Roger’s Chocolates

Written by on May 30, 2014 in I Eat Canada, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Roger's Chocolates

How I heard of this place: When aboard the Victoria Clipper, a three-hour cruise across the Puget Sound, through the Straight of Juan de Fuca on our way to Victoria’s Inner Harbour, I had a little time to peruse the Clipper Magazine. Many of our weekend activities and eateries came through this little publications’ recommendations, among them Roger’s Chocolates!

Type of cuisine: Rogers’ Chocolates is steeped in tradition and a rich history that has earned us our reputation as one of Canada’s premiere chocolate makers.

Roger's Chocolates Huge Chocolates

The first Rogers’ chocolates were made in 1885 by Charles “Candy” Rogers in the back of his grocery store in Victoria, B.C. He quickly became a popular man. In 1891, Rogers expanded his chocolate operation to the company’s current heritage storefront on Government Street in Victoria and the rest, as they say, is history.

Roger's Chocolates Truffles

Rogers’ Chocolates celebrated its 125th Anniversary on October 25th, 2010.

Many of “Candy” Rogers’ original recipes remain untouched since 1885 and form our “Classics” product line to this day.

Ambiance: Warm tones and a rich, chocolatey aroma surround us as we enter the doors of the smallish, square space that is Roger’s Chocolates on Government Street in downtown Victoria.

Roger's Chocolates Inside

Displays of chocolates, gift boxes set atop the glass and in the wooden vanities around the room delight the eyes and give the tastebuds something to water about.

Roger's Chocolates Gift Boxes

What I ordered: Known for it’s Victoria Creams, we selected the three original flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and raspberry, as well as three that enticed our tastebuds: Maple Walnut, Caramel, and Lemon Chiffon.

Roger's Chocolates Victoria Creams

What I loved: So far, and including the night of our purchase, we have had a chance to sample three of the six. Between vanilla, chocolate and lemon chiffon, I enjoyed them most in reverse order.

Roger's Chocolates Lemon Chiffon Victoria Cream

The sweet, light tang of the lemon chiffon against the dark chocolate was by far my favorite combination, followed by the dark richness of the chocolate.

Roger's Chocolates Fondue Recipe

Why I loved it: Friendly chocolatiers, a store full of chocolate and late hours conducive to indulging in an almost-midnight snack.

Cost: Average to high for a chocolate truffle/Victoria Cream (CAD$2.79 each)

Roger's Chocolates Exit

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