Since 1979, one thing has remained a constant here at Village Treats – a commitment to quality and producing the best chocolates. The West family, who started Village Treats in 1979, were dedicated to making top quality chocolates and the tradition carries on today. We take pride in using only the finest, and freshest ingredients – just as Mr. West did when he started making fudge over 40 years ago.
Original recipes are still being used today along with some of the same machinery that were used right from the start. All chocolates start off from the scratch and are cook in large copper pots over an open flame in our kitchen in Lanark, Ontario. Then, we hand press our truffles and creams, and hand cut our caramels before they are sent down our line to be enrobed in either milk or dark chocolate. Working so closely with our chocolates at every step of production ensures a product that is true to the standards Mr. West set back when he started.
Village Treats is currently owned and operated by Galen Neilson and Nick Levac: a married couple with two active daughters. When the West family was set to retire, Galen’s inherited entrepreneurial spirit sparked. She pitched the purchase idea to Nick, and he was game to sign on. At just 19 and 20, Galen and Nick purchased Village Treats in 2001. From the production line to the front counter, they love working with clients and customers and bringing their chocolate ideas to life. Whether it’s creating a custom chocolate mold for a corporate event, supplying Easter Cream Eggs for local fundraisers or handing over a hand-selected package of chocolates at the front counter, they feel lucky that they get to bring a smile to someone’s face every day.
When you first bite into a Village Treats chocolate, life slows down a little bit. Whether it’s shared at the family dinner table after a holiday meal, over coffee with a good friend or when you just need two seconds on your own, our chocolate brings special moments into your life. Those moments of happiness? That’s exactly why we love what we do. At Village Treats, we’re all about sharing special moments over delicious, hand-made chocolate.
Owned By: Galen Neilson of Lanark, ON
Last Verified July 30, 2021
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