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Mercury Chocolates

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24 John St, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 2Z2, Canada
+1 905-396-7758
07:30 - 05:00
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Small little shop that is hidden on a quiet side street. There doesnt seem to be much selection but I recommend visiting as the selection that is available is quite unique. Beautifully made with brilliant colouring.. and tasty!

Thank Katherine V
Mercury C, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

Grazie Katherine! We reduce the selection numbers a bit during late July and August, but ramp back up to a full 30 flavours by Sept.1st. Thanks for your feedback and for stopping by! See you soon, W More 

1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I found the shop by accident in June, 2016 and both my two children loved the Salted Caramel Chocolates and the Orange. I went back for a 2nd visit in July and had the Chili flavoured chocolates and some others will go back again. The chocolates are a work of art so colourful and unique.

Thank Alice C
Mercury C, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

Grazie Alice! We appreciate your feedback and would love to see you again soon. A presto ciao, W More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The high quality of chocolate was apparent and the ganache centers were velvety smooth. Unfortunately the only distinction between the chocolates were the names, colours and aromas. All of the eleven chocolates tasted the same. I wish the weekend staff were more knowledgeable. I was disappointed by the lack of her ability to explain the differences between the chocolates. In... More 

1 Thank CrystalLW84
Mercury C, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Drop by Monday to Friday when I am here personally and refund your money or replace the box. Thanks for your feedback. Life's too short to be disappointed Crystal. Merc More 

Port Hope, Canada
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This unassuming little shop is home to some of the most visually stunning chocolates I have ever seen. There are many, many different flavours available, so you will likely find something that you have never tried before. Believe me, each little masterpiece is worth its weight. No, it is not inexpensive but worth every penny - but be sure to... More 

Thank Chrissand_ca
Darren J, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

We're pleased for visit @ MERCURY! Thank you for your kind feedback. We appreciate it and strive to bring you the best cacao and Italian caffe our small South American partners have to offer. Visit us again soon ") Wonka More 

Port Hope, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

It's a very small but interesting shop, The chocolate is perfection. The staff is knowledgeable and freely share what they know . The little guy I took there left saying Cello with great gusto, thanks to the man who served us! First time I went will not be the last.

1 Thank Dawn S
Darren J, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Dawn! Glad you two had a great experience. See you again soon. DJ More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

We stayed on the same street as Mercury and decided to drop in on the last day for a cup of coffee before we headed to the ViaRail station. It was a pleasant find and I must say that after our experience at Dreamers Cafe the previous evening, this place was much better. They make all their chocolates in house... More 

2 Thank Kinchit D
Darren J, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

Grazie. We're pleased you had a great experience at MERC. Our local building by-laws don't allow for seating in the shop so we offer Italian style take out caffe. It would be convenient to have a ramp at our entrance, but current Heritage and By-laws are too restrictive to this. In any case, see you again when you're in lovely... More 

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Bought a selection of chocolates in various flavours for Christmas gifts. So pretty and really interesting flavours.

2 Thank Brenda G
Darren J, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate your feedback. See you again soon:) W More 

Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Simply put...the best chocolate I have ever had...will be back for sure! Wish I had taken a box of these beautiful chocolate pieces of art home with me

2 Thank Kim O
Darren J, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

We're most pleased you had a great visit at MERC. Please drop by again during the Christmas season for new and innovative MERCURY items. Cordially, Wonka More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Basically take-out chocolate shop (with fabulous chocolates!), if you visit, try a speciality coffee. I recently had the chocolate mint. Delicious. My friend enjoyed her Pumpkin Spice Latte. The owner is terrifically friendly and knows lots about chocolates. Prices are reasonable and simple packaging for chocolates. May a nice gift.

1 Thank editorwannabe
Darren J, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

@ MERC, our focus on Italian style caffe is as focused as our cioccolato. Both are sourced from Central and South American small plantations. We are pleased that you enjoyed the quality. Grazie, a presto. :) D.J More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This has to be the best chocolate I have ever experienced! I'm a bit of a chocoholic and I would travel for Mercury chocolates if I didn't live in the next town. They not only look like works of art but the unusual taste and textures are incredible too! A box is my go to for presents

1 Thank fiddler-3
Darren J, Owner at Mercury Chocolates, responded to this review

Grazie! MERC strives to be focused on quality and a most excellent experience where it counts. Please visit us again during our Christmas specialty season. :) Cordially, D.J More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Open Hours
10:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:30 - 05:00
07:30 - 05:00
07:30 - 05:00
07:30 - 05:00
10:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 John St, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 2Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Port Hope
  • Phone Number: +1 905-396-7758
Pure plantation chocolate cacao in innovative designed chocolates shapes. Authentic espresso, cappuccino, latte made onsite. Fresh roasted coffee beans by MERCURY.

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