Sometimes there isn’t a nearby shop that sells just chocolate. Then what? Here is a list of places you can look for fine and artisan crafted chocolate. Chocolate goes with so many things that specialty shops often stock great bars that you can add to your basket as you shop. Some of my favourite placesContinue reading “Chocolate Basics ~ Where to find good chocolate”
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Chocolate Basics ~ Shopping for Pastries
Let’s talk about shopping for pastries, cakes, baked goods and other items that have chocolate in them. If you are shopping in a shop, bakery, café, or chocolate shop it is very likely that the items you are purchasing are made on the premises, and that the ingredients used are nearby. This makes it easyContinue reading “Chocolate Basics ~ Shopping for Pastries”
Chocolate Basics ~ Tasting Resources
Explore different resources for tasting chocolate that will help you find and identify flavours within artisan, fine, craft, and bean to bar chocolate.
Chocolate Basics ~ Shopping for Chocolates
We are going to talk a bit more about purchasing chocolate. There are so many ways to buy chocolate, so many forms it can take, so many treats, desserts, and things it can be in. Today we are going to focus on buying chocolates, truffles and or bonbons. Or a box of them! These areContinue reading “Chocolate Basics ~ Shopping for Chocolates”
Chocolate Basics ~ Tasting Chocolate
Tasting chocolate, mindfully, with intention. Explore different ways to engage all your senses in a chocolate tasting that lets you really experience bean to bar chocolate.
Chocolate Basics ~ Shopping for Chocolate
Chocolate bar wrappers, or packaging, can tell us so much about the bar inside. Here are some examples of what to look for when shopping for craft chocolate, artisan chocolate and bean to bar chocolate.
Chocolate Basics ~ Mass Production
What is in your chocolate? Does it taste like chocolate? Do you know where it came from? Things to know about mass production chocolate.
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.
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”