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Sweet Treats from the Maritime Regions of Québec
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Sweet Treats from the Maritime Regions of Québec

The maritime regions of Québec abound in culinary treasures you’ll want to discover for yourself, especially if you have a sweet tooth! Chocolate truffles, maple products, French pastries and berries are some of the regional flavours you can look forward to savouring during your next trip to our regions.

A sweet immersion in Bas-Saint-Laurent

As soon as you set foot in La Fée Gourmande, a must-visit in Kamouraska for chocolate lovers, the aromas in the air will make your mouth water. You’ll find lots to choose from in this chocolate shop, including unique and delicately flavoured chocolate truffles made with flowers, local fruit or spices! You can also opt for chocolate-coated caramels, fruit candy, gelatos and more… Don’t miss this opportunity to go on a guided tour of the chocolate factory.

Located in Auclair, in the Témiscouata area, Domaine Vallier Robert is renowned for its maple products. In addition to making alcoholic beverages from map sap, this economuseum has a gift shop filled with fine products made on site that you can take home as souvenirs of your trip in Bas-Saint-Laurent. Maple syrup, butter, sugar and jelly as well as maple-flavoured Belgian chocolates are only some of the treats that await you here!

If you’re in downtown Rimouski, you’ll also want to visit Pâtisseries & Gourmandises d’Olivier, a pastry shop in the tradition of French patisseries. At the counter, make your selection from a variety of tarts, maple babas, artisan chocolates, Paris-Brest pastries and all kinds of other delectable pastries.

The best strawberries in Gaspésie

In Saint-Siméon-de-Bonaventure, Ferme Bourdages Tradition, the largest producer of strawberries and sweet corn in Gaspésie, has been in the same family for seven generations. Benefit from all that know-how when you visit the farm and choose from a wide selection of tasty strawberry products including home-made pies, delicious jams, fruit coulis and fresh berries, of course!

Exotic northern berries from Côte-Nord

Cloudberries are an exotic cousin to raspberries that grow in the evergreen forests of Côte-Nord, in the Minganie and Lower North Shore areas. Rich in fibre and antioxidants, this sweet-tart berry can help regulate blood pressure. Pick your own cloudberries during your next adventure in this region or purchase them from local producers. To find out more about these berries, be sure to visit the Maison de la Chicoutai (Cloudberry House) in Rivière-au-Tonnerre.

To discover these sweet treats and more in Eastern Québec, visit the regions of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord and the Îles de la Madeleine—and enjoy indulging your sweet tooth!

Author Jennifer Doré Dallas

Based in Montréal, Jennifer Doré Dallas is a freelance writer and travel blogger at Moi, mes souliers who has her fingers in many pies. An inveterate photographer and true digital enthusiast, she has been travelling regularly since she turned 18. On the road in Québec or abroad, she loves meeting people who are passionate about what they do and tell their stories with a sparkle in their eyes.

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