Papa Chocolat

Clockwise from top:  Jean Luc (as in Picard from Star Trek - Earl Grey Tea flavour), Winston (scotch), and White Chocolate Strawberry
Clockwise from top: Jean Luc (as in Picard from Star Trek – Earl Grey Tea flavour), Winston (scotch), and White Chocolate Strawberry

 I was very sad when Bernard Callebaut lost his chocolate empire in Calgary. His flagship store downtown was/is iconic, but is now run by other people.  He has reinvented himself as Papa Chocolat with new styles and designs, and I wondered how this would be executed.  He has a modest shop in Willow Park Village and is a vendor at two farmer’s markets. I made a little excursion and found myself unexpectedly cheered.  He has embraced hipster fun and colour in place of high-end elegance, with new flavours and beautiful designs!

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Showcase at Calgary Farmer’s Market

If chocolate is your thing, click here to see his website for more drool-inducing photos. My three choices are on the plate in the photo above. I am in love with the Jean Luc.

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preserved cocoa bean and chocolate sculpture

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