|Store Type |||Candy, Gifts|
|Payment |||Diner's Club En Route, Discover, Gift Certificate, Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bus 3|
|Cross Street |||Courtney Street|
Profile Last Updated: February 13, 2009
The intoxicating smell of chocolate hits you once inside Rogers’ historic Government Street flagship shop. The original store opened in 1891, and today maintains much of its olden-day charm. The intricate hand-tiled floor, stained-glass windows, dim lighting and original glass cabinets all add to the historic appeal. The chocolatiers are extremely friendly and passionate about their goodies. Rogers’ is so popular, Tourism Victoria credits it as being the third best-known destination in the city after Butchart Gardens and The Empress hotel.
Sweet Selection of Tasty Treats
Rogers’ boasts an impressive collection of chocolates perfect for any occasion — or no occasion at all. Gift boxes and baskets are always well-received and come in a wide variety of sizes and themes. Special limited-edition collections periodically come out and have included the Canadian Art Series and the Advent Calendars Art Series. If you’re having trouble choosing a treat, Rogers’ signature chocolate, the Victoria Cream, is always an excellent choice, and truffles made with B.C. ice wine are decadent. Rogers’ only uses the highest quality ingredients, making its chocolates popular among health-conscious chocolate lovers. Rogers doesn’t use hydrogenated fats or oils, and uses natural ingredients whenever possible.
Rich Chocolate, Rich History
At Rogers’, it’s not only the chocolate that’s rich — the history is, too. Rogers’ chocolates were first made in 1885 by Charles “Candy” Rogers in the back of his Victoria grocery store. In 1891, Rogers opened his first chocolate shop on Government Street and business has been a sweet success ever since. The company now has several retail locations and hundreds of wholesale outlets, but the high quality and attention to detail that was so important to the original Rogers remains a core value today.