Tag Archives: chocolatiers

North Dakota chocolatier salutes the seasons

Our last post was a salute to a Winnipeg chocolatier who really knows how to celebrate the season. Those chocolate turkeys are amazing! Our post this week profiles the Widman Candy Company who has been making great chocolate in North Dakota and Minnesota in the northern United States since 1911 with the opening of a …

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enjoying a chocolate piece of The Rock

I’ve recently had the pleasure of receiving some amazing chocolate from Brent Smith, “Chief Chocolate Officer” at the Newfoundland Chocolate Company in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The chocolates were not only good and highly creative, they reminded me of the love I have for Canada’s most easterly province, Newfoundland & Labrador. Canadians (or anyone) can’t really …

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exploring chocolate in Missouri

I was really pleased with the chocolate findings in Missouri. Considering Branson is a small community of less than 10,000 permanent residents, they are very lucky to have an innovative chocolatier offering a very creative range of chocolate treats. Chocolat Hand Crafted Artisan Chocolates is owned and operated by April and Shane Heaton, who in …

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Puyricard: makers of perfect chocolate in the French tradition

I’m told by the folks at the Quote of the Day service that it’s “National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day!” That immediately brought to mind my visit to the Chocolaterie de Puyricard in the tiny village of Puyricard, France, as Puyricard is famous for its Mendiants — magnificent dark chocolate disks covered with nuts and raisins. …

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Sophisticated chocolate for the refined palate: Let me introduce you to Jean Galler

I met Jean Galler, The King’s Chocolatier, at his office in Liege, Belgium and was immediately enamored with his charm and style. And that was before I’d tasted the chocolate of Galler Chocolatier! Galler emits passion and excitement in his every word, movement and action. He is without question the most elegant and sophisticated chocolatier …

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chocolate scene in Montreal worth exploring

Thanks to everyone for sharing your favourite thoughts and highlights of Montreal. If you haven’t visited the site since the last post was uploaded, please take a moment to check out everyone’s contributions in the “Comments” tab at the beginning of the last post. This week, as promised, I’d like to focus on the sweeter …

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more London chocolate to help you celebrate Chocolate Day!

How appropriate that the next post on my chocolate travel blog will come on Chocolate Day! Chocolate truly is the international language of love, as no matter where you go in the world, if you arrive with a fine box of chocolates in hand, you will be well received. The British certainly love their chocolate, …

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surviving London’s chocolate revolution

The best thing about my job as the author of Chocolatour is that I get to eat an abundance of tremendously wonderful chocolate and that I get to meet a lot of amazing chocolate masters who are generous with their chocolates. That is also the worst thing about my job. Once that chocolate is in …

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I’m in love with Norman Love – Chocolates

This … my chocolate loving friends is the post you’ve been waiting for. As today, I will introduce you to one of the finest masters of chocolate in North America! Our recent trip to Florida had one major goal. To meet Norman Love. I’d heard of Norman when I was at the World Chocolate Masters …

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