I was invited to an incredible event the other night and I’ve been dying to tell you about it! Do you know how much I love chocolate? I mean, who doesn’t? Well, I was able to attend an event for the opening of the KITKAT Chocolatory in Toronto! This new shop opened up on November 14th and it’s located just a few kilometers northwest of Downtown Toronto in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Let me tell you, wherever you are, it’s worth the trip! Keep reading on and I’ll tell you about all of my favourite experiences!
My First Impressions of the KITKAT Chocolatory
Before we go any further, I want to tell you what my first impressions were when I walked in. My first thought was, “Wow, this place smells delicious”. After I got past the divine smell of chocolate, I have to say, it just feels magical. You can choose to have a guided experience with a Head Chocolatier and I highly recommend it. Even without that option, you can shop, engage, and just have fun! There is even an open kitchen where you can watch custom KITKAT bars being made-to-order by a team of chocolatiers. This seemed to be fun for all ages as I watched adults and children alike marvel at the process.
Create Your Break Experience
Even though it’s hard to choose my favourite part of the KITKAT Chocolatory, this definitely gives every other experience a run for its money! The Create Your Break Experience is completely customizable. You’re able to choose from over 2,000 flavour combinations to make your very own KITKAT bar!
First, you’re offered a menu of 16 premium ingredients to choose from. You pick which chocolate you would like, such as white, dark, or milk chocolate. Then you can choose up to three ingredients to top it off! Options include rainbow sprinkles, rippled potato chips, rose petals, organic gummy bears, mini marshmallows, peanut butter chips, and more. Finally, you get to own your own KITKAT by customizing your packaging and personalizing a message!
This unique experience is fun, engaging, and creative. It would surely be something wonderful for all ages to try!
The Chef’s Table Experience
The Chef’s Table Experience is something that is completely new and unique to the Toronto store only! This is a one-of-a-kind, immersive KITKAT journey is led by Head Chocolatier, Christopher Neamtu. Mr. Neamtu is a talented Chocolatier and a delightful guide! He will teach you all about chocolate, from the bean to the bar process, answer any questions you may have and ensure your experience is one you won’t forget.
After the learning experience comes the fun! You’ll get to design your very own KITKAT bar with ingredients that are exclusive to the Chef’s Table. You won’t find that anywhere else!
Special Edition KITKAT Bars
The KITKAT Chocolatory in Toronto isn’t all about the experiences. While they shouldn’t be missed, there is also plenty of shopping to do instead! The KITKAT Chocolatory offers an extraordinary range of handmade limited edition KITKAT chocolate bars. Do you want to know the best part? They have tons of unconventional Canadian and seasonal flavours available! You really have to see it to believe it.
While you’re there, don’t forget to try the new KITKAT Gold bar! It’s a rich, caramelized, white chocolatey take on the classic KITKAT bar and absolutely to die for. Plus, there have only been 15,000 ever created. So, make sure you stop by and get your hands on one before they’re gone.
If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, this is the place to go! Who wouldn’t love to get some chocolate under the tree? The KITKAT Chocolatory offers gift boxes, gift cards, and personalized greeting cards for you to choose from.
All in all, if you’re near the Toronto area or coming to visit, definitely stop by the Yorkdale Shopping Centre and head on over to the KITKAT Chocolatory for a fun, unique, and magical experience.
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All Images: Lizzie O’Donnell
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