Rousseau Chocolatier, Halifax

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Rousseau Chocolatier offers a vast selection of handmade artisan chocolates and French-style macaroons. Watch the owner, Julien Rousseau, making chocolate treats through a window inside the shop. Warm up with homemade hot chocolate during the winter months. Treat your eyes--as well as your taste buds--with summer-inspired, marine-themed goodies, including bizarre lobster lollipops. All products can be purchased online, except for macaroons due to their fragility. To visit Rousseau Chocolatier and get the most from your holiday in Halifax, create itinerary details personal to you using our Halifax journey builder .
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  • April 28, 2017
    Not until recently have I starting taking a liking to chocolate, and Rousseau Chocolatier has contributed greatly to my conversion. The quality and creativity of their chocolate is through the roof .....  more »
  • March 18, 2017
    We found this store during wanderings from a cruise ship. The chocolate is truly amazing and we now ship bars back home to New York. Highly recommended.  more »
  • November 30, 2016
    The chocolates are beautiful and luscious! The macarons are always fresh with very flavourful fillings. Everything in the store is displayed beautifully and you may be fortunate and see the chocolatie...  more »
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  • May 18, 2017
    Fancy chocolates , nice macarons, they also serve a few different coffee drinks. Place is very clean. French owners
  • April 24, 2017
    Very nice; I'd like to see a better selection; way over-priced.
  • December 22, 2016
    Fine Chocolates AND certainly the finest French macarons in Halifax. $19/doz, nicely presented in a box and paper bag, that's the best deal in town.
  • January 22, 2017
    Nice chocolate, good flavours of macaron but I found them a bit mushy.
  • November 20, 2016
    This place is AH-MAZING. I moved to Halifax about a year ago, just down the street from Rousseau and I can't believe it took me almost a year to stop in. The store is pristine! It's so clean and inviting. In particular, it is really cool to see the chocolatier in his space working away at his craft. The owners/staff here are so nice and engaging and super helpful and knowledgeable. One of the owners told me their chocolatier is originally from the south of France + having travelled much of the south of France, it's my opinion that he's at the top of his trade anywhere. I've only been a few times but I have never been disappointed with the goods offered here. Everything is truly exceptional. Most notably, their Rochers Suisse chocolates and chocolate mousse (served on occasion - be sure to follow their Instagram account for updates). Unfortunately, it is a bit on the pricier side; however, it's worth every penny. I don't mind spending my money on quality + I like to support local businesses. As well, they support many other local businesses by purchasing ingredients locally. I highly, highly recommend treating yourself. Particularly for those coming to Halifax by way of cruise ship. It's super close to the port. I adore this place and can't wait to try everything on their menu!

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