It was a beautiful weekend in Toronto! The sun was shining with just a hint of a breeze for comfort. The streets were bustling with people decked with their shades and flip flops enjoying the gorgeous weather. Because let’s be real, after this past winter’s ridiculousness (see: POLAR FREAKIN’ VORTEX!!!) I think we’ve earned this summer. Following a great brunch with fellow Belly Monster Davindra and his wonderful family we wandered down King West to people watch and find some dessert 🙂
We ended up wandering into Soma Chocolatemaker located in a beautiful building at the corner of King St. West & Spadina Ave. The minute you walk in it’s a bit of an air of luxury with pristinely wrapped delights that line the tables and stack the shelves. I immediately let the intoxicating scent of chocolate and sweets take me as I wandered the displays, reading each intricate label about their chocolate flavour grades, impeccably sourced ingredients or the suppliers that they work with.
The truffles showcase is really where I turn into a 6 year old again though. Eyes wide, nose pressed against the glass…counter staff reaching for the windex lol
I’m always a sucker for caramel and I sampled two decadent pieces: the Fleur de Sel Caramel & the Feullitine Caramel. The latter was a chewy caramel coated in chocolate then covered in a smattering of crisps. This being Soma though, the crisps were in fact tiny shards of browned phyllo pastry that gave the perfect bite to the caramel. Perfection!
Soma also makes gelato daily on the premises and we sampled a variety of flavours before settling on some winners.
Absolutely brilliant flavours that worked well on their own but when tasted together was that perfect balance of tart and tang with sweet and creamy. Credit to Ms. Chanry who we met up with and told me to taste them together!
I’m definitely heading back there to try more this summer! For however long we have summer… 😉
443 King St W