Where: 1560 Yonge Street
Price: Goodies usually range from $0.50-$20 (I spent a total of $21)
**NOTE: It's pronounce "Shoco-cava"
It's located in an old pedastrian plaza - we actually walked by it because we expected to see a huge extravagant shop. Instead we were surprised to see it was inside a small plaza and was an even smaller store.
|Very small store! To it's direct right, is its parent-restaurant, Cava!|
When you first enter the store, you'll be surprised at how.. SMALL it is! But the lack of store is made up with the excess of flavour in their goodies!
|This is literally the entire store, just a narrow strip.|
|Broken plates cover one side of the store!|
|Their chocolate truffle menu looks like a hip periodic table of elements.|
No, you're not reading it wrong. Some of them DO say oddities such as Szechwan peppercorn, fennel pollen, and even mushroom! The choclates aren't cheap though - it's $2 and 5 chocolates go into ONE collection. So really, you aren't saving unless you get 5 collections..!
|Ice cream flavours|
|Ice cream - Medium ($5.25)|
Hazelnut and salted caramel
Popcorn with caramel and chipotle
This was really interesting. The popcorn didn't have the crackly, light texture I was familiar with, but instead had almost a stale-texture because it was so heavily loaded with caramel.In the aftertaste you can really taste the chipotle which leaves a zing of spice in your mouth. Quite good!
|These "boring" squares of chocolate are deceiving!!|
1 collection ($10)
Flavours chosen (from bottom to top):
- Chorizo (Charcuterie and chocolate? It works better than you think!)
- Saffron Vanilla
- Coconut- Salted Caramel
- Szechwan Peppercorn
Unfortunately, I only had the pleasure of trying the Saffron Vanilla which was literally an explosion of flavour. The entire truffle is just a creamy vanilla! Not too sweet either, which I expected! However, I heard that the chorizo chocolate is the perfect balance between spicy, salty and sweet. I have yet to try the other ones (my family just devoured them way too quickly!)
We also got churros ($0.50 - not pictured here) that were decent. I was surprised as how much spice they had! You can definitely taste star-anise and loads of cinammon! It would have also been nicer if they were warmer when we ate them :( But for the price of $0.50, you really can't complain :)
Overall, very interesting chocolate AND ice cream place to go to! Excited to try their other flavours of ice cream!