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Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival January 13 2018

This year's festival runs January 20th through February 12th and we will feature three different drinks: January 20-27: "Indiana Jones and the Valley of the Lost Rare Chocolate", using the world's rarest chocolate - Maranon Fortunato No. 4. January 28-February 5: "Come To The Dark Side - Revisited", Darth Vader. February 6-12: "Gem & The Red Bean Stalk", red bean hot chocolate and brittle.   

Behind The Scenes Chocolate Making Video November 28 2017

Check out a new video of Gem Chocolates and catch a glimpse behind the scenes how our amazing chocolates are made.

EAT! PASTRY November 11th October 19 2017

Join me at the EAT! PASTRY event along with 14 other chocolatiers and pastry chefs. For more information go to www.eat-vancouver.com

EAT! PASTRY November 11th October 19 2017

Join me at the EAT! PASTRY event along with 14 other chocolatiers and pastry chefs. For more information go to www.eat-vancouver.com

Custom Chocolates for Birthday Parties September 10 2017

Need a chocolate treat for your next birthday party? Tell us your idea and we can create something special.   

Mark Your Calendar for Eat! Pastry 2017 September 08 2017

Come join us at the Eat! Pastry event on November 11th. We are one of 16 chocolatiers and pastry chefs who will be participating.

Summer Holiday Hours, July 12th - August 1st July 11 2017

We will have special summer hours to enjoy the sunshine and needed time off. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 12 noon - 7 pm Sunday & Monday: Closed

Top Caramel Competition - Awards Announced June 29 2017

We are very happy to announce that at the recent International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco - Top Caramel Competition, our two entries won a number of awards.  Toasted Black Sesame Seed Caramel: Gold, Most Unique Gold, Top Caramel Silver, Best Ingredient Combination Silver, Best Taste Rosemary-Olive Oil With Sea Salt Caramel: Bronze, Top Caramel Bronze, Most Unique Bronze, Best Caramel Exterior Design  

Top Caramel Competition - Awards Announced June 29 2017

We are very happy to announce that at the recent International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco - Top Caramel Competition, our two entries won a number of awards.  Toasted Black Sesame Seed Caramel: Gold, Most Unique Gold, Top Caramel Silver, Best Ingredient Combination Silver, Best Taste Rosemary-Olive Oil With Sea Salt Caramel: Bronze, Top Caramel Bronze, Most Unique Bronze, Best Caramel Exterior Design  

Neighbourhood Fire Closes Gem Chocolates Temporarily June 23 2017

The neighbourhood blaze that swept through seven businesses in Kerrisdale has forced the temporary closure of our shop given its very close proximity. Our hearts go out to our seven neighbours who lost their businesses (and an eighth whose business was damaged and is now closed), but are thankful there were no injuries during the blaze that started last night and burned through the night. Thank you to all the...

Celebrating Canada's 150th Year of Confederation June 19 2017

Inspired by one of my favourite treats: Butter Tarts. Coconut, walnuts, and brown sugar caramel...blended with chocolate, mmm...

New Caramels June 06 2017

From the batch of various new caramels we have made this Spring, we have decided on the two caramels that we are entering into the Caramel Award Competition in California in June: Olive Oil & Rosemary, and Toasted Black Sesame Seed. Check our site in July to see the results!     
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