NW Chocolate Festival: Welcome to the Chocolate Revolution

Cultivators of the craft chocolate movement descended on Seattle in early October for the 6th annual Northwest Chocolate Festival, a convergence of artisan makers showcasing their passions to be enjoyed by industry peers and tasted by an eager public attending by the thousands. One highlight example of the connections and conversations occurring across a wide range of […]

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What Your Chocolate Says About Farmer Voice, Agency, and Marketing

This piece isn’t about Hershey’s, Cargill, Nestle, nor any other mass producers of chocolate flavored candy. It isn’t about the rampant cacao slavery in West Africa, or even about the farmer’s implicit invisibility in modern Mega-Bulk cacao trading. I’m talking about our chocolate champions, the Dandelions and the TCHOs, masters of taste and fair trade […]

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