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Posted by Charlotte Johnstone / Posted on November 25, 2009

Delight TrufflesDelight sells handmade chocolates and other delectables that contain only fair trade, organic ingredients. Despite its small size, owners Jennifer Rashleigh and Jeff Brown have managed to cram a gamut of sweetness into their retail operation in the The Junction.

Delight CocoaThere are fresh brownies, barks, bars, truffles and related pre-packaged ingredients such as cocoa, Fleur de Sel and vanilla extract lining the shelves and filling the display cases.
Delight also stocks ground coffee from Alternative Grounds.

Now that ice-cream season has, for the most part, come to its close (except for sofa sessions), it's a good opportunity to levy some truffle-sampling out of the gift hunt haul that will soon be upon us.

Delight InteriorFor all the aptness of its moniker, when it comes to their top-selling chocolate dipped ginger, the most anticipated aspect of Delight for me were the truffles.

Delight have the kind of selection that will slow down even the most decisive shopper. Lemon-vanilla, salted caramel, peanut butter and more vie for attention and tantalize the taste buds.

Delight Cheese TruffleEmma (the photographer) and I shared both types of vegan truffle available, which on the day of our visit happened to be a lime-chili and a toasted hazelnut.

The lime-chili was good, neither too spicy to enjoy the chocolate or so zesty that it lacked heat, but the toasted hazelnut was our favourite. The hazelnut filling was so rich and the chocolate so seemingly milky that I wouldn't have had any idea that it was devoid of dairy without being told.

Delight Vegan TrufflesHowever, Emma resolutely abandoned me when it came to trying Delight's newest creation -- a Quebec blue cheese, dark chocolate truffle.

Delight PricesAdmittedly, I'm a big fan of unusual pairings, and the salty pungency of the cheese offset the cocoa component so well that I was happy not to share.

Delight ChocolatesThere are also $1 bars of plain dark or milk chocolate by the register for those looking to stem a craving rather than experiment with various fillings.

Delight ChocolateOf course, if you're not about to relinquish ice cream just because the weather is no longer cone-conducive, Delight serves their homemade, imaginatively flavoured ice cream, by the tub or the scoop, all year round.

Delight LogoWith choices ranging from vanilla to pumpkin pie and, yes, Quebec blue cheese (a vegan sorbet option is always available), the odds of finding a variety to suit your mood are pretty good.

Delight Chocolate Ingredients As with the chocolate, all the ingredients used in the ice cream are organic and all dairy ingredients are sourced from Harmony Organic.

Delight Ice CreamThe only problem with Delight, if you can call it that, is that their selection is so good that it's impossible to try everything you'd like to without staggering your visits.

Delight ChocolatierDelight Hot ChocolateDelight GiftsDelight will be selling their chocolates at the Holiday Sale in The Burroughes Building (639 Queen St West) between December 3rd-6th.

Photos by Emma McIntyre.



PS / November 24, 2008 at 06:52 pm
The highest quality, most inventive chocolate store around. Individual chocolates are rich and interesting (like earl grey) and the packaged products make excellent host gifts. I don't even like chocolate much, but can polish off a bag of chocolate-covered orange peels in minutes. Highly recommend!
Alo / November 27, 2009 at 10:42 am
I love that this place is in my neighbourhood
Juli / November 27, 2009 at 01:08 pm
They have the BEST hot chocolate and there are tons of unique truffles to try (I think I need to try that blue cheese one...I have yet to be so bold). I actually was thinking of picking up a small box for my $10 gift for a gift exchange xmas party this weekend.
Boo / November 27, 2009 at 02:17 pm
Their hot chocolate is sooooooo good!
Max / November 27, 2009 at 06:45 pm
i haven't had better store bought chocolate ice cream in my life.
Leah / November 29, 2009 at 07:56 am
Their strawberry...and vanilla...and peach ice cream are the BEST....
Mike Roberts / December 22, 2009 at 02:06 pm
Good to see that my fellow CITRON Alumni are doing well....Yet another reason to make a road trip from Kingston to Toronto....

Junction Lover / July 10, 2010 at 08:29 pm
Try the vegan Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice-cream. It's amazing and so is the Mint Chocolate Chip. It's like tasting ice-cream for the very first time.
cheebs / December 17, 2010 at 09:23 pm
the smoked sea salt caramel truffle made me jizz.
jenika / February 24, 2011 at 09:12 pm
Hands down the best hot chocolate.
L / July 8, 2012 at 03:17 pm
Delight has my favourite ice cream ever! I can no longer eat ice cream from anywhere else. My favourite flavours are mint chocolate (with REAL mint not that gross green flavouring)rhubarb, plum spice and cherry ice cream with cabernet franc. A must try!
chocolate truffles / July 4, 2015 at 09:07 am
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