Another amazing thing about Winnipeg is the amount of chocolate shops per capita. There is not much that I love more than chocolate. I don't mean hershy's powder chocolate kisses or most of the other mainstream chocolate bars. I mean chocolate. The real stuff. I haven't yet visited them all but I will have to take a peak at the others and then I can become an expert on the chocolates Winnipeg has to offer. So today I am looking at one of my favorites and that is Mordens'. What I like about Mordens' is that it seems very old school and has a large variety of sweet treats, gift boxes pre-made and ready to go on site and off site at numerous food shops, they do custom orders, and they have wonderful customer service. Whenever I go in with my daughter, who is always my date for these fun shopping expeditions, they give her a huge chocolate covered marshmallow on the house. I know it makes a disgusting sticky mess in her car seat but I LOVE when service people do not ignore the children and only concentrate on the adults wallet. ;)
When I was still in the working world I was in charge of the Christmas gifts for all our big customers so of course I shopped local and skipped the thoughtless pre-made gift baskets that they usually did in the past. My no brainer stop was Mordens. I called and pre-ordered my favorites which were their russian chocolate mints, roasted nuts, and what guy doesn't like beer nuts? Of course we got many happy comments on these custom gifts so I could pat myself on the back. I am so impressed by the talent Winnipeg has to offer.
I would recommend skipping the Black Magic and yucky chocolate kisses for Grandma this holiday season and stop in at the downtown location at 674 Sargent Avenue for a wonderfully yummy box of chocolate. Mordens is also a great stop for bakers or home chocolate makers. They have bulk chocolate chips, nuts, and other delicious must haves. You will not want to leave empty handed. They are so old school they do not even have a website so you will have to call for an order and stop in with your child to sample their great customer service and chocolate marshmallows. YUM!