I went on (and on) about Bobbette & Belle‘s raspberry marshmallows when I first tried them. Snagged double-chocolate ones on a subsequent visit (no raspberry that day *sob*) and was quite pleased with these. Really nice chocolate taste that wasn’t too sweet. Wouldn’t be too disappointed if I had to eat these again instead of raspberry!

Paramount (253 Yonge Street, Toronto) opened up its doors on Yonge street, so I went in to see what they had. Happy to discover they had small swar (amongst many other treats) on giant platters of sweets in the back. While I still love Patisserie Royale’s swar more, this is much more accessible for me.

I got a box of C4 from MoRoCo Chocolat (99 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto). Had originally gone in for macarons and spied these on the shelf. Dark chocolate with a liquid caramel centre and a hit of fleur de sel? Oh yeah. A box will cost you a pretty penny, but it’s still better than buying them per-piece at the counter.

The Donut Factory (101 Pape Avenue, Toronto) makes and fries their donuts on-site. At least, that was the nugget of information I read online that prompted me to enter a place I scurried past almost daily. With a mix of anticipation and trepidation, I stepped into this shop and went back in time. Donuts, coffee, candies, and toiletries are on offer. Trying to verify the “fried on-site” claim, I peered into the back kitchens and spied large mixers and equipment that looked like it would have been used to fry donuts every morning. Sorry folks, didn’t have the gumption to chit-chat. The donuts? Well, they’re donuts. But obtained with adventure.

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