According to a recent survey, people have listed chocolate as their preferred cause of death, followed closely by "money avalanche" and "dangerously high exposure to nudity." Get one foot in the tastiest grave with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of chocolate treats at Rochef Chocolatier, redeemable at the Valcourt location in Gatineau.
Rochef Chocolatier lures in legions of cacao devotees, stocking the store with pure, handcrafted chocolate edibles made on-site by a master chocolatier. Indulge in lollipops ($2.99) or truffles ($1.50 each, $7.99 for a box of six) crafted from ingredients boasting Belgian and French passports, or sample an array of bites, such as almonds ($7.99 for 340 g), blueberries ($9.99 for 200 g), and coffee beans ($3.99 for 50 g) hand dipped in chocolate and encased in its rich shell as a chic confrontation to claustrophobia. The shop's deluxe gourmet candy bar presents palates with a spicy-sweet mélange of fleur de sel, espelette pepper, pink peppercorn, maple sugar, caramel, cocoa nibs, and cranberries ($6.99). Sweet teeth receive an international education once sunk into a line of Cocoas of the World from South America, the Caribbean, and Africa, treats designed for pairing with wines, beers, cheeses, and lonely security guards everywhere ($7.99).