August 2017 Issue Preview


NOTE: We publish multiple blog posts previews for each issue, to give you an idea of what you’ll find inside. Scroll down below to see which posts we’ve already published for the August 2017 Issue.


Marisa’s Chocolate Adventure — Goin' Back to Cali

Ask a Chocolate Expert with David Menkes

Chocolate University: Fighting for Gender Equality in the Chocolate Supply Chain -- Part Two

Recipe of the Month: Mole Poblano

In Focus: Cultura Chocolate

Editor’s Corner — Female Empowerment

Chocolate Calendar

Chocolate News

On the Cover / Credits


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33 Books Offer

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In Focus: Cultura Craft Chocolate

In Focus: Cultura Craft Chocolate

In August’s free article, we introduce Denver chocolate company Cultura Craft Chocolate, the passion of owner Damaris Ronkanen. “Chocolate-making is a love letter to my heritage, a way of connecting my hometown of Denver with my family traditions in Mexico…”

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Chocolate University – August 2017 Preview

Chocolate University – August 2017 Preview

Rene Zimbelman returns for part two in her three-part series on the issues facing women within the cacao supply chain. This time, we bring to light various companies and organizations making efforts to address the gender inequality issue. Surprisingly, the “big” chocolate companies that we, as chocolate connoisseurs, don’t typically buy from, are actually addressing the issue to varying degrees…

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About The Author

Eric Battersby

Experienced writer, indie filmmaker (Hollywood 27 and Change The World Films), and best-selling Kindle author, Eric has this to say about Chocolate Connoisseur: “Our goal is to not only help create a strong community of enlightened chocolate lovers, connecting them with passionate chocolatiers and chocolate makers, it’s to also help the chocolate industry rise up and do the right thing by its cacao farmers and everyone else. Just like what I do as a filmmaker, I want us to do our part here to change the world. We’re not just building a magazine -- I think that’s part of being a responsible media company, and I think our readers completely embrace the concept as well..” For Eric's other life as an activist filmmaker, visit, to learn how his nonprofit is currently tackling the controversy surrounding GMOs (genetically modified organisms in our food supply).

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