SEPTEMBER 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 September 2018 Issue.


Chocolate Offer: Cao Chocolates

In Focus -- Fine & Raw

Chocolate One-on-One with Victoria Cooksey: Hazel Lee

In Focus -- Cao Chocolates

Avocado Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Chocolate News: The chocolate beer winners from this year’s Great American Beerfest, book a chocolate cabin, and a new high quality chocolate snack hits the shelves

Editor's Corner -- Fallen Leaves Dancing...

Chocolate Calendar

On the Cover / Credits


Cao Chocolates – In Focus Preview

Cao Chocolates – In Focus Preview

Welcome to Miami where warm (sometimes turbulent) breezes go hand-in-hand with delicious cacao. Ricardo Trillos, co-owner and chocolate maker at Cao Chocolates, takes us on a lil’ journey into his chocolate life… and reveals why Cao Chocolates is unlike any other chocolate company in the U.S.

Fine and Raw Chocolate: In Focus

Fine and Raw Chocolate: In Focus

Straight outta Brooklyn, welcome to Fine & Raw Chocolate, and enjoy the entertaining back story of its founder Daniel Sklaar, who began his chocolate journey in South Africa before moving to the States, leaving a path of destroyed spatulas in his wake??!?

Hazel Lee: Chocolate One-on-One with Victoria Cooksey Preview

Hazel Lee: Chocolate One-on-One with Victoria Cooksey Preview

Have you ever thought about flavor in terms of color? A hint of raspberry hits your palette, you close your eyes and visualize… which color on the spectrum? Victoria Cooksey interviews Hazel Lee, creator of the innovative Taste with Colour® Chocolate Tasting Flavour Map, a simple and approachable tool used to identify more flavors in chocolate through colors.

Cao Chocolates Offer

Cao Chocolates Offer

If it felt like a long summer to you without chocolate freely flowing into your mailbox, you’re not alone! So, without further ado, we’re ecstatic to introduce our first chocolate offer of the Fall season: The Cao Chocolates Bean-to-Bar Four Pack!

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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