece and as something to nibble on later. Made with their custom 63.6 per cent Montreux blend (a combination of cocoa beans from Madagascar, Ecuador, and Papuasie) and toasted sliced almond feathers, this hollow dark chocolate owl offers just the right amount of sweet for all.
Available in store and online at Chez-Christophe.ca.
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