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Valentine’s Day is hot on your heels!


The Chocolate Lover’s Heart

This year we’ve kicked it up a notch!

This indulgent treat is packed full of our most popular chocolates and our Love at First Bite Caramel, with a hint of Mexican Vanilla, is the star of the show. A heart-shaped Organic Lavender Truffle specially garnished with Candied Violet for the occasion, and our popular Passionfruit Heart make an appearance as well. We feature several local flavours – our signature Wild Blackberry Buttercream made with wild blackberries we pick in Tofino, and our Wildflower Honey Ganache pairs our delicious Madagascar chocolate with locally produced wild honey from Vancouver Island.

The beautiful heart itself is crafted in Belgian Milk Chocolate and Caramelized White Chocolate – which has notes of caramel and shortbread, and isn’t as sweet as White Chocolate.  Or as shown above with our Columbian Dark and splashes of caramelly Milk Chocolate!

All in all, a decadent way to show your unfailing devotion!

$34.95 + GST

Give us a call or stop by to Pre-order! Valentine’s Day is only a week away!
(250) 725-2526


2015 Holiday Hours

December 24 – Christmas Eve
10am – 2pm

December 25 – Christmas Day

December 26 – Boxing Day

December 27

December 28, 29 & 30
10am – 6pm

December 31 – New Year’s Eve
10am – 2pm

January 1 – New Year’s Day

Merry Christmas!

Jingle into Christmas! December 4th!



Our Pre-Order Deals mean more Chocolate for you!

Jingle on over to our online store for all your Holiday cravings and gift-giving needs! Place your online pre-order before Midnight on December 4th, and we will throw in a free special Christmas treat for you! It might be Candy Cane Bark, it might be a Jolly Chocolate Santa, it might be a festive Surprise Santa! There is no minimum order amount to qualify and bonus items will be valued between $5 and $30. Don’t worry, we’re erring on the side of generosity with this one. (You can specify a Christmas delivery date in your online order so that you can enjoy fresh Chocolate at its absolute prime.) And if you’ve already ordered Online, don’t worry, we’ll include extra if your order hasn’t shipped out yet. :)

If you are lucky enough to be in Tofino over the weekend of December 4, be sure to Jingle Into Christmas at Chocolate Tofino! We will be open until 10pm Friday evening, serving Complimentary Hot Chocolate Elixir, and offering delicious chocolate treats for pre-ordering! Other surprises await In-store on both Friday and Saturday so come by and do a little early shopping.

Spooky, not really. Tasty, absolutely. Halloween 2015


Halloween 2015 Pre-orders

This year Chocolate Tofino is offering a limited number of fun Halloween Pumpkin Chocolates on a stick. Help teach the neighbor’s kids what good Halloween chocolate tastes like or bring in a treat for your friends at work.

They’re not your everyday Halloween treat, we’re using our premium blends of Belgian Milk and Dark Chocolate. There are a limited amount of the Halloween Pumpkins available, so get your name on the list early!

Chocolate Tofino Halloween Pumpkins
$1.95 each or Bags of 10 for $15

Limited Quantities available, call (250) 725-2526 today!

Plus, bring your little ghouls into Chocolate Tofino on Halloween and receive a Halloween Pumpkin Chocolate FREE. Everyone who gets one must be in costume and under the age of majority. We’re open until 6 pm.

Surf Month is Back!

Surf Month Specials

After-Surf Hot Chocolate Elixir – 2 for $7
Warm up with a buddy after a cold autumn surf. After having it handed to you at Cox Bay,
Chocolate Elixir soothes your soul and coats your insides with Chocolate. Wetsuits are always welcome; we don’t mind sweeping up a little sand.

Chocolate Tofino Surfboards to Support the Surfrider Foundation
We’ve got a Surfshack full of little Chocolate Tofino Surfboards. This October, we’re donating a dollar from each surfboard sold to the Surfrider Foundation. Available in Milk, Dark and White Chocolate. Order them online if you’re not able to make it in.

