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 […]

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 […]

Connecticut Chocolate: Sweet Cioccolata

While I was back home in Connecticut, I wanted to make sure I stopped in at the little chocolate shop near the center of town called Sweet Cioccolata. Sweet Cioccolata has been in town for over 10 years now, and is owned by Rachel Ceste, a longtime chocolate enthusiast who started making chocolates as a hobby while attending cooking […]