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

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surviving the impact of cancer

I was first touched by the impact of cancer in 1969 when my mother was diagnosed with cancer of the kidney. One of her kidneys was removed and we waited to see what would...

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Swiss chocolate travel to Vevey

Last fall, I had the pleasure of being invited on a Swiss chocolate tour with Alpenwild, specialists in Swiss travel tours. Alpenwild is one of the few companies that actually offers chocolate tours as...

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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...