Archives — 4 / 2013

  • Walkers Sea Salt

    Expanding the Pallets of Die-Hard Tiger Cat Fans

    hillary — 4 years ago

    Walkers Chocolates

    This quaint family run shop in Hamilton has been expanding the tastes of die-hard Tiger-Cat fans one chocolate at a time. Store manager Lori Rees, slyly leaves chocolate teases out on the counter to convert typical Mars bar eaters into sea salt caramel fanatics. In case you were wondering, it’s a touchdown!

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  • Gem

    A Real Vancouver Gem !

    chocolocateteam — 4 years ago

    Berry Blue Creme

    Gem Chocolates are a cut above the rest. There is something special in each bite of these rich and fresh delights. Besides with organic, fair trade and rainforest alliance certified chocolates, you can feel good about this chocolate luxury.

    Owner and Chocolatier, Glenn Knowles thinks every person should be pampered in a little chocolate bliss. “Chocolate is an affordable luxury within reach for most everyone,” explains Knowles. “We produce a high quality product, using the best ingredients we can find.” That means these chocolate gems are filled with a ganache of natural ingredients like fresh lemons, limes, oranges and vanilla beans- yum!

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  • Artful Treats for Chocolate Lovers

    chocolocateteam — 4 years ago

    ChocolaTas Selection of Truffles

    ChocolaTas is a chocolate oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Granville Island Market in Vancouver. Glass cases exhibit exquisite, artful treats made with Belgian chocolate. There really is something for all chocolate lovers ranging from nuts, liquor and vegan options.

    ChocolaTas was started by Wim Tas after he immigrated to Canada. He had trained in Belgium at Maison Wittamer and brought his craft to share with lucky Vancouverites. The company has two locations serving Abbotsford and the Granville Island market.

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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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