Chocolate is about so much more than just a quick sugar hit, it is a language of it’s own. The right blend of chocolate can help us to understand different cultures, through flavor. Chocolate is one of those unique foods that can be paired with almost anything! From fruit to nuts, spices and even vegetables!

In my teens I became obsessed with the idea of travelling. The endless possibilities, meeting new people, and the opportunity to re-invent myself in every city I would visit. When I was 18 I left to start my big adventure. The local cuisine has always been a big part of how I experienced a new place, with desserts being a ‘must have’ whenever I was eating out. (And they still are now that I am an adult.)

As I get older, and busier, I have come to realise that food is more about quality then quantity. It is about enjoying a meal with those you love and experiencing new flavours. When it comes to chocolate, New Zealand has been very lucky, as many new artisan chocolatiers and chocolate makers have popped up over the last few years. Chocolatiers and chocolate makers around the country have introduced us to a wide range of new flavours and experiences.

I love trying out the new flavour combinations that I never would have thought of, the combination of different textures and colours, the possibilities are endless.

So as I tour my way around New Zealand’s wonderful chocolate, I hope you will join me. There are different subscription levels and frequencies to choose from, or you could even buy them as a gift for a fellow chocolate lover!

 

Me visiting my family in The Netherlands, Feb 2018, enjoying my favourite Dutch chocolate drink.