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How to choose chocolate for a chocolate tasting party

One of the best parts of a chocolate tasting is choosing the chocolates—which makers, which bars, what order? Clearly, there are a lot of variables, chief among them what’s available in your area. It’s also important to think about who will be at the tasting. Are they dark chocolate connoisseurs...

Surprising places for chocolate in Vancouver

I love Vancouver, and I like to think that I know it like the back of my hand. Tell me where you are and I’ll tell you the closest chocolate shop. No joke. Just try me sometime. Thankfully, I’m still surprised by chocolatey discoveries. And lucky for you, I like...

Chocolate vocabulary lesson

I throw a lot of terms around, like “bean-to-bar” and “confection,” and I’ve never really sat down and defined what I mean by those terms. I’ve defined three words: chocolate makers, chocolate blenders, and chocolate confectioners, to the best of my ability. I’ve also listed some of my favourites in...

49th Parallel: where coffee meets chocolate

A while back, I wrote about Soma Chocolatemaker‘s microbatch bars. A few Vancouver readers mentioned that they would love to try the Dark Science Papua New Guinea bar (tastes like toast!) or the Green Tangerine bar (tastes like, erm, green tangerine). Well, huzzah! You can get select Soma bars at...

Green tangerine, where have you been all my life?

A quick Google search of “green tangerine” turns up a scrapbooking store, a spa, and a whole bunch of media companies. I just want to know where to get the damn things so I can try to reverse engineer Soma Chocolatemaker‘s green Tangerine chocolate bar. Of course, that’s silly. I don’t...