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Winnipeg welcomes Aschenti Cocoa

There’s a new kid on the block in the Winnipeg chocolate scene. Aschenti Cocoa had its Grand Opening on December 17, 2016, and introduced itself as the only chocolate maker in Manitoba to grow...

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the many flavours of Montreux

In the last couple of posts, I introduced you to some of the cultural and historical highlights I had while experiencing Montreux, Switzerland. In this week’s post, it’s all about the many flavours of...

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exploring Montreux

I promise to share a taste of Montreux in the next post. I’ve been distracted by the fascinating history and culture of this magical place. To be honest, the blog writes itself. I am only the...

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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...