DIY ~ Valentine’s Card

Valentine’s day is just over a week away, so it seems fitting to share a DIY Valentine gift so you can share chocolate love. Today I will walk you through how to make a Valentine from old chocolate bar wrappers, and how to melt and mold pieces of chocolate you may have lying around intoContinue reading “DIY ~ Valentine’s Card”

My Chocolate Story

Hi, I’m Cyndi. I am a chocoholic, living in Canada, hence the name for this blog and my business, Canadian Chocoholic.  I am fond of the Dictionary.com definition of chocolate that says: chocoholic : a person who is excessively fond of chocolate. Chocolate touches all parts of my life, from my morning mug of drinking/sipping/hotContinue reading “My Chocolate Story”

Chocolate Basics ~ Desserts

I’m sure you often have a sweet treat after a meal, as a snack, or while out for coffee. But do you ever stop to wonder about the chocolate that is in those desserts?

‘The term dessert can apply to many confections, such as biscuits, cookies, custards, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts, and fruit salad’ according to Wikipedia.

We all know that so many of those things can include chocolate, and that we do love and enjoy chocolate. I chose the term dessert over pastry as I think that it encompasses a broader range of items. I think chocolate is now used in so many things and really I am talking about all the things chocolate is in as a sweet treat or dessert.

How it’s Made ~ Cacao Bean Necklace

I originally wrote a blog about this bean back in 2019, but work started on it in 2018 when the idea of making chocolate-themed jewellery came to me. This bean though was a tough one to get right. I like things to be perfect before I send them out into the world, and this oneContinue reading “How it’s Made ~ Cacao Bean Necklace”

Chocolate Basics ~ Chocolatier

Let’s talk about chocolatiers.   Merriam-Webster says the meaning of chocolatier is a maker or seller of chocolate candy. Candy being key in that definition. Chocolatiers are a person or company who make confections from chocolate. A confection is ‘food items that are rich in sugar and carbohydrates. Exact definitions are diffficult’ according to Wikipedia.Continue reading “Chocolate Basics ~ Chocolatier”

Morning Mug

Let’s talk mornings. I am not a morning person. It took me a long time to embrace my night owl, but I have always been more productive in the latter half of the day, and often that means beginning a big project at 2 or 3 pm. While most folks tend to relax in theContinue reading “Morning Mug”

Chocolate Basics – Chocolate Maker

Chocolate makers are the people who ‘make chocolate from dried cacao beans using specific equipment such as a roaster, grinder, refiner mill, conch and tempering machine. Their finished product is pure chocolate – usually in bar form.’ As per Ecole Chocolat. Chocolate makers in my opinion, and in the chocolate world of things, are generallyContinue reading “Chocolate Basics – Chocolate Maker”

Inspired by Chocolate

I love chocolate so much that I create joy around it and do my best to share that with others. I identify as a chocoholic because chocolate touches all areas of my life. I combine my passion for chocolate with my love of art through all sorts of mediums: jewellery, fabric, DIYs, chocolate tastings, chocolate education, chocolate art, cacao pods, chocolate coloring pages

Chocolate Basics

Chocolate.  It’s more than just a simple treat. Chances are you are aware that ‘chocolate’ grows on a tree and is a fruit, but what else do you know about chocolate? 

This blog is about going back to the basics with some information about cacao and chocolate. I aim to not overwhelm you but to share some information that will be helpful as you navigate the world of chocolate because I know it can be overwhelming to walk down the chocolate aisle at the store sometimes.