Chocolatour with Doreen Pendgracs | Chocolate Adventurist and Wizard of Words Blog

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meet me in Montreux

I grew up listening to the music of Deep Purple, and the song “Smoke on the Water” resonated through my head when I heard I was going to Montreux, the charming Swiss city on the...

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a visit to Cailler Chocolate in Broc

My 2016 Chocolatour of Switzerland took me to the village of Broc, where Cailler is headquartered. In North America, we are quite unfamiliar with the brand of Cailler chocolate. But in Switzerland, Cailler is a...

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The Travel Book

I recently had the great pleasure of receiving a review copy of the third edition of The Travel Book courtesy of Raincoast Books. This colourful travel book offers you a contemporary “journey through every...

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celebrating the best chocolate treats

Happy Hallowe’en! Hallowe’en week is all about the enjoyment of treats and chocolate candy. Most of you know I don’t eat commercial chocolate candy as it is laced with far too much white sugar...

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Swiss chocolate travel to Gruyeres

No other country lives and breathes chocolate like Switzerland. The Swiss are among the highest consumers of chocolate in the world, consuming an average of 9.1 kilograms (more than 20 pounds) of chocolate per...

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Ottawa–the eclectic Canadian capital

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving. With everything going on in the world right now (natural disasters, terrorism, and the pending American election) I think many of us Canadians are extremely thankful right now that...

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chocolate tour of Ottawa

One of the best ways to discover the chocolate hot spots of any destination is to find out whether there is a local chocolate lover’s tour. I was thrilled to be invited on the...