Parole Chocolates was established by a prison doctor, hence the name. In a world ruled by fleeting trends, we focus on things that matter – freshness, visual appeal, and, of course, the taste of high quality chocolate. Dr. Slivko completed her medical school training at the University of Alberta, and her residency in Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia. In fact, UBC was our first big customer! Dr. Slivko received her Chocolatier Diploma from the Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver. She quickly acquired a loyal fanbase among her friends and coworkers, whose encouragement and positive feedback made Parole Chocolates a reality.
Our chocolates are made with Cacao Barry® couverture and Valrhona® chocolate-based fillings, both brands widely known in the pastry world for their superior quality. Our priority is taste and freshness, and as such, we do not add any artificial flavourings, emulsifiers, or stabilizers∗. Our fillings are flavoured with spices and teas, top shelf liqueurs, and fruit purees from France courtesy of Les Vergers Boiron®. As our products are freshly made without additives to prolong shelf life, they are not meant to be kept for more than a few weeks prior to consumption – however, based on our customers’ feedback, our chocolates do not last long after purchase!
You can find us on select dates at the Royal City and Coquitlam Farmers’ Markets. As chocolate is a seasonal product, during the summer, we only do custom chocolate orders through our website. Stay tuned for an exciting new product that we are working on for the summer! Expect to see our new turquoise blue concession trailer around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and keep an eye on our website for locations and new recipes.
∗This excludes any additives already present in the premanufactured couverture chocolate or filling ingredients such as commercially produced jam or honey