Chocolate adventures in Boston and beyond...

Former New England Patriot Turned Chocolatier Darryl Haley

Many chocolate makers and chocolatiers find their way to the world of chocolate through very different means. Prior career paths can include everything from financial analysts, teachers, doctors, environmental scientists, and sometimes even former professional football players. At least that’s the story for Darryl Haley, who was an offensive lineman for the New England Patriots […]

Corporate Chocolate Tasting Events for Team Builders and Company Gatherings

  We love running chocolate tours in Boston, but that’s just one of the ways we try to help broaden folks’ appreciation of chocolate. We also offer a variety of chocolate tasting events and experiences, sometimes with the chocolate serving as its own exploration, and other times as an element in a pairing–such as chocolate […]

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 […]