With a large display window virtually “screaming” several positive quotes about the chocolates on offer, how could we not stop and check this out? I had NEVER heard of Thomas Haas Chocolates before, probably because I have never managed to visit the beautiful city of Vancouver despite several scheduled trips in the past. This particular shop was located at the Miramar shopping mall on Nathan Road in Hong Kong.
We sampled a couple of their standard chocolate bars, some flavored with teas, others with nuts or caramel and crisps, and they seemed pretty good, so we bought a couple of bars for ourselves and pasalubongs for Canadian friends who might enjoy a mouth full of home…
We didn’t try any of the handmade chocolates in the glass display case, which might have been a notch up in quality, but they seemed to have an interesting selection. We happened by the store just as it opened at 11am in the morning so we weren’t in peak chocolate consumption mode.
Back at home, I have been nibbling on the caramel crisp bar and while I like it, I don’t think it’s as good as say chocolates from Vosges or similar flat bars from La Maison du Chocolat. I will say I think the way they section the bar in unusual shapes so they break off unevenly is somewhat clever… Perhaps a trip to their stores in Vancouver, which look very attractive in photos, will make me a convert.