Located in Old Quebec City, Érico is part chocolate museum and part retail store. The museum part is small but interesting. Displays educate visitors on how cocoa is harvested, fermented, roasted, ground, and turned into chocolate. There are also quirky displays including a clock and dress made completely of chocolate! Through a small window, you can glimpse into the kitchen to see the chocolatiers work their magic.
When you’re finished with the museum, cross the threshold to the store and check out all the sweet things. The chocolates all looked so enticing – some filled with ingredients that are quintessentially Québécois like maple syrup. To be honest though, I found the chocolates to be a bit pricey but I couldn’t resist a cup of the hot chocolate. It was a cold day and we had spent the better part of it doing a lot of walking. The sweet cup of molten chocolate goodness was just the perfect way to warm me up and to restore my energy.
Before we left, we bought a small set of chocolate themed coasters as a thank you gift for our Airbnb hostess.
Érico is located on Rue Saint-Jean, which intersects Old Quebec City’s ramparts so you can arrive at it by walking the ramparts from the direction of the Citadelle. There are plenty of commercial establishments line Rue Saint-Jean – you can shop, drink and eat your way to the chocolate!