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The Violet Chocolate Co. Summer Fun List!

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We are doing our best to make the most of our summer! We can't be the only one's who feel the season zips past and by the time you've figured out a few things to do... it's September and you need another sweater. Not this year! We're making a list so inspiration for days off and sunny evenings is at the ready. We skipped the more obvious activities like camping and days at a lake, but we did pair every activity with a flavour from the Summer Collection!

Have something you think we should add? Let us know here! 

Mini Golf

A little bit of sport, a lot of nostalgia and fun! Whether you're heading to West Edmonton Mall for their iconic course or looking for an option outdoors (we found two! St. Albert Bowling or Canada Golf Card) you're bound to have fun with a little friendly competition.

Flavour: Lemon Sea Salt

Where to find chocolate close by:

Headed to St. Albert? Check Season's Gift Shop and Art Gallery of St. Albert!


Golfing at West Edmonton Mall? Take the escalator upstairs to Shop Harrow.


Doing a round at Canada Golf Card? Get a bar or two at Jilly's Boutique on your way there.

 

Visit a Market

Whether you're picking up your weekly vegetables or looking for a little snack heading to a market is a great way to spend an evening or weekend morning. 

Flavour: Marble Mocha

Where to find chocolate close by:

While we're not at any markets this year we have stockists nearby and a handy guide right here!

 

Fort Edmonton Park

A fresh renovation and lots to explore! We can't wait to visit Fort Edmonton Park this summer. Extra bonus, they're one of our newest stockists! What are we most excited about? Exploring the Midway and Indigenous Peoples Experience.

Don't have time for a full day adventure? The café and gift shop is accessible to the public! Perfect for a meeting out of the office or a break while wandering the river valley.

Flavour: Honey Rosemary

Where to find chocolate close by: In the gift shop!

 

Festivals

Taste of Edmonton, Fringe, Edmonton Folk Music Festival! So many great festivals are back and if you're looking to add a few to your summer calendar, Explore Edmonton has a list ready to go! 

Flavour: Salt & Vinegar Chip or the exclusive Kettle Corn limited edition bar available through Edmonton Folk Music Festival!

Where to find chocolate close by:

Exploring Whyte Ave? Find chocolate at Wish List Gifts!
Downtown? We're nearby at Tix on the Square, Royal Alberta Museum, and if you need a hot beverage you'll find hot cocoa at the ready at Drunken Ox Sober Cat. 

 

Picnic in the River Valley

This is one of Maryanne's favourite summer go-to's and a great way to switch up your weekday dinner routine! Whether you're bringing a meal from home or grabbing some takeout on the way, there are so many great spots to picnic in the city. 

Wander through Mill Creek Ravine - Make sure to pop in to Nosh & Quaff (Mojo Jojo Pickles storefront at 9627-82 Avenue) for all your picnic extras. They'll have you covered with a full selection of jams, pickled veggies, and a little chocolate for dessert!

A hop away from downtown - Explore the paths and parks of Riverdale with a stop in at Little Brick for some food to-go or to sit and enjoy their gorgeous backyard patio.

Right along the river - Pop by CareIt in Crestwood before you head down to Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park to wander along the river and find a perfect spot. 

Flavour: Blueberry Cherry

Where to find chocolate close by: With so many great picnic spots there are too many to list! Check our full list of local stores here to find the closest to your favourite picnic spot.

 

UPick Fresh Fruit

Head out of the city (just barely) to pick yourself some fresh fruit! Strawberry Fields is open by appointment to pick, you guessed it, fresh strawberries. Happy Acres combines upick and a farm visit! And there are even more places to checkout if you're looking to get some delicious Saskatoon Berries this season.

Flavour: Blueberry Cherry

Where to find chocolate close by: With four locations The Makers Keep is a great spot to stop at before any road adventure. Heading out towards Leduc? Make sure to stop in at Saradee Boutique!

 

Food Tours

Heading to Jasper? Enjoy a self-guided food tour along the way! Thanks to the team at Alberta Food Tours you won't have to guess where to stop for roadside snacks and breaks. Find more information about Alberta Food Tours local and self-guided tours here.

Flavour: Chili Mango

Where to find chocolate close by: Elysion Flowers will have you covered! Make sure to grab an extra bar or two for your evening s'mores.

 

'Big Things' Tour

Look for a roadtrip day? Head out of town in search of all the 'Big Things'! AMA has a route already planned for you with lots of photo perfect stops of giant roadside attractions. Looking to make your own route? Check out the list here!

Flavour: London Fog

Where to find chocolate close by: You can shop online with us or visit a local stockist on your way out of town! Just be sure to have plenty of road trip worthy snacks at the ready.

 



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