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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!     

Easter Greetings April 18 2017

Radio Interview: Listen to my interview with Jason D'Souza on CBC Radio1's North By Northwest (NXNW) that aired Saturday morning, April 15th. Click to listen. Many thanks to CBC and to all their listeners who have since visited our shop!

Gem Chocolates as a Registered Trademark April 16 2016

Gem Chocolates is now officially a registered trademark in Canada!

Among The Best Chocolatiers in America February 27 2016

 We were once again selected as one of the Best Chocolatiers in North America. That makes it four consecutive years! :-))

Vancouver's Best Chocolates February 22 2016

Vancouver Magazine published in their March 2016 comparison of plain dark chocolate truffles. We used Cocoa Barry's 70% Fleur de Cao chocolate to make these chocolates.

For the Love of Tea - Tea Pairings February 15 2016

http://www.theloveofteamag.com/tea-pairings.html Carol Mark's The Love of Tea online magazine from recently included on article on Glenn...on chocolate and the use of tea in our chocolates. Check it out and have a cuppa while you read it! It's giving me some ideas of new tea infusions. 

Valentine News February 03 2016

Check out the article in Vancouver City Buzz that mentions some of our Valentine offerings: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/02/valentines-day-treats-vancouver/

Minelle Mahtani's Radio Show: Holiday Chocolate on Roundhouse Radio December 12 2015

Minelle Mahtani and Eagranie Yu talk about holiday chocolate, which features two of ours chocolates: Speculaas and Green Apple Caramel...   Listen to the radio archive as Minelle and Eagranie talk about these chocolates at 12:05 of the feed at: http://bit.ly/1NKfNs5

Great Stuffing Stuffers December 09 2015

   Here are somer great stocking stuffer ideas: solid chocolate Santa lollipops, snowmen filled with puffed rice & chocolate, fruit & nut rochers, and a variety of chocolate bars. 

UBC Entrepreneurship October 13 2015

Today Glenn was a guest speaker at the Entrepreneurship class, discussing his transition from corporate life as the director of operations at the stock exchange to entrepreneur & chocolatier. A lively Q&A with students had a good flow of observations, insights and ideas. Thanks to Prof Elizabeth for the invitation to speak with your class!
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