It’s hard to believe that next year marks my third anniversary as Executive Director of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA). My career path is different from most of the nearly 300 members of our organization. I don’t have a background in culinary arts or chocolate making, nor as a pastry chef. I do, however, […]
My October 6 blog post about Fine Chocolate Gift Ideas for Halloween received so much positive feedback that I wanted to share a “Part 2” listing of gift ideas for a safe Halloween 2020. Fine chocolate is a truly great alternative to supermarket candy. There is still time to make purchases online so you will be ready for October […]
Fine chocolate companies, like other business sectors, have been negatively impacted by COVID19 in 2020. Prior to the pandemic, craft chocolate makers such as Dandelion Chocolate, Fruition Chocolate Works, French Broad Chocolates, and LetterPress Chocolates were seeing a strong growth in demand. Mark Hamstra, a regular contributor to the Speciality Food Association (SFA), wrote about this in a […]
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