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Short version: I'm a chocolate geek.
Long version: I’m a chocolate enthusiast / blogger who left behind common chocolate to seek out the slow melt, diverse flavors, and creative personalities of the fine chocolate world.
The first time I encountered the complex, delicate aromas, and varied textures of fine chocolate sparked a fascination, almost immediately the journey to find and fully understand and share the wonder of fine cacao began.
My hunger for learning more about every aspect of the chocolate industry takes me around the world to meet with cacao farmers, chocolate makers, shop owners, and visit chocolate events.
I’m a member of the Chocolate Aficionados Guild, participant in the Cacao Grader program, contributor to various lifestyle, cooking, and chocolate publications, and a judge for chocolate and confection competitions.
I love to travel with my family, and enjoy some form of chocolate every day.
- Northwest College of ArtVisual Communication and Interior Design
I'm making sure my brain is ready by charging it with sipping chocolate this morning!
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