Celebrated Chocolatier Reveals New Handcrafted Valentine’s Day
Delicacies for 2015


 Love is in the air — and so is the intoxicating scent of new signature Valentine’s Day creations handcrafted with heart by the talented team of chocolatiers at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie.
Thomas Haas’ 2015 Valentine’s Day custom chocolate creations include:
  • Love Birds: Your sweetheart is sure to coo with delight when they receive this whimsical handcrafted pair of ornately decorated Love Birds, accented with a selection of chocolates and truffles ($39; pictured above);
  • Valentine Flowerpot: Don’t buy flowers AND chocolates this Valentine’s Day when you can combine two gifts in one with Thomas Haas’ bright and beautiful edible chocolate flowerpot, decorated with a selection of chocolates and truffles ($39; pictured above);
  • Valentine Jewellery Box: Let that special someone know they’re a true gem by presenting them with a handcrafted chocolate box filled with nine assorted dark, milk or white gourmet chocolate truffle hearts ($35);
  • Chocolate Heart: As delicious as it is beautiful, this hand-painted chocolate heart is airbrushed and decorated with 23-karat gold leaf and contains an assortment of mouthwatering chocolates and truffles ($19/small or $24/large).
Thomas Haas also offers such Valentine’s Day-themed treats as:
  • Truffle Lollipop: Available in milk, dark and white chocolate varieties ($2.50 each or five for $11);
  • Chocolate Lollipop: Adorned with hand-painted chocolate heart décor and available in milk, dark and white chocolate varieties ($2.90 each or five for $13);
  • Truffle Heart: Available in three new flavours: dark chocolate ganache infused with lychee and rose; milk chocolate with lavender caramel; and white chocolate ganache with strawberry and pink peppercorns ($2.20 each or two for $4);
  • Truffle Heart Box: Contains assorted dark, milk or white gourmet truffle hearts in a clear box ($14.50, six pieces; pictured below).

Thomas Haas’ handcrafted chocolates and truffles are also available in a variety of tiered Signature Gift Boxes ($7, two pieces; $12, four pieces; $19.50, nine pieces; $34, two-tier, 18 pieces; $49, three-tier, 27 pieces; $65, four-tier, 36 pieces; $79, five-tier, 45 pieces; $94, six-tier, 54 pieces; pictured above) and new Keepsake Signature Hat Boxes ($42, one-tier, 17 pieces; $80, two-tier, 34 pieces; $120, three-tier, 51 pieces; pictured below).

All 2015 Valentine’s Day products are available at the two Thomas Haas pâtisseries in North Vancouver and Kitsilano beginning Jan. 30, with a limited selection also available at high-end retailers such as Whole Foods and Urban Fare. A variety of items may also be ordered online at and shipped across North America.

This year sees Thomas Haas celebrate a number of personal and professional milestones in his lifelong love affair with chocolate and pastry. It’s been 20 years since Thomas was first lured to Vancouver as Executive Pastry Chef at the Four Seasons Hotel, where he met his partner in business and life, Lisa. It’s also been 15 years since the duo launched their eponymous and now world-renowned business, and in 2015 their North Shore chocolaterie, pâtisserie and café marks its tenth year in operation, while their second café in Kitsilano moves past its fifth year.


About Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie

An internationally acclaimed, fourth-generation pâtissier who received an early education in the delicate art of hand-crafting pastries and chocolates in the kitchen of his family’s café in Germany, Thomas Haas went on to apprentice and work in Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe and North America before settling in Vancouver and opening his own namesake chocolaterie, pâtisserie and café. Haas — Vancouver Magazine’s 2011, 2013 and 2014 Pastry Chef of the Year — uses only the finest raw ingredients sourced both locally and from around the globe and, in keeping with family custom, eschews the notion of assembly lines and mass production techniques, instead trusting in a talented team of pastry chefs and chocolatiers whose finesse and sensitivity is lovingly expressed in every hand-spun confection. Thomas Haas products are exclusively available at both his Kitsilano and North Vancouver cafés as well as select leading hotels and restaurants across North America.

North Shore | 128 – 998 Harbourside Dr. | North Vancouver, BC  V7P 3T2 | 604-924-1847
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