Join a Trip to Ecuador and Immerse Yourself in Chocolate

Bean to Bar, Chocolopolis, Ecuador, Travel

Join The Chocolate Squad’s Ecuador Trip April 7-14 Trip Details I recently had the pleasure of getting to know three very interesting women of chocolate at the Fine Chocolate Industry Association meeting in San Francisco. I was strolling through the “Gallery Showcase” in a hotel ballroom, and I came across a table for Conexión Chocolate. […]

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Chocolate Favorites of the Moment: CMWT Letter, January 2018

Bean to Bar, Chocolopolis, Favorites, Regional Bar Collection

We recently re-launched our Chocolate of the Month World Tour (CMWT) program after a hiatus of five years. Why such a long time? It was a wonderful program that had loyal followers, but it took a lot of work and care to make sure our members received a meaningful gift of chocolate each month. We […]

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Earn Points, Get Chocolate

Chocolopolis, Event

Chocolopolis Loyalty Program We’re launching our new loyalty program with a chance to earn chocolate. Acquire 250 points between February 1 & March 31 and receive free chocolate and the chance to win a guided chocolate tasting event for 10 people. We’re calling this our “Loyalty Launch Party”. Valentine’s Day and Easter fall within this […]

January 29, 2018

2017 Chocolate Sweet Sixteen

Chocolopolis, Sweet Sixteen

Fantasy brackets due October 3 at 5pm PDT UPDATED RESULTS BRACKET (as of 11/29/17) – The Champion The wait is finally over! We’re kicking off our third annual Chocolate Sweet Sixteen competition with the first round of blind voting on Thursday, October 5 during our weekly chocolate happy hour. How the competition works We’ve organized […]

November 29, 2017

Don’t let your biases get in the way of tasting chocolate


For our seventh Anniversary Month celebration in July, we hosted a chocolate “bracket” among sixteen bars from our craft chocolate collection. Similar to a NCAA basketball tournament or a NFL Football season, we arranged the sixteen bars into brackets, and customers could submit “fantasy brackets” in advance of the competition. The most perfect fantasy bracket, […]

July 31, 2015

Discovering the NW Chocolate Festival


Seattle is very fortunate to be home to one of the premier chocolate festivals in the world. The Northwest Chocolate Festival offers the Pacific Northwest’s devoted foodies and chocolate lovers a chance to connect with renowned chocolate experts from around the world who flock here for a weekend filled with chocolate. This year’s festival runs […]

September 29, 2014

A Visit to Hummingbird Farm in Belize


The chariot for our farm tour – a cart pulled by a tractor One of the highlights of my trip to Maya Mountain Cacao (MMC) for Taza Chocolate’s annual Chocolate Week was a day trip to Hummingbird farm in the Cayo District of Belize. The trip was a last-minute addition to our itinerary after MMC signed […]

July 21, 2014