Summer is a season of celebrating the things we love most, warmer temperatures, time spent with family and friends, and, of course, decadent chocolate. After all, this month brings chocolate to center stage as we recognize it nationally on #NationalChocolateDay. With so many options, we've compiled a list of the top places in Niagara to get your chocolate fix!
Marble Slab is a must-visit for any chocolate lover. With a wide variety of flavours and toppings, there are countless combinations that will satisfy your cravings.
To start, you can choose from their menu that features flavours like Chocolate Swiss, Choc ‘n’ Chili or Chocolate Amaretto, all of which have been made in-house. Finish off this masterpiece with some fudge sauce or Nutella Drizzle while holding it in a triple chocolate cone. CAA Members save 15%.
Gelato is already a treat on its own, but Anita Gelato brings it to another level. Inspired by the famous Italian chocolate, The Ferrero gelato is deserving of a taste. Anita Gelato combines Nutella with a masterfully blended hazelnut puree, creating a perfect balance between sweet and dark bitter chocolates. The finishing touch on this fan-favourite is the add hand-crushed hazelnuts. This mixture adds a satisfying contrast of texture and mimics the exterior of a Ferrero Rocher chocolate treat. CAA Members get a FREE pint of gelato for every 5 pints of gelato purchased.
Looking for a local chocolate expert? Well look no further. For 12 years, Chocolates Etc. has served up some of Niagara’s best chocolates. As a family owned business, they pour their passion into each creation with help of some of the finest premium Belgian chocolate. From white and milk chocolate to semi-sweet and bitter-sweet, they have it all. No matter your preference, they’re bound to have something that will satisfy your needs. CAA Members save 10% at Chocolates Etc.
COBS Bread Ridley Square bakes all sorts of fun chocolate treats – like their Chocolate Croissant. With the layers of buttery, flakey pastry wrapped around a rich, soft chocolate centre that has been imported from France, it’s no wonder that this is a chocoholics’ go-to. If you’re craving more, then give their Double Chocolate Scone a try. Packed with cocoa and chocolate chips, it’s best to have it warm so that the velvety chips and tender pastry melt in your mouth. CAA Members get a FREE treat when spending $15 or more.
On hot summer day, sometimes you just need a little something to to cool you down. Once you’ve finished your iconic drive-in burger from Harvey’s, wash it down with their hand-spun fresh Milkshakes. Nothing pairs better with a Canadian flame grilled burger than an ice cold chocolate milkshake. Talk about a cherry on top! CAA Members save 10% at Harvey's.
No matter your preference, Niagara has a chocolate treat waiting for you. Be sure to check out our list of shopping and restaurant partners online to see where you can save some money and savour some flavour this summer.