Tourism Tofino
Visit Tourism Tofino for a full list of Surf Month Specials

Circa ’55 Artisan Easter Bunny – Only 10 Available!


Crafted in the true spirit of Artisan Chocolate, this is a very special Easter Bunny.

This Fine Flavour Chocolate Bunny is hand-tempered and individually cast in an antique metal chocolate mold. Each piece proudly displays the pits and marks from the previous life of the vintage mold and recreates a nostalgic and once-lost piece of Chocolate History.

It’s only fitting to use a very special Chocolate when bringing a beautiful Antique Mold back to life. We have sourced an exquisite Single Plantation 65% Dark Chocolate, with deep cocoa flavour, rich fudgey notes and fine-flavour aroma. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Made from Fine Flavour Trinitario from Nariño, Columbia

Only 10 Limited Edition Numbered Circa ’55 Artisan Bunnies will be available.

Call to have one set aside. (250) 725-2526
Not available online.

Special Valentine’s Delivery to Vancouver Island East

Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Port Alberni, Nanaimo & Courtenay

Want some fresh, hand-crafted treats from Chocolate Tofino but don’t want to drive 3 Hours to get it? Are your über-romantique and know the value of a well thought out sentiment that took some planning to execute? Well, this Valentine’s Day, were making it easy.

Chocolate Lover's Heart


Chocolate Lover’s Heart

Large Heart available in Milk or Dark. Contains  16 pieces
34.95 + GST



1. Select what you’d like to give your Love for Valentine’s Day.
Choose from Gift boxes, the Chocolate Lover’s Heart, Hot Chocolate Elixir Orbs or a Chocolate Tofino Bear.

2. Call Chocolate Tofino toll free (1-855-286-3466) to place your order and pre-pay. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Saturday, February 7th.

3. Pick up your fresh Chocolate Order (and maybe some fresh flowers) at Qualicum Beach Florist. Pick up is available between February 10 and 14th at Qualicum Beach Florist, 161 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach. They will also have limited amounts of unspoken-for Chocolate Tofino if you get there fast enough once their order arrives.



Extra Large Gift Box
Contains 26 pieces
35.95 + GST




Large Gift Box
Contains  19 pieces
26.95 + GST




Medium Gift Box
Contains 11 pieces
16.95 + GST




Hot Chocolate Elixir Orbs
Package of 3
9.95 + GST


Chocolate Tofino Bear
Available in Milk or Dark
Full of Tiny Chocolate Fish & Sea Creatures
9.95 + GST



Valentine’s Day!


It’s that time of year again, when the faintly emerging colors of Spring fade off into shades of bright red and pink! Chocolate Lover’s Hearts are the ultimate treat for your Love this Valentine’s Day. Each Chocolate Heart is bursting with an assortment of fresh Truffles, filled Chocolates and a delicious Tortuga or Bear Claw.

The Chocolate Lover’s Heart is $34.95 and is available in milk or dark chocolate.

Once again, on the 14th the chocolate shop will be bursting with Red Roses from Crab Apple Floral. And of course, you will also be able to pick up our Chocolate Lover’s Hearts and Gift Boxes at Crab Apple Floral with your flower order. It’s the Valentine’s Day Dream Team.

Give us a call to pre-order your Chocolate Lover’s Heart. Valentine’s Day gets a little crazy and we don’t want you to miss out! :) We’re open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm (Give us a call! 250-725-2526)

A Tribute to Ray Austin

Ray AustinMany people have asked over the last 5 years, “Who is that on the Gelato Lid?”

The answer is simple: A man with a warm heart, eyes crinkling in a ready smile and hands prepared to help anyone all the time.

Ray Austin, father of Chocolate Tofino founder Gordon Austin, often helped out at the Chocolate Shop with his sweet wife Verna. Making fresh homemade Gelato, doling out smiles with every scoop and helping wherever he could, Ray was a core part of the shop.

In December 2014, Ray passed but his memory will not be forgotten.

