Where to fulfill your chocolate cravings in Victoria

Do you find yourself craving truffles and creams more than once a day? Are you known for popping out during lunch break to grab a chocolate bar? Then you, my friend, may be a chocoholic. Don’t worry, though! Victoria has many shops willing to satisfy your desires, and we’ve compiled them all into this handy list.

Purdys Chocolatier

102-1150 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M9

Since 1907, Purdys has been gracing Canada with its quality products and winning the hearts of many chocolate loving Victorians. They have been one of the leading chocolatiers in Canada for decades due to their chocolates’ superb taste and texture. The chocolate is always luscious, the fillings are always smooth, and the staff are always eager to point you in the direction of your next addiction. Top sellers are their hazelnut ganache Hedgehogs, Peanut Butter Bars, and Sweet Georgia Browns.

Chocolat Chocolatiere de Victoria

703 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G9

Chocolat is one of Victoria’s best small-batch, handmade chocolatiers. They use only the best French and Belgian chocolate, so you’re guaranteed a superior bite no matter which of their many unique flavours you choose. They also create great sugar-free and dairy-free truffles for those who require it. Spend a chilly afternoon seated at their window bar with a cup of chili hot chocolate in hand and sample some of their original confections. Feeling adventurous? Try their saffron or wasabi truffles!

Pure Lovin Chocolate

2020 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4L1

If you’re on the hunt for organic, natural, fair trade, or vegan chocolates, Pure Lovin’ should be your first stop. Just a quick jaunt down Victoria’s historic Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown will take you to their small shop where you can get your hands on some of the smoothest confections in the city. They pride themselves on producing not only natural, ‘pure’ chocolates, but also in providing something everyone can enjoy regardless of dietary restrictions.

Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

621 Broughton St, Victoria, BC V8W 1C7

This award-winning chocolatier has been crafting classic chocolates for more than 50 years. Bernard Callebaut chocolates are always decadent, rich, and creamy, making them the perfect choice for any special occasion. Choose from a wide selection of their assorted boxes for a little taste of everything, or indulge in their various baking products. Their Milk Chocolate Drops will make your cookies the star of any party!

Dutch Bakery & Diner

718 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2

You may think that a bakery has no business in the gourmet chocolate industry, but The Dutch Bakery is here to prove you wrong! Their house-made chocolates are every bit as good as their all-butter croissants. They have over 30 different flavours to choose from and each chocolate is crafted from natural ingredients. If you’re a marzipan buff, The Dutch Bakery makes some of the best in town. Eat it plain, covered in chocolate, in the shape of fruit, or buy it in bulk to create your own sweets.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

909 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7

Rocky Mountain seeks to give you that old-fashioned candy store feeling. They’re the only chocolate shop in Victoria where you can watch fudge and caramel dipped apples being made right before your eyes. They leave it all out in the open for their customers, giving you the ‘factory’ experience. Pick up a small box of their Sea Salt Skor Bark and watch the magic unfold as talented kettle hands twist sugar and chocolate into delicious house-made brittle, fudge, and their famous Rocky Pop.

Roger's Chocolates Ltd

913 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1X5

Rogers’ Chocolates has been selling their historic confections to tourists and locals out of the same shop on Government Street since 1885. Although Rogers’ has expanded across Canada, the original Victoria store remains the most popular and well-known location. Their signature chocolate – the Victoria Cream – is a best seller and comes in an array of superb flavours. If you love cream-filled chocolates, there’s no better place to snag one than from Rogers’. Our favourites are the Peppermint, Maple, and Caramel Cream.

Oh Sugar

101-561 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 1M2

Are you searching for a treat from somewhere across the globe but can’t seem to find it anywhere? Forget paying oodles on Amazon for it, just pop on down to Oh Sugar! Although they’re technically a candy shop, they do stock a wide variety of chocolates and chocolate bars as well. From the west coast of Britain to the south of Australia, this shop brings all of the world’s sweets to downtown Victoria. They have stock from over 40 different countries and are always bringing in new items. Why not get hooked on something new?

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