October 2008, I visited a friend in Canada, in Victoria on Vancouver Island, to
be precise. There was a small chain store called Rogers'
Chocolates, where I tried a chocolate soda (which tasted like a curious combination
of chocolate and sparkling water).
the same street there was a café selling "Nanaimo Bars" which
were actually invented on Vancouver Island (of course I had already tried out
a recipe at home before going on vacation, as one may see on the picture below
on the right). The café also served pancakes for breakfast, naturally with
loads of maple syrup.
lot of sweet shops sold candy apples, not only covered in sugar candy coating
but also covered with chocolate and fruit gums and marshmellows. I found a
huge variety of cakes at Thrifty
Foods. And you could watch a pastry chef decorating a birthday cake. I liked
the idea of "half a whole cake" (2nd picture on the left).
The picture above was taken in a small French
café in Vancouver.
The picture on the right shows the great variety
of pastry at Canada's breakfast fast food chain Tim