Chocolate Tofino Gelato Label



Christmas Memories Contest

Christmas Memories

Congratulations to our randomly drawn Christmas Memories Contest Winners!
Janice Patterson, Chilliwack • Heidi Shaw, Ucluelet • Hope Wilson, Edmonton

Thank you to everyone who entered, here is a sampling of the Christmas Memories that flooded in…

Christmas in my house while growing up was not complete without a box of chocolates. Usually cracked open Christmas Eve after dinner, with a load of family sitting around the woodstove. Eventually the box would get down to the last few chocolates, mystery chocolates, scary and possibly gross chocolates. Then my sister would feed them to the dog, unbeknownst to us that that was a bad thing, and he lived plenty more years. Good times. Merry Christmas! – Roberta B.

My favorite memory is spending the day with my girl friend making our own chocolates filled with liquor. We drank while we made them and were quite tipsy by dinner. So much fun and lots of laughter. – Gayle C.

When my brother and I were kids, we used to leave out cookies and milk for Santa, along with notes of what we wanted, and a letter saying hello. Santa used to write back to us, although it was generally Rudolph who did, because Santa was busy putting all our presents out. One year, after the usual, I noticed Santa didn’t eat his cookies- so I went to read the letter. Lo and behold, he wrote us back personally, saying “Santa has to eat so many cookies and drink so much milk, next time he’d really like some chocolate and beer.” We were flabbergasted. But, next year, Santa got his chocolate (peanut butter cups, his favorite, coincidentally enough, my father’s favorite) and beer. It had vanished by morning. I’m pretty sure I heard a burp of appreciation that night. – Stephanie S.

My Mom, who was born in Austria, would ask her friend who still lived there to send some of the old school European foil wrapped chocolates that they used to hang on the Christmas trees. Now these chocolates had the string, which was attached with wax, that you hung on to the tree. Within a few weeks the wax would dry out enough that the weight of the covered chocolate would cause it to fall. When we were small my Mom told us that when the chocolates would fall from the tree, the chocolate was ready to eat. So after the tree went up and was decorated, every morning after that my brother, sister and I would get out of bed to see if any chocolates had fallen and were ready for us to eat. Ah, when you’re young and impressionable… – Walt G.

My favorite memory is that of eating all of my brother’s chocolate that he received in his stocking. When he went to my parents very upset I explained to them all that 5 days had passed with the chocolate uneaten so he obviously didn’t like chocolate as much as I did – therefore I was more grateful and deserving. Nice sister! Ha! – Jen T.

The boxes of liqueur-filled chocolates clients used to give my Dad! We all remember those. – Sharleen K.

Each Christmas my stepfather would buy each of us a box of chocolates!
When he passed away, my mom carried on his tradition and it continues… What a sweet way to keep his memory. – Tracy T.

When I was younger my family usually spent Christmas with my Mom’s sister and her family. My aunt loved Christmas and she loved giving. She never filled a small stocking for us but always used pantyhose! They would be filled with small gifts and oranges, but mostly CHOCOLATE. What a joy! – Glenda D.

Was given so many chocolates one year for Christmas that I was able to eat them until June. I was able to remember Christmas for 6 months! – Trina M.

Just last year my mom had a new wonderful Christmas idea. She hid our favorite chocolate bars with a $20.00 bill slid in between the chocolate and the wrapper. But, you could only take the chocolate that had your initials on it. The whole family enjoyed the new hunt and it quickly turned into my brothers finding any candy bar and then re-hiding them. After a while everyone besides my little brother Luke had found their chocolate. We all decided to pitch in and help him look for his, but it was no where to be found in our big house.
A year went by and Luke had forgotten about his defeat. The other day I helped my mom pull out the Christmas decorations and the first box that came out of the closet fell and out came Luke’s chocolate bar from one of my mom’s snowman. A few hours later Luke came home from school to find a chocolate bar and $20 on the dining room table. He asked my mom and I why a random chocolate bar and money was on the table, not realizing that it was his. A few minutes later he began to laugh and ripped open the bar. With a huge smile on his face he said, “I finally found my chocolate.” One year later Luke finally got to enjoy his huge chocolate bar! – Stacy Y.


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