December 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 December 2017 Issue.


25% Discount on the Holiday Chocolate Shop

On the Chocolate Regular: Holiday Chocolate 2017

In Focus: Madécasse

Marisa's Chocolate Adventure: Northwest Chocolate Festival

Recipe of the Month: Madécasse Chocolate Truffles

Ask a Chocolate Expert with David Menkes

Editor's Corner -- And the LetterPress Chocolate Peru Bar Winner is...

Chocolate News

Chocolate Calendar

On the Cover / Credits


Madécasse Chocolate: In Focus

Madécasse Chocolate: In Focus

From New Jersey to Scotland to Madagascar, follow the journey of Madécasse co-founder Tim McCollum from aspiring baseball player, to the Peace Corps, to one of the great difference makers not only in the chocolate world, but in the country of Madagascar as well…

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Holiday Chocolate 2017 – Chocolate Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Chocolate 2017 – Chocolate Stocking Stuffers

This holiday season, your choices include four holiday bars from Theo Chocolate (still the holiday chocolate king), three bars from Endangered Species Chocolate, and one from Tony’s Chocolonely. We also spotted Little Secrets Dark Chocolate Candies (an actually edible M&M-like candy) pretty much everywhere as well, and we’ll briefly mention three more bars from Chuao Chocolatier to “wrap” it all up…

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Holiday Chocolate Shop 2017

Holiday Chocolate Shop 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Holiday Chocolate Shop, a one-stop shop for holiday chocolate and chocolate-related items, where we bring back earlier participants over the past year, give you great holiday season deals (with your 10% or 25% off discounts), and we donate up to 10% to Enliven Cacao, a nonprofit…

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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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