East Van Roasters creates fragrant chocolate confections for mom
Treat mom while supporting the women of Downtown Eastside social enterprise East Van Roasters
Celebrate your mom with meaningful handcrafted chocolate treats from East Van Roasters (319 Carrall St., Vancouver) this Mother’s Day. Artisanal chocolate goods are made bean-to-bar by this fully registered charity that employs women living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are looking to reenter the workforce, and who benefit from a flexible and supportive work environment where they learn to produce fine chocolate and coffee, and baked goods. Your Mother’s Day gift from East Van Roasters will help support women, with all proceeds going back to supporting the social enterprise and the work they do to remove barriers for women in the community.
This Mother’s Day, East Van Roasters has created lovely fragrant chocolate treats with flavours inspired by spring. The 2019 Mother’s Day Collection includes exclusive truffles and fresh bars in beautiful flavour combinations of rose petals and bing cherries, lemon and lavender, and strawberry and jasmine.
Mother’s Day Collection
Mother’s Day fresh bars are priced individually for $4.50 and truffles for $2. The Mother’s Day box includes one May in France Fresh Bar and three of each feature truffle for $17. The Spring Sampler box includes eight different EVR confections including the two Mother’s Day feature truffles for $20.
- May in France Fresh Bar: Rose-infused 70 per cent Madagascan chocolate, topped with dried bing cherries and rose petals.
- Lemon lavender truffle: Lemon and organic lavender-infused 70 per cent Guatemalan ganache, garnished with a lemon-infused Tanzanian white chocolate heart.
- Strawberry jasmine truffle: Jasmine-infused 70 per cent Tanzanian ganache, topped with a juicy strawberry pâte de fruit. Garnished with freeze-dried strawberries.
The 2019 Mother’s Day Collection is available now at East Van Roasters, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. You can further support the women of East Van Roasters this Mother’s Day by making a tax-deductible donation in Mom’s name at PHS’s Canada Helps Page.
East Van Roasters
East Van Roasters is a social enterprise operated by the PHS Community Services Society that roasts specialty coffee and makes bean-to-bar chocolate using single origin, direct and fair trade beans. Situated in the historic Rainier Hotel at 319 Carrall St., East Van Roasters is a fully registered charity that employs women who have experienced challenges living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and who benefit from a flexible and supportive work environment where they learn to produce fine chocolate and coffee, and baked goods. All proceeds go back to supporting the social enterprise and the work they do to remove barriers for women in the community.
Address: 319 Carrall St., Vancouver, B.C.
Media release and images provided by Katharine Manson, Katharine Manson Communications.