• Winter

    Top Chocolate Holiday Gifts

    chocolocateteam — 6 days ago

    Winter 2

    Treat your loved ones to chocolate bliss this holiday season. Excite the taste buds of those on your Chocolat' wish list with something daring or perhaps even a little adventurous. Think outside the traditional chocolates box and have a little fun, exploring artisan chocolate in wacky flavors from local Chocolatiers from 16 cities around the world.

    Holiday Bow
    Choco-locate, the first comprehensive Chocolate iPhone app has hit the pavement to give you a choice of gourmet chocolates made or sourced by artisan chocolatiers.

    Chocolate, ChocolateDelivery, ChocolateShops, FairTrade, Holidays

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  • Artisan chocolate

    Drum roll please...

    chocolocateteam — 2 weeks ago

    Have your say

    Is chocolate good for you?

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    • I am not sure

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    • Yes!

      100%

    Newsflash- chocolate doesn't make you fat! I met a wonderful chocolatier Simone Marie, from Simone Marie Belgian Chocolate who laughs in the face of the North American notion that chocolate makes you fat. She explains to me that in Belgium this is definitely not the mentality.

    Cacao, ChocolateFacts, DarkChocolate, HillaryBlog

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  • Pod

    From Bean to Bar, Chocolate Can be Produced Ethically

    chocolocateteam — 3 weeks ago

    This week's blog is provided by our friends at ChocoSol. ChocoSol creates a chocolate food that energizes and nourishes the soul. They combine socially just practices and a sense of community. Chrystal is a Pastry Chef/Chocolatier/Community Food Educator at Chocosol.

    ChocoSol Loft
    The cacao and coffee industries are the fastest growing in the world, meaning these commodities are in huge demand. You probably have at least one of these things in your daily diet but do you consider where it’s coming from?

    chocolocateteam, FairTrade, FairTradeChocolate, RawChocolate, RawFood

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Choco-locate in the Media

Choco-locate in Ontario Business Report

When award winning filmmaker Lalita Krishna was in Silver Springs, Maryland, pitching PBS on her new documentary "Semi-sweet," she found herself in a mall looking for some of the sweet stuff to take to the meeting. That's when she had a "light-bulb moment" about the perfect "transmedia" extension to her documentary about "the world of chocolate," which she was proposing to shoot at locations in Africa, Europe, the US and Canada. To read more click here.

Semisweet on the Radio

  • Listen to Director Michael Allcock speak about the film on 570 News Kitchener Waterloo click here.

  • Check out Ron and Nadine being interviewed live on Moose FM 93.5 Radio

  • Tune in live on June 6th to Haliburton Radio (Canoe 100.9 FM)

  • Tune in live on June 8th to the CBC's Lang/O'leary show

Semisweet in the Press

Semisweet in the Globe and Mail

Michael

'Film tells the not-so-sweet side of chocolate'

What do you think of when you think of chocolate? Decadence? Dieting? An industry rife with exploitation and labour abuses?

Toronto director Michael Allcock offers a peek at the various sides of chocolate in the new documentary Semisweet: Life In Chocolate, airing on TVO on June 6. The film tells four stories – of Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis, two raw food enthusiasts; of employees who live and work in Hershey, Pa., known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth” and more. To read more click here.

Did you know?

Chocolate is rich in phenolics, the same heart protective antioxidants found in wine. Indulgence? I call it self preservation!

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