M Thompson Chocolates.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hi everyone! I know you all must be thinking ‘oh great another post about chocolate’ but trust me, this one is worth the indulgence.  I also wanted to let everyone know that January will be dedicated to healthy eating and product reviews.  I have some very amazing products flooding my mail box and I can’t wait to review them and share with you all.  I also will be doing a few giveaways of food products so stay tuned.

A few days ago I received some samples from a very decadent line of fine chocolates by Marni at M Thompson Chocolates.  Marni and her husband are passionate chocolatiers making gourmet chocolates and confections using natural ingredients and the finest couverture chocolate. The chocolates are made by hand, using time-honoured techniques passed down to her from her father who founded  Rhéo Thompson Candies in 1969, in Stratford, Ontario.

Marni’s shop is located in Toronto at 388 Carlaw Ave.  You can stop by there to try out her sinfully delicious chocolates or you can order them on her website. Her chocolates are also available at a few stores across Canada, the full list can be found here .

There is a wide variety of chocolate and confections available at M Thompson Chocolates.  I received a few samples of each, with the smoothie line being my favourite.  The smoothie line consists of a delectable square of either dark or milk chocolate filled with a creamy, luxurious filling (peanut butter, mint or chocolate).  They were incredibly silky and had a perfect amount of flavour in the centre.  It wasn't overwhelming like some chocolates where the filling is so profound that it ruins the chocolate.  It really was a perfect treat.  These chocolates would make the perfect wedding favour as they come in very cute boxes, or you can purchase a larger box of goodies and send them to someone for a birthday, holiday or just to say ‘hey, you need to try these because they are amazing’! 

I also received some of the almond bark, almond butter crunch and nutty pop.  The almond bark comes in dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate and all have delicious toasted almonds that make this bark really indulgent.  I really like that the pieces of almond are not huge like some of the traditional barks.  The almond butter crunch reminded me of a skor bar but 1000 times better!  The centre was rich in buttery, almond toffee flavour and the crunch was prefect. They were quite sweet so  I could only have one piece for the day.  As for the nutty pop,  I polished the container in 2 days!  The nutty pop is popcorn smothered in rich, buttery toffee with pecans and almonds.  It’s one of those snacks that you can’t stop munching on.  I just kept snacking on it and before I knew it, it was finished.

Overall I was seriously impressed with the chocolates at M Thompson Chocolates.  We all know I’m a chocolate aficionado and so if my taste buds aren't dancing with sugar fairies then well, your chocolate stinks!  I strongly urge you chocolate lovers out there to try out Marni’s chocolates, you will not be disappointed!

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  1. I found your stash of the almond bark in the dining room and am currently digging in :)

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    1. Hi Natalie, I deleted my comment because of a typing error. I love that my first visit here has lead me to a post about chocolate. Even the nutty pop popcorn looks delicious. I am very interested in healthy eating and look forward to your January blogging plans!

      Sue xo

  3. I always buy gourmet chocolates, no more candybar's from variety stores.

  4. I've successfully avoided chocolates so far this Christmas season. Can't say it will last! Have a great weekend, Natalie!

  5. Mmm wow that chocolate looks amazing! So delicious looking..

  6. There can never be too much chocolate! These look terrific - thanks for letting us in on the secret. Happy New Year!

  7. Wow, I love these! Especially the almond bark :)

  8. I love anything chocolate. These look fantastic!

  9. these look awesome.. i loveee skor bars so if you say its better then them i could only imagine !

  10. Good quality chocolate is totally worth the calories in my opinion! This sounds delicious!

  11. All the best for 2013 – may it be peaceful and prosperous for you, your family, and all of your readers

  12. Love chocolate! And do know the difference between a really good one - and candy! Happy Happy 2013!

  13. I love Skor bars too, this looks amazing!!


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