January 2017 Issue Preview



  • In Focus: Hadara Slok, Rawclates
  • The Ethical Bean: Big Chocolate’s Ugly Secret
  • On the Chocolate Regular — Taza Chocolate
  • Chocolate Calendar
  • Chocolate News: Four Trends for 2017 and a Chocolate Supplement?
  • Cocktail of the Month: Divine Cocoa Smoke
  • Chocolate University: Meet Theobroma
  • The Chocolate Channel — The Dark Side of Chocolate

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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 January 2017 Issue.


Big Chocolate’s Ugly Secret

Big Chocolate’s Ugly Secret

In Ghana and the Ivory Coast, roughly 2.6 million children work in the cocoa fields, and nearly all of the children, over 2 million, work as child laborers. Almost every single one of these children work in hazardous conditions as well…

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Taza Chocolate Preview

Taza Chocolate Preview

This month we showcase Taza’s chocolates — relatively easy to find, but still rare in their exquisite taste — and its founder, Alex Whitmore. Single Origin Bars, Amaze Bars, Chocolate Mexicano Discs, and more…

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In Focus: Rawclates Preview

In Focus: Rawclates Preview

Discover the inspiring story of Rawclates, where a sidelining surgery and serendipity combined to create some of the most unique and healthy chocolates in the world. You won’t want to miss this story, and don’t miss the inaugural chocolate offer either, as our Rawclates special ends mid-January!

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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 http://www.walkamileproject.com, to learn how his nonprofit is currently tackling the controversy surrounding GMOs (genetically modified organisms in our food supply).

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