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”

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 – 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”

Memorable Chocolate Moments from 2022

2022 was a year of many things, and chocolate was often part of conversations, travel, adventures, dinners, desserts, and art. I made a Memorable Moments printable pdf that I shared for everyone over on the Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers Patreon page in case you want to print it out and put some of yourContinue reading “Memorable Chocolate Moments from 2022”

A Chocoholic goes to Calgary part two ~ chocolate

I visited Calgary in 2022 and made sure to check out some local chocolate. Here is what I found, from stores, chocolate makers, chocolatiers and all sorts of amazing chocolate.

Hot Chocolate III

Ah, Chocolate. Here we are at part three about hot chocolate.  The first two parts focused on making the hot chocolate simply, easily, and so that it tasted delicious. Now we are going to move on to elevating it even more by adding toppings.  Finding the right topping for your hot chocolate can make itContinue reading “Hot Chocolate III”

A Chocoholic goes to Calgary, part one ~ hot chocolate.

Exploring Calgary one hot chocolate at a time. Recent travels had me spending time in Calgary and enjoying the Calgary Hot Chocolate Festival.

Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers

Wow, hard to believe that one year ago I was getting ready to launch Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers.  Waiting to see if it would be a thing.  Nervous, anxious, but mostly super excited. What is Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers?  Simply put, it is a monthly subscription that celebrates all things chocolate through artContinue reading “Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers”

Hot Chocolate

Tips and Recipes ~ Part 1 If you follow me over on Instagram, you may know that I start each day with hot chocolate. Yep, everyday. #ChocolateForBreakfast  I’m going to share some recipes, some ideas, and some ways to get you excited to start your days with chocolate as well. Most of the world startContinue reading “Hot Chocolate”