Luxury Chocolate Lands in London

Interior of Lindt Chocolate Store London OntarioThere is nothing more decadent than a Lindt chocolate truffle slowly melting in your mouth. The hard shell breaking away to release the warm flowing centre to coat the tongue – pure heaven! I freely admit that I dip into this indulgence whenever occasion strikes. So when I learned that Lindt had opened a standalone location on Wellington Rd. near Exeter in London, Ontario, I wasn’t going to wait long to check it out.

Upon entering the store, the space feels like a jewel box with mirrored shelving, dark wood and crystal chandelier accents. The sign of the Swiss Master Chocolatiers since 1845 is prominently displayed in gold. However, the stars of this show shine even brighter. The individually wrapped coloured truffles are placed in easy to access bins and Lindt specialties line the walls.

Lindt Truffle Bins London OntarioLindt candy bins London OntarioGianduia Chocolates at LindtCaffarel chocolates from LindtThe individually wrapped chocolates and truffles are sold by weight and the variety will have you filling the cellophane bags provided quickly. My favourites so far are the chocolate coffee truffles, the white chocolate lime, the champagne truffles, and the gianduia (a chocolate square with chunks of hazelnuts). There is so much to choose from that I’ll have to make this store a regular stop.

Lindt Store Interior in London OntarioAnd with Halloween around the corner, you have no excuse for a little personal indulgence with this luxurious treat. No tricks, I promise!

Weekend Edition

Candy Pink Roses London ONIt’s so easy to make me smile in the morning. Just give me sunshine and beautiful flowers. These are my gift to you this weekend…along with a few links which I hope you will enjoy.

  • If I had my wish, I’d be spending my weekend flying to Marseille and lunching right here. The view alone will make you hungry thanks to Aisling Greally!
  • As a die-hard chocoholic I’m always on the lookout for divine (and easy) chocolate recipes. These pot de creme from Green Kitchen Stories are definitely going on my list.
  • Lavender was one of the first things I planted in my balcony garden at the beginning of summer. Now, every time the wind blows, the scent transports me to Provence. But there are many other uses for lavender which Renee Reardin lists on her blog