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✰Chocoscopes✰

✰Chocoscopes✰

If you’re a regular visitor to Cocoabeantown, then you know when it is Monday, it mean it’s time for your weekly Chocoscopes!  By combining traditional horoscopes with the fun one feels when selecting a chocolate from the map on a Whitman’s Sampler–you might feel like a nut one week, and...
A Treat from Paris

A Treat from Paris

One of the unexpectedly nice things about doing chocolate tours has been the fact that I have been able to make friends with so many kind and thoughtful folks that own or run businesses in Boston. One such person, Martha Fields, the owner of Gracie Finn in the South End,...
Boston and Chocolate Strong

Boston and Chocolate Strong

This weekend, we had one of the most special chocolate tours I have ever had the privilege of being involved with and leading, our Boston Strong Back Bay Chocolate Tour, to benefit the One Fund. Eighteen lovely faces joined us on what ended up being a gorgeous day to get...
Cocoa-Covered Big Apple

Cocoa-Covered Big Apple

  So I’m off on an adventure today–not in Beantown, but rather, the Big Apple! Since the Chocolate Companion had to fly to the NYC to receive an award last night, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and take a bus in to see what kinds of adventures...
Chocolate Desserts at Brasserie Jo

Chocolate Desserts at Brasserie Jo

This weekend, in celebration of my birthday, I went out to dinner with a group of dear friends with included my Chocolate Companion and my best friend who was born on National Chocolate Day. For the fourth year in row, I selected Brasserie Jo in the Colonnade Hotel in Boston...
Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! (And Happy Birthday to Me)

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! (And Happy Birthday to Me)

So today is National Chocolate Chip Day, which is also known more intimately as the day of my birth. So the story goes that years ago, when my mother was pregnant with me the doctors gave her the due date of May 1st. I, however, did not arrive on that...
Boston Strong Back Bay Chocolate Tour

Boston Strong Back Bay Chocolate Tour

Since the Marathon bombings almost a month ago, I’ve been working with Boston Chocolate Tours to put together a charity Back Bay Chocolate Tour to benefit The One Fund on Sunday, May 26, 2013. All proceeds raised from the event will benefit those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. The...
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✰Chocoscopes✰

✰Chocoscopes✰

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Even though it’s a holiday, it is Monday, and that means it’s time for your weekly Chocoscopes!  By combining traditional horoscopes with the fun one feels when selecting from the map on a Whitman’s Sampler–you might feel like a nut one week, and a fruit the next–but either way, chocolate holds...
✰Chocoscopes✰

✰Chocoscopes✰

It’s already Monday again, and that means it’s time for your weekly Chocoscopes!  By combining traditional horoscopes with the fun one feels when selecting from the map on a Whitman’s Sampler–you might feel like a nut one week, and a fruit the next–but either way, chocolate holds the key! Simply pick out your favorite piece—or...
✰Chocoscopes✰

✰Chocoscopes✰

  Another week, another set of Chocoscopes!  By combining traditional horoscopes with the fun one feels when selecting from the map on a Whitman’s Sampler–you might feel like a nut one week, and a fruit the next–but either way, chocolate holds the key! Simply pick out your favorite piece—or the one you are most in...
Mother's Day Chocolate Buying Guide

Mother’s Day Chocolate Buying Guide

Mother’s Day is FAST approaching (yes, it’s Sunday already) so let’s hope you’ve figured out what you’re going to get the woman. Just in case you haven’t (let’s be serious–I know there are a TON of procrastinators out there), here are some helpful tips for making sure that if you’re going to buy Mom  some...
In Love and Chocolate

In Love and Chocolate

Part of what makes working in the chocolate industry (whether it be doing tours or actually selling it) is that it is, by its very nature, a very happy product to be around. People generally have overwhelmingly positive feelings about it, and that is before you even come across them. On chocolate tours, I encourage...
Review: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes from Trader Joe's

Review: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes from Trader Joe’s

Few concepts in the world unite people as much as the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, at least in this country. While our European chocoholic friends still chortle at our fascination with the salty, sweet, sticky nut butter combined with the “food of the gods,” Americans know what’s up. Slightly more of a secret...
✰Chocoscopes✰

✰Chocoscopes✰

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for your weekly Chocoscopes. They combine traditional horoscopes with the fun one feels when selecting from the map on a Whitman’s Sampler–you might feel like a nut one week, and a fruit the next–but either way, chocolate holds the key! Simply pick out your favorite piece—or the one you are...
UNREAL Candy Gets the Junk Out

UNREAL Candy Gets the Junk Out

  Last night, a couple of girlfriends and I got free VIP tickets to StyleFixx at the Cyclorama, which not only included admission in to the event, but also lots of free drinks, nibbles, and swag bags on our way out. Included in the swag bags, as well as handing out samples from a table...
Celebrity Spotted Buying Chocolates on Newbury Street!

Celebrity Spotted Buying Chocolates on Newbury Street!

Want to know why you should never, ever feel guilty about eating chocolate? Because yesterday on Newbury Street, celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels was spotted at Hotel Chocolat on Newbury Street buying about $50 worth of chocolate! The super-buff star walked into the shop a little after three in the afternoon with her partner Heidi Rhoades and their...
30th Annual Chocolate Madness

30th Annual Chocolate Madness

If both your politics and your penchant for chocolate consumption ere on the liberal side of things, then you were probably at NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts 30th Anniversary of Chocolate Madness last night. The annual event is held at the Cyclorama in Boston’s South End, and features many popular restaurants, bakeries, and chocolatiers from around Boston and...
Wicked Good Cupcakes Opens in Quincy Market

Wicked Good Cupcakes Opens in Quincy Market

Tomorrow, May 1st, Wicked Good Cupcakes opens its second location, its first in Boston, in an area that receives more yearly visitors than Disney World–Quincy Market! The new addition to the plethora of cupcake shops that already inhabit the Hub brings with it their own creative spin and a bit of buzz thanks to a...
✰Chocoscopes✰

✰Chocoscopes✰

Top of the Monday to you all! We have your weekly Chocoscopes here. They combine traditional horoscopes with the fun one feels when selecting from the map on a Whitman’s Sampler–you might feel like a nut one week, and a fruit the next–but either way, chocolate holds the key! Simply pick out your favorite piece—or...