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Customer Service: Shipping

A Taste For Chocolate delivers chocolate within Canada. We do not ship internationally at the present time. A Taste For Chocolate ships orders Monday to Thursday. Orders are typically shipped between 24 to 48 hours from receiving the online order. You will be notified by email when your order has been shipped. Please contact us if you require delivery on a certain day and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Shipping Options

We use either Canada Post or Canpar's services for shipping. When you order your chocolate online through the webstore, please choose which shipping option you would like to use. Please keep in mind that shorter transit time means less chance of your chocolate encountering questionable temperature/weather conditions en route. We recommend the quickest shipping option possible.

A signature is required upon delivery to ensure that the package made it to its correct destination and was not left outside. With Canada Post, if no one is at the shipping location when delivery is attempted, a notification card will be left at your door indicating which postal outlet you may pick up your package. However, Canpar does not have a pick-up location and the package will be returned to A Taste For Chocolate if there is no one to accept delivery after two attempts. It is recommended that you ship your order to your business address if you will not be home during the day to accept the delivery.

In cases where the shipping company has been ordered to leave the package without a signature, A Taste For Chocolate takes no responsibility for the package or the condition of its contents. Chocolate can become easily damaged by extreme temperature changes or hot, humid weather.

Summer Shipping

There will be no shipping during the hot summer months of July and August because there is a good chance your fine chocolate would be ruined! You can call us to arrange pick-up of your order or to arrange same-day courier services within the Toronto area.

Warm Weather Packaging

During the months of May, June, September and October when the weather is warm, warm-weather packaging and next day delivery is strongly recommended (or 2-day delivery if the destination address is cooler than 21C). On days above 21C, or on very sunny days below this temperature during which chocolate may be exposed to heat build-up in the delivery trucks, warm weather packaging is strongly recommended. Warm weather packaging consists of a styrofoam insert with a cold gel pack, and is an additional $12. The warm weather packaging option will be automatically added to orders when these conditions are present, unless you specifically tell us that you want to risk shipping without it. A Taste For Chocolate is not accountable for the state of chocolate upon arrival if warm weather packaging was recommended but not used by the customer. We reserve the right to hold orders on extremely hot days, in which case your order will be delivered as soon as the weather is suitable. Customers in the area may also contact us to arrange to pick-up orders.

Shipping Rate Charts

Please refer to the below charts for shipping costs to your shipping area and the estimated number of days it will take for your chocolate to arrive. The number of days in transit will depend on your specific delivery location. Delivery time will be at the higher end of the range for areas further from Toronto and more remote locations, whereas delivery time will be at the shorter end of the range for closer areas and major urban cities.  If you would like to know the expected date of delivery, please contact us after your order is processed.  Please contact us if you have any questions or special delivery requests.

Canada Post Expedited* Canada Post Express* Canpar**
Ground Select
Ontario, Quebec 1-4 Business Days 1-2 Business Days 1-4 Business Days 1-3 Business Days
up to $74.99 $12 $24 $16 $28
$75-$199.99 $14 $26 $18 $30
$200+ $16 $28 $20 $32


Canada Post Expedited* Canada Post Express* Canpar**
Ground Select
Saskatchewan, Manitoba 3-10 Business Days 2-3 Business Days 1-4 Business Days 1-3 Business Days
up to $74.99 $14 $26 $17 $29
$75-$149.99 $16 $29 $19 $32
$150-224.99 $18 $31 $21 $34
$225+ $20 $33 $23 $36


Canada Post Expedited* Canada Post Express* Canpar**
Ground Select
Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island 3-11 Business Days 2-3 Business Days 2-4 Business Days 1-3 Business Days
up to $74.99 $15 $28 $19 $35
$75-$149.99 $17 $31 $22 $37
$150-224.99 $19

$33

$24 $39
$225+ $21 $35 $26 $42


Canada Post Expedited* Canada Post Express* Canpar**
Ground Select
British Columbia, Newfoundland, Labrador 3-11 Business Days 2-3 Business Days 2-5 Business Days 1-3 Business Days
up to $74.99 $16 $30 $20 $36
$75-$149.99 $19 $33 $23 $39
$150-224.99 $21

$35

$25 $41
$225+ $23 $37 $27 $43


Canada Post Expedited* Canada Post Express* Canpar**
Ground Select
Yukon 6-14 Business Days 3-8 Business Days N/A N/A
up to $74.99 $19 $34
$75-$149.99 $24 $47
$150-224.99 $33

$59

$225+ $47 $76


Canada Post Expedited* Canada Post Express* Canpar**
Ground Select
Nunavut, Northwest Territories 7-14 Business Days 4-8 Business Days
up to $74.99 $25 $43
$75-$149.99 $32 $53
$150-224.99 $49

$75

$225+ $55 $85


*Please add up to 4 days for northern regions and remote areas.

** When delivering via Canpar, someone must be available to accept delivery at the shipping address or the package will be returned to A Taste For Chocolate and the customer will be billed for future delivery attempts.

***Please note that shipping rates are per address.

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