Everywhere you turn in Gothenburg, Sweden, there seems to be a Kanold Chocolatier and Confectionary, all of which are charming in their own right and don’t feel like any kind of a chain. Well, they know what they’re doing, with using the finest chocolate bases and incorporating local favorite flavors like cinnamon and international tastes like Earl Grey tea into truffles and caramels. They have a rich, luxurious texture. The family has been in business since 1901.
They’re not cheap, but you can get little boxes to take home. They’re in the local city market and also have a stand-alone shop in a hundreds of years old passageway, “Victoria Passage”.
They also have a gorgeous, Beaux-Arts era cafe’ that was right next to my hotel. So, you may be wondering, where are the photos, etc. of that? Ah, that’s a story onto itself. A perfect storm of actual rainstorm, jet-lag, worry about catching a train dragging 27 official kgs of luggage and a few unofficial kgs (that’s a backbreaking haul, in English measurements), along with massive cold meds in my system had me staring at the inviting building and standing, frozen in place in the rain. Don’t make the same mistake I did! Just go! That’s just one excuse I have for wanting to get back to Gothenburg for more stories!