Archives — Choco

  • Smoothies

    Peanut Butter and Mint Smoothies, Oh My!

    chocolocateteam — 2 years ago

    Bars

    If Rheo Thompson Candies could figure out how to bottle the scent of chocolate in their store they’d make millions. Until then they’ll stick to making candies and chocolate. The aroma upon entering their store is intoxicating; you’d be crazy not to leave with a box full of your favorite chocolate fix.

    Choco, ChocolateShops, GourmetChocolate

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    Celebrity Chocolate Gawking

    hillary — 3 years ago

    Have your say

    Which Star is the Biggest Chocoholic?

    • Brad Pitt

      16%

    • Ryan Gosling

      0%

    • Johnny Depp

      33%

    • Elizabeth Olsen

      0%

    • Ellen Page

      50%

    The upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and its extensive array of celeb gawking opportunities (HI BRAD) got me thinking…if I was new to the city and looking for a sweet treat to give to my uber famous director- how would I know where to go? Besides if I am a celeb I am probably on some crazy diet and can only eat vegan chocolate or if I am Angelina (hey, I girl can dream OK) I will only purchase fair trade. Don’t worry Angie, Choco-locate has got you covered. Download the Choco-locate app and volà, an entire listing of artisan, vegan and fair trade chocolate in Toronto. Sorry for the shameless plug but listen here…

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  • Truffles

    The Beanermunky Chocolate Experience

    chocolocateteam — 3 years ago

    BM Shop

    Whether it’s Fathers Day, quirky gifts day, or just plain old mustache envy, The Beanermunky Chocolate Experience has got your upper lip covered- with chocolate root beer moustaches. Indulge in a chocolate selection ranging from the wacky to the decadent. Moustaches not your style? Then why not try the marshmallow madness or even a divine truffle from classic to exotic. The Beanermunky will have you going bananas in no time with it’s whimsical and harmonist approach to scrumptious, fair trade chocolate.

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    As you might have guessed ‘Beanermunky’ is not actually a type of monkey but the combination of chocolatier, Lori Eisenberger son’s childhood nicknames. Now adults, these gentlemen are constantly reminded of the motherly love between a mother and her sons. Lori laughs, “Our oldest son Jacob had the nickname ‘Beaner’ and our younger son Mathew had the nickname ‘Munky’.” And you thought your mother pulling out the childhood family album was embarrassing.

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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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