Intense Hot Chocolate at SOMA Chocolatemaker

SOMA ChocolatemakerLocation: 32 Tank House Lane, Toronto
Website: https://www.somachocolate.com/

They sell hot chocolate at SOMA Chocolatemaker — but not just any hot chocolate.  You have the option to get it as “an intense shot,” which is just what it sounds like.  It’s basically like drinking pure, melted chocolate.

SOMA Chocolatemaker

It’s not as overwhelming as it sounds; it’s thick and rich, but it’s still drinkable.  It’s not quite at the consistency of melted chocolate, even if it’s close.

You can get Mayan hot chocolate, which is amped up with chili peppers and spices, or you can get the good old classic, which is what I ordered on this particular visit (I like the Mayan version too, but I do find that the spices kind of distract from the amazing chocolate).

SOMA Chocolatemaker

It’s amazing.  Of course it’s amazing; SOMA makes some of the best chocolate in the world, and they have the accolades to prove it.  The flavour is rich and complex, with just the right amount of sweetness.  I can’t imagine that a better cup of hot chocolate exists.

Tasty Gelato at Soma Chocolatemaker

Soma ChocolatemakerLocation: 443 King Street West, Toronto
Websitehttps://www.somachocolate.com/

I mentioned recently that Hollywood Gelato is a strong contender for my favourite gelato in the city.  Also on that list?  Soma Chocolatemaker.  You wouldn’t think that a place that makes great chocolate would also make great gelato, but hey, why not?  They also sell some pretty tasty cookies, so I guess they’re just great at everything.

Soma Chocolatemaker

I got the dark chocolate gelato, and as you’d expect from a place with the word “chocolate” in their name, the flavour was outstanding.  It had a deep, rich chocolate flavour with a perfect balance of sweetness.  The creamy, almost fudgey texture was deeply satisfying.

I’d be surprised if there were a better scoop of chocolate gelato in the city.