Rogers Chocolates has a fabulous Ajax interface for choosing a custom box of their famous Victoria Creams, a Christmas staple at our house since we discovered them on a family holiday in Victoria, British Columbia some fifteen years ago. These are large, lush chocolates — 1.6 ounces apiece. It was always the height of excess to have one for yourself rather than dividing it in half (or even in quarters), a choice between hoarding a favorite flavor or tasting more by sharing.
To build a custom assortment of your favorite flavors, you first place an order for the standard assortment, then click on items to take them out of the box, and choose from a list to put others in. I’m still working on the box below.
Rogers also has fabulous customer service. Last year, we had an error in our custom selection, the first we’d done with the web interface, which they made up to us spectacularly. I’ve been meaning to give them some link love ever since, though Mothers’ Day and other holidays slipped by under the pressure of various deadlines. If you’re a chocolate lover, they deserve your attention — the quality of their chocolates, their web interface, and their customer service all adding up to a real treat. Delivery is prompt. and they are still surprisingly affordable, despite the sad state of the U.S. dollar.