For centuries, chocolate has been used as a natural mood booster. From ancient times when emperors sipped on cacao concoctions to give their libidos a boost to modern...
In November 2020 I visited Kristine at The Chocolate Barn in Waipu. Their property is hidden away like a secret chocolate paradise, and I loved every minute I spend there!
The Chocolate Barn has got...
The Foundry Chocolate holds a special place in my heart. I met David during the 2019 Chocolate & Coffee show in Auckland. It was David’s chocolate that first allowed me to experience...
This recipe is my favourite and easiest way to make bonbons. There is no need to worry about specific temperatures or fancy equipment, leave that to the experts, instead just have fun...
Having special dietary requirement or being told you are sensitive to certain foods can really turn your life upside down. Suddenly you have to figure out what the...
I cannot help but to make noises from delight when I eat some of
the products from She Universe! Having won multiple awards for the last few
years, you know that Janette and her...
With the current situation being what it is, Easter is looking
like a very different holiday right now. The dreaded ‘’C’’ word has thrown our
lives upside down, so how do you celebrate Easter...
We talk a lot about chocolate makers and chocolatiers at The Chocolate Tour, but aren't they the same thing? Well, no. So what's the difference between a chocolate maker and a chocolatier?
Is there any gift that is more universal or versatile
We don’t think so.
For centuries, chocolate has been a symbol of luxury,
If you’ve ever bitten into a chocolate-dipped
strawberry or enjoyed munching on a handful of potato chips while you partake
in a bar of chocolate, you know the joys of pairing chocolate with other
While there is nothing wrong with simply snacking on
some mouthwatering, quality artisanal chocolate, there’s a whole other world of
chocolatey potential awaiting you if you decide to use chocolate in your
Few foods in the world evoke the emotional reaction that chocolate bars do. For centuries, chocolate has been considered a “naughty but nice” treat. A rich, creamy, sweet confectionery used to reward,...