by The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 17 July 2009

Thomas Haas seems to be equally known for his handmade chocolates, truffles, and pastries, as he is for the packages that wrap-up these mouth-watering sweets. German-born, Vancouver-based Haas produces gorgeous — and addictive — chocolates, cakes, and cookies using high-quality ingredients sourced from around the world.

In addition, Haas boasts an impressive list of Canadian-sourced products like British Colombian wine and, of course, oak barrel aged maple syrup from Quebec. The packaging, like the sweets themselves, is bold and striking, smartly designed with a strong modern touch. So too is his retail boutique on the North Shore of Vancouver where Haas-obsessed Canadians regularly get their fix.