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How-to Eat Candy like a Grown-Up in Toronto

We’re not saying you’re too old to dress up like a princess/pirate/panda and hit up your neighbors for free sweets tonight; we’re just saying that maybe there’s better treats to be had in Toronto right now.

From techni-colour bonbons to hand made hard candy, the Big Smoke is full of seriously delicious sweets. Here’s a few to get you going this season!

CXBO Chocolates

    • 193 Baldwin Street, Toronto


  • cxbo.ca



Sarah Keenlyside and Brandon Olson are the brains — or should we say wizards? — behind the beautiful creations at CXBO, now located in Kensington Market. These beautiful little bon bons are made and painted by hand in cool, not-so-kid-friendly like Yuzu + Sake or Sherry + Milk Chocolate.

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Papabubble Toronto

    • 3360 Yonge Street, Toronto


  • papabubbleto.com



The folks at Papabubble are hand making hard candies in their Uptown shop by the thousands. Stop by their shop to watch them work their magic and order custom treats for your next party!



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SOMA Chocolatemaker

  • 443 King Street West, Toronto
  • 32 Tank House Lane, Toronto
  • somachocolate.com

If truffles are more your scene, we highly recommend the curiously delicious concoctions — like the Birch & Blackstrap Molasses truffle above — at SOMA. Their drinking chocolate ain’t half bad either!


    • 362 King Street East, Toronto


  • roselleto.com



We think the team at Roselle are the kings and queens of caramels. Our newest obsession: the Ontario concord grape caramels available right now. Their gooey, but not so much that you lose half on the wrapper and tart enough that you keep going back for more, and more, and more…



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David Chow

  • 362 King Street East, Toronto
  • roselleto.com

For those looking to stay on theme this fall, head to Stasis Preserves and pick up some of David Chow’s creations. We love the chocolate covered Ontario honeycomb toffee and the Ontario cider & black walnut truffles!

Delight Chocolate

  • 3040 Dundas Street West, Toronto
  • delightchocolate.com

Are fruit jellies more your jam? Delight Chocolate makes some of the best in the province using locally grown fruit like apricots, sugar plums and of course, Ontario strawberries. Insider Tip: they also make some of the most sinfully delicious ice cream around!

So, whether you’re looking for a sophisticated sweet treat, your kids Halloween candy just run out or they’ve just hidden their stash, let these Toronto-based treat tricksters satisfy your sweet tooth!

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