Amidst the second hand clothing stores and crazy boutiques at the north end of the “good” part of Commercial Drive, my eyes zeroed in on the sign Dutch Girl Chocolates. I told Chris, “We’re crossing the road and going in there!” 🙂
In past the toffee-coloured ribbons in the doorway we went, and found a plethora of old-timey and northern-European candies in this cute little shop.
The place is packed to the gunnels with goodies – I would have loved to spend tons of time looking around, though maybe it was the vibe from the store clerk there, but I felt like I had the responsibilty to buy something.
So, I chose two Earl Grey & Honey Truffles. What shape do you think something so British would come in, given that this is a “Dutch” candy shop?
Uh…. 🙂 Okay, so maybe they got stuck with some crazy candy molds, but I was sold on the idea of the flavour. After paying just under $2 a pop, I took my milk-chocolate truffle outside (Chris got the dark chocolate version).
This was amazing… The truffle centre was super creamy with a perfect balance of Bergamot (for the Earl Grey flavour) and honey. Nothing overpowered anything, and the quality of the chocolate was very very good. I took that first nibble and was surprised by how good the flavours worked together in practice (even better than what I had imagined in my head), then popped the rest of the piece in my mouth to let it melt away. So yummy!
I’m sorry, my dear readers, that I only ate one piece of chocolate – I think it is my duty to you to go back and try a whole bunch more! 🙂