Rogers’ Chocolates — a Victoria institution for more than a century — just announced the grand opening of their newest store, an old-fashioned Soda Shoppe. The store is located in the heart of downtown Victoria at 801 Government Street, just across from the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
The Soda Shoppe will be using ice cream made at the Rogers’ Chocolates factory in Victoria. Some of the other items on the menu include parfaits, malts, sundaes, floats and milkshakes as well as hot fudge and caramel sauces made at the Rogers’ Chocolates factory. The signature item is the Capital City Banana Split.
The Soda Shoppe’s interior is a mixture of past and present; including a restored soda fountain, retro bar stools, and marble counters. With the option of “for here” or “to go”, the Soda Shoppe strives to be environmentally conscious and is using glass steel and biodegradable cups and spoons made from corn.
With both their Heritage Chocolate Store and Sam’s Deli, the Soda Shoppe will be the third addition to the Rogers’ Chocolates family of stores on Government Street in their 123 year history. The Soda Shoppe operates between 10 AM and 10 PM daily.