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Lee's Candies Mint Chocolate Squares

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DHayes, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. DHayes

    DHayes Guest

    Every christmas, my grandma would give our family a box of amazing mint chocolate squares from Lee's Candies :X3:. It came in slab form as everything was handmade the old fashioned way.

    The original store was located at 4361 W 10th Ave in the Point Grey neighborhood. Unfortunately it burnt down and they never reopened. The owner Valeria Finnigan decided to retire. It's rumoured a condo developer started the fire because the site is now occupied by the Iron & Whyte building by Mosaic . There was another Lee's Candies on Main and 7th but I'm not sure if I'm misremembering.

    I miss Lee's :sad:. My favourite were the mint chocolate squares, peanut brittle and almond brittle. It's just not christmas without it.
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  2. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Thanks for sharing that story! I vaguely remember Lee's Candies.

    I found this obituary of the original owner, George Tedlock.
  3. Lee's

    Lee's Guest

    I was thinking about Lees Chocolates tonight as was eating some Purdys, thinking back to those amazing mint squares and that beautiful tiny shop on West 10th. I came across this article from the Globe and Mail and thought it would be nice to include in this thread.As we near Valentines Day I will miss the solid chocolate heart shaped boxes filled with more chocolate that my mom would get for us every year. Thank you Lee's!
  4. Nemoto's too

    Nemoto's too Guest

    Thank you for this! I was just thinking about Lee's Chocolates for no apparent reason and had to look it up.The article provides great insight - I was a seasonal regular during the 80's and 90's. World class to be sure!
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