The heart wants what it wants… and sometimes it just really wants some sugar.
If your favourite part of any meal is dessert, then you’re clearly in possession of a sweet-tooth. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or just Wednesday, we think any day is a good day for a sweet treat! And thankfully, Surrey is brimming with places just waiting to indulge your sugar cravings.
The award-winning Mink Chocolates boasts a tantalizing fondue bar and a line of 30+ chocolate bars with quirky names like Mermaid’s Choice, Navel Gazing and No Grumpy. Customer favourites include the chocolate London Fog and the Roast-Them-Yourself S’mores! Valentine’s highlights: Hearts & Domes – hand crafted ganache filled hearts and domes. (South Surrey | #110 – 15775 Croydon Drive)
Cake in a jar? How about pastry? Just Cakes Bakeshop has taken everything you love about cake, and pie, and put it in a jar. And it’s amazing! Choose from daily flavours like Cardamom Dream, Oreo Birthday, Caramel Apple Crisp and Lemon Raspberry Mousse. And fun fact, the team at Just Cakes carries a national title of “The Big Bake Champions” from Food Network Canada’s series “The Big Bake”. Valentine’s highlights: Valentine’s Cake – red velvet or chocolate lovers and Cupid’s Heart pastry – raspberry mousse, white chocolate coconut base, passionfruit centre and white chocolate glaze. (Newton | #5 – 7548 120 Street and Cloverdale | #103-17767 64 Avenue)
Into Chocolate Candy & Confections offers all kinds of mouthwatering delights, but their specialities are chocolate and fudge. Prepare to be tempted by sweet sensations with names like the Cuban Lunch, Toffee Brittle Bites, and Tiger Butter. Valentine’s highlights: Smash bombs and all sorts of sweet “love” confections. (Cloverdale | #127-17449 Hwy 10)
You can’t go wrong with chocolate and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has taken the classic box of chocolates up a notch with their adorable, heart-shaped box. Filled with a variety of caramels, clusters, domes and bombs (think flavour bomb), it’s the perfect Valentine’s gift. Valentine’s highlights: Chocolate marble hearts, chocolate-dipped strawberries. (Guildford | Town Centre, 10355 152 Street)
Belgian chocolate is considered the standard by which all other chocolates are measured, and Leonadis Chocolates has everything you need to fulfil those Valentine’s chocolate wishes. Choose from an assortment of praline, ganache or cream-filled Belgian chocolates. Valentine’s highlights: Chocolate covered strawberries, filled heart-shaped chocolates. (Cloverdale | 6820 188 Street)
Heart-shaped churros anyone? Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen has the perfect way to show a little love this Valentine’s Day with their red velvet, heart-shaped churros with cream cheese icing. Take it over the top by adding 6 stunning long-stemmed roses to your order. (Cloverdale | 19181 Fraser Highway)
With over twenty flavours to choose from, Notti Biscotti Cafe and Bakery has reinvented the classic Italian treat. Try their signature biscotti the Wicked Will that’s an explosion of hazelnut, or the Sticky Micky that’s chock full of Skor bar, pecans and Callebaut chocolate. (South Surrey | 15252 32nd Avenue)
Navraj Sweets and Restaurant is a family-run business that serves up and an impressive selection of authentic Indian sweets crafted by a diverse team of chefs who hail from all parts of South Asia. If you’ve come for a delicious curry, be sure to leave room for dessert! (Newton | #386 – 8148 128 Street)
Everything at Fieldstone Artisan Breads is made from scratch with only the finest natural ingredients. With an array of 387 items, you’ll be spoiled for choice! Favourites include fruit frangipane tarts, elegant special occasion cakes and the ever-popular raspberry and white chocolate scones. (South Surrey | #2 – 12823 Crescent Road)