April 2017 Issue Preview



  • In Focus: Cadence Chocolates
  • Cocktail of the Month: Cadbury Creme Egg Cocktail
  • Marisa’s Chocolate Adventure: More Than Just a Label (Part 2)
  • Chocolate Channel — Make Your Own Chocolate Eggs
  • In Focus: Bija Chocolates
  • The Cadbury Wars — When Subpar Chocolate Collides
  • Chocolate News: 3D Chocolate and the Best Hawaiian Cacao
  • Chocolate Calendar

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NOTE: We publish multiple blog posts previews for each issue, to give you an idea of what you’ll find inside.  Scroll down below to see which posts we’ve already published for the April 2017 Issue.


BIJA Chocolate – In Focus Preview

If you’re taking a stroll through Bellingham, Washington, you might stumble upon a hidden treasure – BIJA Chocolates. Yes, BIJA, the word is actually Sanskrit for “seed”. If you’re into yoga, Yogapedia says “bija is a metaphor for the starting point or origin of all creation…”

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In Focus – Cadence Chocolates

Our first of two In Focus features in the April issue, here Melissa Santos brings you up close and personal on her journey to Cadence Chocolates, where the flavors often originate from Melissa’s own memories and past adventures, love songs to a place and time…

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Julie’s Beet Chocolate Offer

Cacao Prieto Organic – Single Origin 72% Dark Pecan & Sour Cherry Bark, Rococo Chocolates Praline Quail Eggs, Undone Chocolate Artisinal Cacao Tea, Rococo Chocolates Fizzy Raspberry White Chocolate Artisan Bar, Palette De Bine Ecuador Camino Verde 85%, Rococo Chocolates Chili Pepper Dark Chocolate Artisan Bar.

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The Cadbury Wars Preview

If you’re somewhat familiar with the Cadbury Crème Egg, your first response might be “Don’t you mean eggs?”, since there are now two kinds, British and American? Indeed I do, and there’s even more to this egg-ceptional story than meets the yolk…

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About The Author

Eric Battersby

Experienced writer, indie filmmaker (Hollywood 27 and Change The World Films), and best-selling Kindle author, Eric has this to say about Chocolate Connoisseur: “Our goal is to not only help create a strong community of enlightened chocolate lovers, connecting them with passionate chocolatiers and chocolate makers, it’s to also help the chocolate industry rise up and do the right thing by its cacao farmers and everyone else. Just like what I do as a filmmaker, I want us to do our part here to change the world. We’re not just building a magazine -- I think that’s part of being a responsible media company, and I think our readers completely embrace the concept as well..” For Eric's other life as an activist filmmaker, visit http://www.walkamileproject.com, to learn how his nonprofit is currently tackling the controversy surrounding GMOs (genetically modified organisms in our food supply).

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