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Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to this Kenora chocolate shop

The time around Valentine's Day is one of the busiest for Sweet Lake of the Woods.

The time around Valentine's Day is one of the busiest for Sweet Lake of the Woods

Assorted truffles. (Supplied by Sweet Lake of the Woods)

Thanks to Valentine's Day, chocolate consumption was a probably a little higher for many of us this week. 

That's good news for Alexis Pernsky, who has been preparing for the day of love since Christmas.

She's the owner of Sweet Lake of the Woods, a chocolate shop in Kenora whose products can be found across northwestern Ontario — and even Manitoba.

Alexis tempering chocolate. (Supplied by Alexis Pernsky)

After musing about opening a chocolate shop with her mother for a while, Pernsky took the plunge roughly five years ago. 

The CBC's Up North spoke with Pernsky recently to learn more about her business, particularly at this time of the year. 

Tap on the player to hear our conversation.

It's Valentine's Day - and for many of us, our chocolate consumption will probably be on the rise today. That's good news for Alexis Pernsky. She's the owner of Sweet Lake of the Woods - a chocolate shop in Kenora. Valentine's Day is one of her busiest days of the year. Jonathan spoke with her recently to learn more.

Sweet Lake of the Woods is located at 712 Lakeview Dr. in Kenora. They also accept online orders.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonathan Pinto is the host of Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for Northern Ontario and is based in Sudbury. He was formerly a reporter/editor and an associate producer at CBC Windsor. Email jonathan.pinto@cbc.ca.

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