These limited-edition chocolates perfectly capture the flavours of fall

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A culinary collaboration between the Food Gays and Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie has resulted in this limited-edition collection of fall-inspired chocolates. Photo Food Gays

Close your eyes, and picture yourself sipping apple cider around a campfire and then digging into a slice of homemade pumpkin pie. It’s a pretty perfect fall moment, and a trio of new gourmet chocolates created by some talented food folks here in Vancouver give you the ultimate taste of the season in single, glorious bites.

Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett, known as the Food Gays, teamed up with Burnaby-based chocolatier Chez Christophe to come up with a limited-edition set of chocolates.

The cookbook authors say the inspiration for this collection is pure nostalgia, and they’re absolutely bang-on with the flavours.

With their Apple Cider Truffle you get a burst of crisp sweetness with glimmers of warming spices. The Campfire is like a mini decadent s’more, thanks to its milk chocolate birch ganache and vanilla marshmallow in a dark chocolate shell. But the Pumpkin Pie chocolate will make you feel like you’re in the middle of Willy Wonka’s marvellous factory and getting every ounce of creamy, spicy, earthy gourd-y goodness from a full slice in just one tiny bite.

These sweet gems are only available until Oct. 14, so if you are keen to treat yourself or need a gift to bring to a Thanksgiving gathering, these would fit the bill perfectly.

Order online or visit Chez Christophe in Burnaby Heights at 4717 Hastings Street.

Want to learn more about Vancouver’s Food Gays? Check out our 2018 V.I.A. Podcast episode featuring Harris and Inglett.

With files from Sandra Thomas/Vancouver Courier

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom