The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
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There’s something heavenly about a stroll along the shore of the Gatineau River, in the heart of Wakefield, with its pubs, bakeries and ice cream shops. Enjoy this pleasant journey to the last stop: the Wakefield Confectionery. Be sure to leave room for dessert!
There is no more welcoming place in this village, which is unequalled for picturesque charm. A word of warning: it’s impossible to leave the Wakefield Confectionery empty-handed. Raspberry and Grand Marnier jam, marmalade, jalapeño chutney, chocolate-covered marshmallow bars … it’s hard to know where to start!
Fortunately, owners Marc and Sylvie are happy to guide you in this abundance. The couple bought the confectionery in 2003, a few weeks before the birth of their first child. While working at the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa, they got wind that the business that supplied the hotel with jam was about to close. They didn’t hesitate for a moment: they took over the store, and added chocolate and sweets to the product line.
The little boy who loved chocolate too much
By acquiring a confectionery, Marc found a way to devote himself fully to making sweets, a passion that goes back to his childhood. “When I was a kid, I used to buy cake mixes at the convenience store!” he admits. Originally from Orleans, he’s been making chocolate since he was 16, when he was working in a health food store that stocked all the ingredients for cakes, pastries and treats of all kinds.
At the Wakefield Confectionery, everything is done in a traditional way, and especially with a lot of love! While Marc whistles a folk tune as he mixes up the umpteenth batch of the confectionery’s famous maple fudge, his better half prepares the packaging and greets the students dropping in on their way home from school.
The welcoming atmosphere and the intoxicating aroma of cocoa will convince you that the Wakefield Confectionery truly is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
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