AUGUST 2018 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 2018 Issue.


In Focus: Cholaca


Chocolate One-on-One with Victoria Cooksey: Nathan Hodge


Guajillo Chile Flan Recipe


Chocolate News: Endangered Species Launches New Bar and Sweepstakes, The Big Chocolate Show Returns to NYC, and... Sugarpova?


Inside Chocolate -- Munay


Editor's Corner -- An August Moon...


Chocolate Calendar


On the Cover / Credits



Munay – Inside Chocolate Preview

Munay – Inside Chocolate Preview

Brand new associate writer Fernanda Bravo introduces you to award-winning Munay, the first bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Chile. Meet Paulo Costa Del Rio and Bernardita Almarza, the two person team who, using heirloom cacao beans from Ecuador, now craft Chile’s finest chocolate…

Nate Hodge: Chocolate One-on-One with Victoria Cooksey Preview

Nate Hodge: Chocolate One-on-One with Victoria Cooksey Preview

In August’s Chocolate One-on-One, Victoria Cooksey interviews Nate Hodge as they discuss his new book, “The Art and Craft of Chocolate: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Selecting, Preparing and Enjoying Artisan Chocolate at Home”, published just this month. From his own story, to Raaka Chocolate, to the new book, and even to how you might be the first to find the world’s still-undiscovered greatest cacao, you will love Nate’s positivity as he shares his knowledge.

Cholaca: In Focus

Cholaca: In Focus

Rene Zimbelman takes you into the crazy chocolate world of Cholaca, where you’ll follow the fun life journey of founder and CEO Ira Leibtag, all the way from classically trained pianist to the outstanding chocolate maker we love today (as do Firefly and Cacoco). Don’t miss this one!

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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