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A Laura Secord family connection January 09 2014

Canada's famous War of 1812 heroine, Laura Secord, has something in common with Gem Chocolates. She didn't make chocolates, but something in her current family does! The family connection rests with our chocolatier and founder, Glenn Knowles, whose family tree reaches all the way back to Laura Secord. Glenn is an 8th generation nephew of Laura Ingersoll Secord.  It's good to have a chocolatier in the family!

2014 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival - January 18 through February 14 January 02 2014

Mark your calendars! The countdown has begun...soon you can taste our new naturally flavoured hot chocolates for the festival. We have three great tasting hot chocolates at the ready...with different treats to accompany these creations. Stay tuned for details once the festival's website is launched!

Special Business Hours for Christmas & New Year's December 23 2013

Our chocolate-making oompah-loompahs have been working lots in November & December. Our special operating hours over the Christmas & New Year's days are: December 23          10am - 7pm December 24          10am - 2pm December 25-28     Closed December 29 - 31   Normal business hours January 1-3             Closed   Thank you for your patronage -...

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... December 20 2013

...we can help you finish your shopping list with gifts and stocking stuffers with a variety of freshly made boxed chocolates, nut confections, candied fruits and more...and we have gift cards, too!

There's still time to send chocolates within the Lower Mainland! December 19 2013

Thinking of gifting a box of chocolates to someone in Greater Vancouver? We ship using Canada Post XpressPost with a 1-2 day(s) delivery standard. So there's still time to order chocolates to arrive before Christmas...but those orders need to be received by Friday noon. We look forward to helping you make it a chocolatey Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Bronzed chocolate cadeaux... December 17 2013

...with a vegan-friendly dark mint filling  

Passion fruit is back! December 09 2013

Have you been craving that tangy passion fruit ganache in a dark chocolate shell? Good news..."Passion" is back. Stop by while supplies last!

Gem Chocolates Switches to Shopify December 09 2013

Our site has moved in December to Shopify, providing our customers with easier payment processing...a PayPal account is no longer required.    Watch for blog updates and more!

December Shopping Hours December 04 2013

Your your shopping convenience, we will be open seven days a week through Christmas:   Mondays - Saturdays 11AM - 7PM Sundays 12PM - 5PM

Candy Cane gelato is back! November 25 2013

It's in limited supply so stop by soon! Our other current flavours are: pistachio, chocolate, sour cherry and stracciatella. Today's sorbetto is raspberry.

Introducing Zebaroo - black licorice November 24 2013

Thank you, Mimi! One of our regular and enthusiastic customers from Seattle, USA suggested pairing a favourite of hers, natural black licorice, with chocolate. We now introduce: chocolate-dipped licorice, and "Zebaroo", a licorice-infused dark chocolate. Zebaroo has become an instant hit with our black licorice-loving customers - securing a spot in our regular collection.   Thank you again, Mimi!

More awards! November 13 2013

Artisan Chocolate Awards and International Chocolate Salon Results are in...and we won four Bronze Medals for two of our chocolates in the the Best Ingredient Combination, Best Texture and Best Use of Color categories. (November 5, 2013) While we love accolades, we're most proud of the fact that we have lots of loyal customers who love our chocolates...you are the best of all. Thank you to our loyal customers & friends!...
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