Godiva Chocolates in Yorkdale Toronto
Godiva chocolate is probably the first chocolate someone tries when they try a better quality of chocolate. While stuffed full of additives, these chocolates are definitely a step up from ordinary chocolates.
The packaging here is one of the high points for the chocolates, with attention paid to the detail of everything from images on tins to charms on ribbon festooned boxes.
The chocolate itself is slightly oily, with a flavour that speaks of cocoa butter being removed and vegetable oil added. The amount of sugar in the milk chocolate makes me cringe a bit but overall this is a better quality of chocolate from the norm.
While there are preservatives and this isn’t top notch chocolate, it is mass market and a excellent first step out of the mass-market comfort chocolate in to something else. By accepting the higher price too, it makes it easier to transition to the truly high quality chocolates.
The staff at this shop are what makes it stand out. While in the past I have been faced with the worst staff I have ever encountered, within the last 2 or so years the management seems to have changes and there are lovely people working there.
Happy, friendly and understanding a lot more about chocolate than you might expect, the staff really make this shop stand out for me.
When I was looking for chocolate covered pretzels and they didn’t have any, they helped me find some at a different location. When I needed help choosing chocolates for my sister’s wedding, they helped show me options and costs. Absolutely brilliant people there now who will help you pick the right chocolate for you.
Give this branch of Godiva a try while they still have this outstanding staff compliment. Tell them what flavours you like and they’ll find the right chocolates for you.