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Interview: Pashmina Lalchandani, CEO of Bar & Cocoa

“I don’t think sustainability should break down at the last mile.” -Pashmina Lalchandani, CEO of Bar & Cocoa Pashmina kinda started Bar & Cocoa “by accident,” with co-founder and former co-owner Chris Lacey, back when they were offering craft chocolate subscription boxes under the name “ChocoRush.” Fast forward half a decade and a few big …

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What’s The Difference Between Truffles & Bonbons?

When walking into a chocolate shop, we hear a lot of different words— bonbon, praline, truffle, ganache, etc.— but they all have one thing in common: chocolate. All the aforementioned confections contain some amount of chocolate, be it white, milk, dark, or ruby. I used to think they were all called truffles, when I was …

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October 2020: Maybe, Some Answers

Days Sick: 0Days Danced: 0October was…. anxiety-inducing. Personal ups & downs, potential answers, and a final feeling of chill definitely permeated the month. Also, I cooked a TON & “discovered” oat milk! Eliminating Toxic Relationships At the beginning of October, I got the likely source of my copper toxicity out of my body. The next …

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13 Best Chocolate Shops in Berlin

Despite its popularity on the tourist circuit, I’ll admit I wasn’t thrilled about visiting Berlin. It just never really appealed to me, but when I ended up there for work reasons, I certainly jumped quickly enough at the chance to explore Berlin chocolate shops; after all, I practically lived off of Ritter Sport bars in …

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Where To Buy Craft Chocolate Online

In these strange times of constant lockdown, small chocolate businesses need our support now more than ever. So in an effort to make your shopping easier (& with the holidays in mind), here are the best places to buy craft chocolate online. We go from the best craft chocolate on Amazon to online craft chocolate …

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Interview: Tomo Zukoshi, Co-Founder of Fijiana Cacao

“If somebody wants to buy anything from another country, they have to be more responsible to the end of it… like a marriage, you have to be responsible. Don’t look at other places. You stick with it.” -Tomo Zukoshi, Co-Founder of Fijiana Cacao Fiji is the land of beach getaways, incredibly strong traditions, and a …

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September 2020: Why Are There So Many Part-Time Chocoholics?

​Days Sick: 7Days Danced: 0For the first week of September I was pretty sick with a cold or the flu or something that made my throat hurt some’n fierce. Eventually it downgraded to a strong cough and the covid test came back negative, but it still left me in near complete silence over Labor Day …

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Interview: Marcos Patchett, Author of The Secret Life of Chocolate

“I hope it’s kind of like a series of Trojan Horses made out of chocolate… introducing the idea, hopefully, of complementary medicine or natural products medicine to many people. [This is] the idea that plants may in…some cases be a better form of treatment than isolated pharmaceuticals.” -Marcos Patchett, Author of The Secret Life of …

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