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Bringing Chocolate to Ontario, Canada?

Just read answers to last post regarding bringing chocolates back to U.S. I plan on bringing chocolates from Belgium to Ontario, Canada. Do I just declare it on the card I fill in? Or are chocolates considered gifts?
Thanks for your replies.

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From the Gov't of Canada website:

"Travellers are required, by law, to declare all plant, animal, and food items they bring into Canada. This includes items related to plants, animals and food, or their by-products."

Chocolate is a food, so you have to declare it. On the form you get on the airplane you tick off "Yes" for the question that asks if you are bringing in any food. You do not have to pay any duty on it, unless of course you are bringing massive amounts. You are allowed to bring in a certain amount of goods for personal use or gifts, the amounts are on the form, it depends how long you are staying. When the customs officer asks you what food you are bringing in and you tell him chocolate, you will be waved through. I have brought chocolate, coffee, honey and cookies home from all my trips and never had a problem.