Tour de Dufflet: July 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

let them eat jazz!

Slip on your walking shoes and enjoy sweets + sounds + sand at Dufflet Beach (1917 Queen St. E., just east of Woodbine) while the annual Beaches International Jazz Festival wraps up this weekend with Streetfest

Drop by our sidewalk table and check out our special Beaches Jazz window display. Designed for Dufflet by artist Michelle Smith, music and cake icons made of sugar and different shades of sandpaper applied onto boards celebrate theme of sweets + sounds + sand.

Beaches Jazz StreetFest also means that Queen Street East becomes a giant pedestrian mall (and closed to traffic) from 6pm to 11:30pm on the nights of Thursday July 21, Friday July 22, and Saturday July 23, 2011. Info on getting around can be found at is the place to visit to check out bandshell listings for Kew Gardens and all along Queen Street East this weekend.

Dufflet Beach is the place to start! Grab something sweet to nibble + sip and have a Beaches Jazz good time!


Friday, July 15, 2011

tour de dufflet prize winners!

A big round of applause (and a choir of bike bells ringing out) to the 172 riders who took the Eat More Cake, Ride More Bike challenge and rode the 2011 Tour de Dufflet during Toronto Bike Month in June!

Special thanks and recognition goes to Bike on Wheels and Crumpler for their wonderful prizes. Here are the super-lucky winners (drawn at random from this year's registration cards):

1st prize – Natalie Racz
$100 gift certificate from Bike on Wheels

$25 gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

2nd prize – Erik Henriksen
Bike bag from Crumpler Canada (see photo)

$25 gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

3rd prize – Crysler Paton
gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

4th prize (Tweet your photo) 

- Nogah Kornberg @nogahK
gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

Dufflet Pastries was able to raise and donate $860 to the Toronto Cyclists Union who were this year's charitable recipients of your $5 registration fees. These cycling advocates are a great group to support so please visit their website to learn more about what they do and how to become a member.

Links to visit:

I've uploaded some of this year's photos to our Flickr site (more to come!) see you all next year!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Hunter for Tour de Dufflet!

We're getting our grand prizes together and sorting through Tour de Dufflet photos, and wanted to share this one via email from Eunah Hunter ... thank you so much for the kind words Eunah!

Dear Dufflet,

Thank you for a wonderful time and treat for our family of three and friends.  We had a wonderful time cycling 80km today and sampling the delicious treats.  Your staff were welcoming and each Dufflet store was a point of relaxation and excitement for our legs and stomachs, respectively

:)  What a great idea to offer the Tour de Dufflet and to keep the commemorative event, in celebration of bike month, continuing for a fourth year.  Fabulous.

Eunah, Andrew, Gloria Hunter w/ Natalie Bernstein and Ray Dowe 
- picture attached (in front of Yonge St. Dufflet, our second stop)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Taste, Tell + Tweet your Chocolate Signatures!

(Toronto, CANADA) Eat More Chocolate! Visit the Chocolate Signatures booth 4918 at the NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show on July 10-12, 2011 in Washington, DC and discover the seriously fun side of chocolate with David's fine Belgian chocolates and Dufflet Small Indulgences.

The Chocolate Signatures booth will host celebrity pastry chef (and Canada's "Queen Of Cake") Dufflet Rosenberg who is armed with a Blackberry® and is ready to Sweet Speed Tweet with you! Taste our samples, tell us what you think and Dufflet will tweet your "bonbon mots" on Twitter @Dufflet using the hashtag #SFFS11. Smile, because her phone takes pictures too!

Chocolate Signatures is delighted that David’s Dark Chocolate Enrobed All Natural Sponge Toffee was announced as a silver sofi™ finalist for confection and will compete for the gold award at this year's show. David’s product lines feature unique taste profiles including chocolate-covered fruit, nuts, potato chips and pretzels.

Look to returning Fancy Food Show favourite Small Indulgences, previous sofi™ winners for Nutt-E (formerly known as Crackle), to unveil their newest snack creation Crunchuffs, delicious bites of crispy brown rice puffs mixed with caramel, chocolate and almonds.

Hope to see you there!

For more information on the NASFT 2011 Summer Fancy Food show, please visit their website at

To see Dufflet Small Indulgences product lines please visit

To see David’s fine Belgian chocolates product lines please visit