Yes, NYC based...However, for some reason I was thinking you were in Santa Cruz from previous email. Maybe you were out visiting. Anyway, I've tried 4 flavors and looking forward to more as I can find them locally. best ccd
Hope you're doing well. I'm throwing a chocolate-related event in downtown Palo Alto, Sun., June 7, from 2-5 p.m. I'll try to include gnosis in the sampling. Let me know if you think you can make it; would be fun to meet local chocolate lifers. -- best ccd
Thx Sarah. Yes, today I enjoyed more than 950 consecutive days of eating different chocolates. And there are so many yet to go/and or create! I've tried a variety of dairy-free chocolates and/or dishes. Some are better than others. Let me know if you have favorites I may not have tried.
Believe me, I would love to but the reviewers site is down at the moment, and I don't know when it'll be back up. Hopefully soon because I have some other bars I want to review, such as Amano's Jembrana and the Taza line. Would you say this is your favorite Sao Tome chocolate to date?
That's a good question. The factory might already be closed now, I know it only had a few months left. But I think I booked it through one of the few English tour companies in Moscow, that was one of the few tours they offered. It was through "Patriarshy Dom Tours" spelled just that way.
Yes unfortunately its a long way off, but until then maybe we can share our wrapper collections thru this website! I'll be posting them periodically from my collection- really exotic, foreign, unusual and rare ones will be fun to share- can you share yours too?
I agree- finding an ethnic area with lots of their own little import groceries (like Russian or Polish etc...) is so fun- I was surprised to find a good handful of Eatern European shops here in Tampa/St. Pete with a very large/diverse choc selection! Also Italian neighborhoods are great....
Ill be in NYC for the Nov. Choc Show for sure (and to see Wicked!)
Maybe we can meet there?
This is why I love this webiste- to meet others of like mind- and confirm im not the only one out there collecting Choc wrappers from around the world! I have thousands, have been collecting for many many years, and unless i already have it i CANNOT throw a choc bar wrapper away! they are all lovingly cared for in scrap books- I also collect pics of choc shops and magazine ads. I just love the Presentation of choc, how diff companies market it - I was going to major in Advertising but chose the travel biz instead! So I travel for cheap to visit all the choc shops i can!