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    Wacky Chocolate Flavours

    chocolocateteam — 1 year ago

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    What the wackiest chocolate combo you have tasted?

    • Lemongrass

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    • Bacon

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    • Scotch

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    • Mushroom

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    • Sea Salt

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    A new generation of chocolate flavours are popping up behind truffle counters in North America. So long are the plain Jane days of chocolate and peanut butter. Hello, to lemongrass, smoky meat flavours, lavender, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, potato chips and did I mention bacon? But these flavors are not for kids. Artisan chocolatiers are making these wacky combinations for a classy crowd and infusing bars that definitely go outside the traditional chocolate box.

    Here are just a few that caught our eye:

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    Macho Chocolate for Dad

    chocolocateteam — 3 years ago

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    Would you give Dad chocolates this Father's Day?

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    Chocolate just got a whole lot more manly. With flavours like bacon, beer, pretzel, Bourbon, peanut-butter-jelly, burnt butter and whiskey becoming popular among chocolate combos it IS the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s day.

    Now I know what your thinking, ‘chocolate is for the ladies’. Although milk is popular among females, studies suggest that dark chocolate is especially popular among men. Go figure Dad leans towards the dark side, but dark chocolate is what we know best! And there is tons to choose from that are macho enough for the guy who mows the lawn, sharpens power tools and taught you how to ride your bike.

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    A Week of Attention!

    chocolocateteam — 4 years ago

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    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

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    "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

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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

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'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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