For full disclosure, we have received many customer inquiries about the fees paid by retailers to those companies who process our credit card transactions. As many of the public know, today (October 6, 2022) begins the opportunity for Canadian retailers to pass on the credit card processing fees charged by the processors. Our site is operated by Shopify (which we pay monthly fees to host). Shopify currently charges Gem Chocolates these credit card processing fees: Canadian customers: 2.9% + $0.30 International customers: 3.5% + $0.30 We do not accept American Express as the fees are 3.5% + $0.30. Additionally Shopify...
Based on visitor reviews at Restaurant Guru, one of the world’s most popular foodie websites with over 30 millions monthly users, we have again been selected as a top recommended business. Thank you to Restaurant Guru, and most importantly to our customers!
We use Brazilian ethically-sourced coffee in our espresso chocolates and chocolate barks, as well as our coffee beverages, including the whole beans that we stock for retail. Check out Mogiana's video about their amazing coffee - filmed at the family farm in Brazil.
We are featured in the current issue of Monte Cristo Magazine's Food and Drink section. Have a read of this well-written article by Tara Lee.
This year's festival runs January 15 - February 14, although we only participate through February 10th as the Valentine's Day shopping rush begins on February 11th. Our three featured drinks this year are: Jan 15-22: Harpie Shamrock: mint & orange in milk chocolate, and served with an orange and mint biscotti. Jan 24-Feb 2: Brazilian Bombshell: spiced dulce de leche in milk chocolate, accompanied by a tropical vanilla bean and coconut shortbread cookie. Feb 3-10: Hopped Up Jalepeño: lime & chili in dark chocolate, served with a lime sugar cookie. Any of the three drinks can be made with oat milk, at...
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