Cherub Chocolate - Nanaimo, BC

Here’s a post on some chocolate and ice cream, because who doesn’t like chocolate and ice cream? This is Cherub Chocolate in downtown Nanaimo. It’s a small operation and often when I walk past this place I can see the owner/chocolatier making her creations at the back of the store. However, not today. Today it was a different staff member running the chocolate shop.

Gourmet Kettle Fudge and Popcorn - Kamloops, BC

Gourmet Kettle Fudge and Popcorn is located in the small square building at the Valley View Shopping Complex parking lot. As I approach, I spy a minivan and two late model sedans with drivers all enjoying a soft serve cone with one elbow resting on the retracted side window. It’s hot and sunny today and I suspect they will drive away with that Driver’s Arm Tan. I knew Gourmet Kettle offered fudge and popcorn but I didn’t know they offered soft serve too.

Hammond's Mitchell Sweets at the Bulk Barn - Kamloops, BC

Amy's Fiesta Mart - Kamloops, BC

Amy’s Fiesta Mart. Have you been? It’s a Filipino grocery store located in Kamloops northshore. I notice it as I am whizzing southbound on Fortune Drive. My first thought is, “Pandesal!”

I make a detour to check out Amy’s Fiesta Mart, making a quick right down the closest street to change directions. I enter the brightly lit shop, crossing my fingers and hoping that perhaps they bake their own sweet buns.

They do not bake their own, but Amy's does have the next best thing: Aling Mary’s pandesal from Surrey.

Aling Mary’s Pandesal ($4.99 one dozen)

Fudge Yeah! - Kamloops, BC

It’s one of the hottest days of the summer and DL insists we need to get fudge today. Right now? “Fudge yeah!”


As you know I don’t have much of a sweet tooth for super sweet fudge, so this visit is all for DL. Aren’t I nice?

Walkers Toffee at The Bulk Barn - Kamloops, BC

The Bulk Barn was never on my list of Lets-Check-It-Out places until A.L. bumped into a Pal-o-Mine there earlier this year. I’m one of those people who isn’t completely comfortable with self-serve bulk foods. Does this surprise you? Please.

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares a.k.a Butterscotch Confetti Squares Recipe

I’m feeling a little junk foodish today. These squares show up all the time during holidays and random potlucks. Recently, a co-worker of mine was chatting about this retro treat, and the conversation reminded me of the last time I ate these sweets at the Ashcroft Bakery and Coffee Shop.

Sips & Sweets Candy and Coffee Shop - Chilliwack, BC

***UPDATE 2013: Sips N' Sweets is now closed.***
Some friends had moved to Chilliwack and they were giving me the grand tour of their new neighbourhood. I haven’t been this far down Vedder Road for a long while. There seems to be so many more businesses and small shopping complexes down this stretch than the last time I ventured way down Vedder. My friend points out some popular places on our driving tour.

***UPDATE 2013: Sips N' Sweets is now closed.***

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