If you’re looking for a unique chocolate gift, I can let you in on a secret. One of the things that I instantly loved about Angela Roest’s chocolate bars were their stunning visual appeal. Her bars are like the Prada of chocolate! At Centre & Main Chocolate Co., Angela pairs local ingredients from farmers and producers with ethically sourced couverture chocolate from around the world. Then she makes them into gorgeous chocolate creations, which have won her many Canadian and international chocolate awards.
Angela makes her chocolate out of Warkworth, Ontario and a retail store operates out of the same location. Warkworth is in Northumberland County, one of my favourite areas in Ontario because the towns here seem to have the prettiest villages and Main Streets. And that means great inspiration for small makers!
Before we decided to feature Centre & Main’s products in our gift boxes, we knew sampling was a necessity! The diverse flavours were impressive and it was difficult to choose. We started by ordering six different bars. Our family favourite was definitely Tea & Toast (yes, it really tasted like toast!), and Strawberry Prosecco (pop candy simulated prosecco bubbles – ingenious!). But it was hard not to enjoy the velvety texture of Turkish Coffee and the complex notes of the Lavender, Newfoundland Sea Salt and Toffee bar. In the end, all were delicious and beautiful.
Centre & Main chocolates are definitely a hidden gem and make a unique chocolate gift! Your gift recipient will first fall in love with the beauty of the bars, and then delight in the taste and flavours, I promise. Centre & Main Chocolate products can be found in our Hidden Gem Market as well as in our Chocoholic gift box.