Archives — 6 / 2012

  • Soma Truffles

    The asked-for and long-awaited Chocolate Tour

    hillary — 5 years ago

    Tasty Tours is at it again with their second tour hitting the Toronto pavement, this time a chocolate tour of the ever trendy, Trinity Bellwoods strip. Toronto foodies can expect to wet their whistles on all things chocolate, from facts to fondue there’s something chocolate for everyone. These shoes are made for walking and this belly needs to be full! Chocoholics unite (insert three long strides, jump, high five)!

    Soma Clusters
    Audrey Ooi is the girl genius behind Tasty Tours and believe me she has done her homework. If you think you know your chocolate, think again. Audrey is full of tasty facts, letting chocolate lovers in on how chocolate is made from bean to bar.

    Cacao, Chocolate, ChocolateFacts, ChocolateTour, Cocoa, HillaryBlog

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  • The Royal 2

    A Week of Attention!

    chocolocateteam — 5 years ago

    the Royal

    What an incredible week! The 'Semisweet: Life in Chocolate' premier on TVO on Wednesday, June 6th, was heralded with unprecedented media coverage. You seem to have liked our 360 approach of a documentary with an app and a website filled with resources.

    This is just the beginning. We will continue to build consumer awareness and create chocolate communities one city at a time. And as always we welcome and look forward to your feedback.

    Here is just some of what the press has been saying:

    "App and documentary help chocolate fans get an ethical fix,” - Toronto Star

    "A deep look at the dark side of chocolate," - Toronto Sun

    “Beautiful & Bittersweet. Transports us by means of stunning cinematography, evocative music and, most important, a carefully crafted tale.” - Marion Kane, Food Sleuth

    Cacao, Chocolate, ChocolateInformation, ChocolateShops, chocolocateteam, HotChocolate, Semisweet, ShopChoco

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  • Africa

    First Impressions P.2- Africa

    michael — 5 years ago

    I’d never been to Africa until my first visit in May 2009. This was in Burkina Faso, a small – relatively unknown – country in West Africa. Less than a year later, I returned – this time to Mali. It’s there that we did the majority of filming for Semisweet. Most of my time was spent in the southernmost part of the country – the Sikasso Region.

    Chocolate, documentary, FairTrade, FairTradeChocolate, MichaelBlog, RawChocolate

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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


'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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