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”

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”

Welcoming 2022 and all it brings

Happy new year! It’s 2022 and I am feeling refreshed after a few weeks of cozy at-home time to begin the year.  I am not sure what 2022 will hold but I look forward to chocolate and art journeys as the year progresses. 2021 was an odd year.  The first year I worked just fromContinue reading “Welcoming 2022 and all it brings”

Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments

These cacao pods made an appearance earlier this week as one of the items in the Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers envelopes, but you can make them easily at home! Materials needed: Cardstock or a chocolate bar wrapper A needle Embroidery Floss Scissors A small hole punch or an awl and a hammer (and maybeContinue reading “Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments”

3D Paper Cacao Pod Ornament

These paper cacao pod ornaments are a fun and bright addition to any holiday decor. Hang them on your Christmas tree or along your mantle. Bundle a few together in a bunch to hang in a archway. They are simple and easy to make, let the kids help! Materials Needed: Printable sheet for template PaperContinue reading “3D Paper Cacao Pod Ornament”

Tis the season… for making fun Christmas ornaments!

Last year I did a series of DIY blog posts about making ornaments and holiday decorations from reused and upcycled chocolate bar wrappers. I know that I have a ton of chocolate bar wrappers sitting around my office.  Some of them are just so beautiful and I wanted to find a way to use them,Continue reading “Tis the season… for making fun Christmas ornaments!”

100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers

Hard to believe we are up to 50 items in my goal to highlight 10 holiday gift ideas each week for the next 6 weeks that you and your chocolate loving friends will enjoy.  There are so many great gift ideas for anyone who enjoys chocolate, here are ten more ideas. 41 Social Enterprise EastContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”