Beta 5 is one of North America’s Top 10 Chocolatiers. Their store is hidden in Strathcona near a bunch of warehouses, but you can find their chocolates at a bunch of retailers around town. Its best to take the skytrain to Main St/Science World and then walk a few minutes. When you get to this area, you’ll find a bunch of food trucks “sleeping”. A lot of the food trucks come to this area to prep.
Beta 5 has delectable chocolates, cream puff and some pastries. As it was my coworkers birthday, so I had to get something special for my the team. Cream puff were on my mind. I kept seeing it on their Facebook page and it has been on my mind for a long time.
Their hours are 10:30am – 5pm on Tuesday – Friday and 10am – 5pm on the weekends.
When you go into the shop, you can see their whole operation behind the glass. It’s fun to see them work.
Their shop isn’t very elaborate, but you will find a few products that catch your attention. Their Polygon Bars are pretty good! They put a lot of love and thought into all their chocolates.
Their specialty chocolates are really works of art! They are all beautifully put together. I spent more time starting at them than devouring them. A few of my favourites are salted caramel, imperial stout and fisherman friends. Very unique flavours that they develop here. The fisherman friends just blew my mind since I would have never thought the combination would be good.
85% Dark Chocolate and Caramel Cream Puff
Milk Chocolate Praline Cream Puff
Milk Chocolate S’More Cream Puff
Salted Caramel Cream Puff
All the cream puffs were pretty darn good. The flavours were great, not too sweet and it was a perfect dessert. They are $4.50 each, $16 (box of 4) or $35 (box of 9 pieces). Some of the flavours do get sold out, so its best to go earlier in the day.
I’m a big fan of all their treats, but it can get quite expensive. Definitely worth it.
We Rate Beta 5 Chocolates:
413 Industrial Ave