Beta 5 chocolates sits hidden in a small strip off Industrial Avenue, near Main and Terminal alongside a few retail shops and within the home base to some food truck commissaries.
Inside, the retail space exhibits clean, modern lines juxtaposed with industrial touches. A large open window shows a glimpse into the kitchen and allows onlookers to watch the chocolatiers at work.
Beta 5 is clearly not your typical run of the mill chocolate and confectionary. They take their craft seriously and it shows in their product, like their salted caramels, chocolate covered Macarona almonds and chocolate covered seasonal fruit that sit pretty in jars just waiting to be opened.
Beta 5 produces a number of crafted chocolates including their Polygon bars available from the darkest to the milkiest of varieties. Their artfully, and wildly colourful, filled ganaches come boxed in a simple, cardboard box.
There are baked goods located at the front counter. Cookies, croissants and their infamous baked Choux, otherwise known as cream puffs, which are available in different flavours infused with fresh, seasonal fruit creams. Our favourite — salted caramel is a generous filling of delicately whipped savoury caramel that leaves a trace of cream on your lips as you take a bite — good stuff.
It’s really easy to drop a small bundle at Beta 5 Chocolates, but the splurge is well worth it. If you are looking for a well thought out gift of chocolates, or simply want to treat yourself, Beta 5 offers memberships to their “Chocolate Union” which includes invites to events, a box of limited edition chocolates every month and discounts. Membership starts at $120 for 3 months.
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