News & Updates

Website Maintenance Notice

Website Maintenance Notice

Please take note that our website will be taken offline for short period while we give it a few updates and a fresh makeover!

Tuesday, July 28th at 3pm
to
Wednesday, July 29th at 11pm

To place an order during this time:

  1. Use our order form (click here);
  2. Call our store at (416) 923-6675 between 12pm - 6pm;
  3. Email us at onlinestore@chocosoltraders.com;
  4. Or come by our storefront in-person to see what we have for you!
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How to grow amaranth in your home garden.

How to grow amaranth in your home garden.

A beautiful ornamental plant, amaranth grows roughly 1.5m tall and blooms into large bouquets of colourful red, purple, yellow, and golden flowers. It is an extremely low-maintenance plant that grows well in temperatures between 18-24°C but can withstand high heat and even drought-like conditions.

How to grow amaranth:

You can begin planting amaranth seed anytime between mid-May to mid-June. Seedlings can be started indoors, or the seeds can be directly planted into the garden anytime after the last frost!

  • Amaranth grows best in well-drained, loose soils with a lot...


¿Qué Pasa? An Update On Our Oaxaca Profundo Coffee Beans

¿Qué Pasa? An Update On Our Oaxaca Profundo Coffee Beans

You may have noticed our Oaxaca Profundo Coffee Beans looking a little different recently, and we’re here to answer your questions.

What happened to the Skull design bags?

With the increase in demand for our coffee during COVID19 (hands up if you’re drinking more coffee), we have temporarily run out of our classic skull-design bags. For the time being, we have switched to using plain paper bags for our coffee beans.

These bags still use a recyclable inner lining, so your coffee beans are protected from moisture and will stay fresh! We...


Jaguar News (and why you should stock-up now)

Jaguar News (and why you should stock-up now)

The good news: last weekend, our production crew turned the last of our 2019 albino cacao beans into your favourite Jaguar Pure and Jaguar Swirl chocolate bars! 

The not-good: due to ongoing COVID19 quarantine protocols in Mexico, this year’s shipment of albino cacao beans has been delayed by over 40 days. As the timeline of COVID19 mitigation protocols remains uncertain, we unfortunately cannot guarantee when these...


An Uncommon Partnership: Working Together to Disrupt the Cacao Supply Chain

An Uncommon Partnership: Working Together to Disrupt the Cacao Supply Chain

Here at ChocoSol, we are first and foremost chocolate-makers, not cacao traders. While over the years, we have partnered with like-minded craft chocolate-makers in Ontario and Quebec to sell some of our organic, direct-trade cacao, this work has never been the focus of what we do. That’s why we are excited to share the news of one of our most recent and growing partnerships with Uncommon Cacao. Based in the United States, Uncommon Cacao sources and sells high-quality cacao from social and ecological projects around the world. Their work focuses on creating resilient, community-owned and operated cacao projects that have...