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Chocolate On The Road: The Origin Story

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I think what made me fall in love with cacao was the complexity of it. The fact that it requires so much care, so much dedication, and so much understanding… it’s a science.

Jonas Rosales Tejero

Get to know 3 very different chocolate industry professionals in this introductory episode of Chocolate On The Road, a documentary-style podcast exploring hot topics & hot destinations for chocolate lovers around the world.

Through bean to bar chocolate discoveries and fine cacao realizations, come with me and our guests to southern Africa and Tanzania, Venezuela and England, and France and the US. I promise that this chocolate podcast will take you on the road trip of a lifetime!

Episode Topics

  • What the show is about & how often episodes come out
  • How Max Gandy, the show’s host, got into craft chocolate
  • The story behind the founding of Kokoa Kamili
  • Why Jonas Tejero chose chocolate as a way to make a difference in Venezuela
  • Which pivotal craft chocolate bar completely shifted Estelle Tracy’s chocolate story

Show Timeline

  • 0:00-1:11 About the show
  • 1:11-5:45 Max’s origin story
  • 5:45-10:52 Simran’s origin story
  • 10:52-13:45 Jonas’s origin story
  • 13:45-18:30 Estelle’s origin story
  • 18:30-20:05 More about the show & future episodes
Đào Thùy Linh, one of dozens of Millennials spoken to for the article version of this story.

More About Our Guests

Simran Bindra: co-founder of Kokoa Kamili, a cacao producer in the Kilombero Valley of Tanzania. Check out Kokoa Kamili’s Facebook, Instagram, and Website.

Jonas Rosales Tejero: founder of the Hult Chocolate Society in London, England, and current MIB candidate at Hult International Business School. Check out the Hult Chocolate Society’s Facebook and Instagram.

Estelle Tracy: chocolate blogger at 37 Chocolates and author of multiple books on American Food for French expats. Check out 37 Chocolate’s Facebook, Instagram, and Website.

Resources Mentioned

The Chocolate Garage: where Max first discovered craft chocolate

Acalli Chocolate: the maker of Estelle’s pivotal chocolate bar experience

Connect With Chocolate On The Road

On Instagram@chocolateontheroad

On Facebook: @chocolateontheroad

Show music is Roadtrip by Phil Reavis, and our transition music is We’re Gonna Be Around by People Like Us & As I Figure by Kevin MacLeod.

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Saturday 5th of January 2019

Already interested for the next episode


Saturday 5th of January 2019

Thanks, man! You can check it out now by clicking the link at the bottom of the post!


Thursday 20th of December 2018

Fantastic Start! Been waiting for this <3

Cannot wait to watch this develop!

I would love to collab too! Aloha from Hawai'i! -Ethan


Thursday 20th of December 2018

Thanks, Ethan! I'm looking forward to watching it grow over time, as well. Eventually I'll get the hang of interviewing and I'll get those new mics!

Looking forward to meeting you in Hawaii. :)

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