Chocolate adventures in Boston and beyond...

Spindler Confections in Cambridge

The Boston area’s connections to sweets runs deep. Consider the fact that the very first chocolate factory in the United States was started in Dorchester, the first roadside confectionary in the country was started in Shrewsbury, and the NECCO candy factory operated out of Cambridge for decades before relocating to Revere. Not far from the […]

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, made a very special trip […]

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 as the location of the […]

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 […]

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