We take creative inspiration from lots of sources, including our loyal customers. For instance, Josh B. wanted a special caramel for his wedding reception and we created a lime & chili caramel, the "JB Caramel", namesake for Josh. Suggest a flavour or flavour combination and we will name it after you! Here's our JB Caramel: This caramel also happened to win a Bronze Medal at the 2015 International Chocolate Salon's Top...
The Easter Bunny can only make so many eggs, so we are help to help out!
We are pleased to be included in the 3rd Annual Gourmet Warehouse, Cocoa Barry, Vintage Corks Chocolate Challenge in support of Strathcona Backpack Food Program and Project Chef. The event is May 14th 6:30pm - 9pm at The Gourmet Warehouse. Eight of Vancouver chocolatiers will present a chocolate at this evening of food, wine and chocolate. For tickets: call The Gourmet Warehouse at 604-253-3022 or purchase at their store.
One of our favourite customers, Julie-Anna Vogel, got to be a chocolatier for a day (or at least part of one). Check out her blog post at: www.julieabout.com
We are designing our new collection of Easter treats. Here's a sneak peak at one. Next week we will be posting the different designs available. Order early for the best selection of eggs, bunnies and little chicks. You can customize your egg by colour, design and even add a name or initial, just ask us! Fill the file with chocolates, egg truffles or keep it hollow - it is your...
Lindsay William-Ross, VanCityBuzz Senior Editor, released her list of Best Independent Chocolate Shops in Vancouver and we made the list! We are working hard to put Kerrisdale on the map, proving there are great things to discover outside the downtown core.
Elizabeth Newton recently launched her new Creators Vancouver series, profiling Geoseph Domenichiello. Its the convergence of real-life and chocolate-making. Find out more about Gem Chocolates and our personal connection to Canadian heroine, Laura Secord.
For this year's festival, we're making four creative hot chocolates, one to be served each week of the festival that runs January 17 - February 14. In addition to all drinking hot chocolate, customers can win prizes! Social Media Photo Contest: Regardless of flavour, all drinks are guaranteed to be deliciously photogenic, and in that light, festival goers are invited to enter photos of their drinks to an online contest...
A recent study published in the journal, Nature Neuroscience, adds further evidence to previous studies on seniors who drink a cup of hot chocolate daily boosted their memory and cognitive processing. To read a recent article published in the New York Times on the study's findings, click on this link.
Happy Halloween! Treat yourself and friends to some Cyborg Eyeballs.
Enjoy your Halloween from Gem Chocolates!
We were pleased to be interviewed for the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business e101 Sales Series, commissioned by Prof. Elizabeth Newton, directed by Amartei Armar with cinematography by James Gill.
Gem Chocolates Owner & Founder, Glenn Knowles, shares his experiences from business development, sales direction, entrepreneurial commitment and more.
Check it out at: https://vimeo.com/107627873
Check out our feature on Shopify's eCommerce University. If you have any questions about our Shopify transition experience, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 60.263.9878.
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