The Chocolate Journal

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  • Hello Chocolate at Tuck Studio | World's Best Chocolate in Canada

    Hello Chocolate Pop-up at Tuck Studio

    When we relocated Hello Chocolate's operations from Singapore to the vibrant and rapidly developing region of Atlantic Canada, our goal was to demonstrate that one doesn't need to be situated in New York, Toronto, or Montreal to enjoy a fantastic lifestyle and establish an inspiring business.
  • Americas Best Chocolate 2023

    Americas Best Chocolate 2023

    Hello Chocolate is delighted to unveil the 2023 Americas Bean-to-Bar and Craft Chocolatier Competition winners of The International Chocolate Awards, determined through remote judging by the global team of judges and Grand Jury during the summer of 2023.
  • The Best European Chocolate 2023

    The Best European Chocolate 2023

    In the world of fine chocolates, every bite is a moment of indulgence, a taste of craftsmanship, and a testament to the passion of artisans dedicated to their craft. The International Chocolate Awards have long been at the forefront of recognizing the best of the best in the chocolate industry. In 2023, the European Competition held in Florence, Italy, brought together a panel of experts to judge and celebrate the finest chocolates from these regions. Hello Chocolate is delighted to present the winners of this prestigious competition, showcasing the top European chocolates that have tantalized taste buds and captured hearts.
  • The Best Chocolate in the World 2022

    The Best Chocolate in The World 2022 

    International Chocolate Awards was an undeniable authority in finding the best fine chocolate from around the world made from the best cacao. It was founded in 2012 and now it's the most reliable award you can use as guidance for navigating an exciting craft chocolate industry. We simply refer to it as the Chocolate Oscar. 
  • Dark Chocolate Without Heavy Metals

    All You Need to Know About Heavy Metals in Your Chocolate

    Once upon a time, before the mystical revelation by Consumer Reports on that fateful December 15, 2022, the only metals that truly rocked our world were the enchanting beats of the Japanese heavy metal sensation, BABYMETAL, conjuring their irresistible tune 'Gimme Chocolate.' Little did we know, a different kind of metal symphony was about to unfold – one involving lead and cadmium lurking in the shadows of our beloved dark chocolate.
  • Luxury Chocolate Brands

    Hello Chocolate: Delivering on the Promise of Luxury

    Let’s start with the term “luxury”. By definition, luxury is rooted in the highest quality and exclusivity. In the era of constant informational bombardment by all sorts of luxury chocolate experts, it is becoming more and more difficult to separate wheat from chuffs. In many cases, the lists of the most luxurious chocolate contain chocolate brands that can be purchased from the dusty floor shelves of any gas station or overpriced expensive brands of doubtful quality. 
  • Sugar-free dark chocolate

    How sugar-free is your sugar-free chocolate?

    Is your sugar-free chocolate really sugar-free? This is the question we hear often. And the short answer to this is “yes”. The concern is understandable. Most chocolate producers use maltitol, a sugar alcohol that is 90% as sweet as sugar. You know those guys.
  • Fine Craft Chocolate

    What is fine chocolate?

    Fine chocolate is chocolate without trash in it. For a long time, we were trying to find a short and simple definition of fine chocolate that could serve as a conversation opener. And this one, probably, it. 
  • sustainable chocolate gifts

    Sustainable Ancient Gift Wrapping - Furoshiki and Tenugui

    The Japanese weaves caring and sharing into all layers of society. They believe that politeness engenders order, safety, and cleanliness – significant values to live by. A polite society is a caring society. By being polite, people are considerate – they think of and put the convenience and feelings of others first when serving their friends, families, and even strangers. This permeates through every layer of institution and infrastructure in Japan as evident in the baskets provided to hold handbags and shopping bags at restaurants and trays to proffer money to reduce confusion and facilitate passing of coins and bills, just to name a few.
  • Luxury Chocolate Pralus

    How To: The Pralus - Barre Infernale Edition

    You see this picture above and find out that it’s the Barre Infernale – Pistache by Pralus. The allure of the luscious praline core beckons you. You order it off Hello Chocolate and once it has arrived at your doorstep, you place it in the refrigerator to enjoy after work.