chocolozajpg

Celebrating World Chocolate Day!

It's World Chocolate Day! And Refiloe Mpakanyane decided to celebrate with an in-studio tasting courtesy of local chocolatier and founder of Chocoloza Belgian Chocolates, Vicki Bain and her team.

Before indulging in Bain's delicious products, Refiloe found out how she came to make the move from environmental law to chocolate.

I was actually in Belgium by happy accident and I discovered wonderful chocolate that I absolutely love... that's what brought me into chocolate.

Vicki Bain, Founder and chocolatier - Chocoloza Belgian Chocolates

So I trained in Belgium as a chocolatier, in Flemish.

Vicki Bain, Founder and chocolatier - Chocoloza Belgian Chocolates

Bain says her goal was to produce the best-quality chocolate, but with a strong South African flavour.

We still use Belgian chocolate, but we use our fruit and nuts because they are the best in the world.

Vicki Bain, Founder and chocolatier - Chocoloza Belgian Chocolates

We're passionate about local suppliers; sustainability is a big thing in our brand - we will not use palm oil, we don't use preservatives, we don't use any plastics in our packaging.

Vicki Bain, Founder and chocolatier - Chocoloza Belgian Chocolates

Bain says chocolate is both science and art, the two things she is passionate about.

You've got boxes of Chocoloza chocolate on the table and it does look like art - it's marbled, it's shiny, it's glossy...

Refiloe Mpakanyane, 702 Weekend Breakfast host

Chocoloza Belgian Chocolates will be showcasing its products at the 2019 Coffee & Chocolate Expo which takes place at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg from 26 – 28 July. Tickets are available from https://itickets.co.za/.

For more on the expo and what makes mouthwatering chocolate, take a listen:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Rich Mnisi is redefining the fashion world and says there's so much more to come

Rich Mnisi is redefining the fashion world and says there's so much more to come

The award-winning designer talks about his career highlights, his inspiration and what he has to offer the creative industry.

Nikki Bush has new parenting book on how to guarantee you child's future success

Nikki Bush has new parenting book on how to guarantee you child's future success

The book offers tips on how parents can equip their children in the age of disruption and digital innovation.

'We need to be aware of what's going on but not allow that to consume us'

'We need to be aware of what's going on but not allow that to consume us'

Clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane examine how we can maintain our equilibrium in a society going off the rails.

Four paydays to go: How to avoid festive season Fomo and the JanuWorry blues

Four paydays to go: How to avoid festive season Fomo and the JanuWorry blues

Certified financial planner Paul Roelofse on making the most of savings opportunities and foregoing a holiday if necessary.

'Indigenous wellness' - using ancient cultural teachings to improve health

'Indigenous wellness' - using ancient cultural teachings to improve health

David "Mr Active" Katz looks at an American Indian couple's approach to health which incorporates the knowledge of the ancestors.

[LISTEN] Soli Philander on 'owning' Lifetime Achiever honour

[LISTEN] Soli Philander on 'owning' Lifetime Achiever honour

The comedian is set to receive the award at the Savanna Comics Choice Awards in Johannesburg on Saturday evening.

Popular articles
SA Survivor winner 'We got along far better than what you see'

SA Survivor winner 'We got along far better than what you see'

Bentele says there is nothing he regrets from the show and he loves his fellow contestants.

[WATCH] Young boy's school concert dance moves delights Twitter

[WATCH] Young boy's school concert dance moves delights Twitter

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

What is better - money in the bank or investing in shares?

What is better - money in the bank or investing in shares?

Personal finance expert Warren Ingram offers a definitive answer with an explanation ordinary people can understand.

KZN bishop Timothy Ngcobo stands by xenophobic remarks

KZN bishop Timothy Ngcobo stands by xenophobic remarks

The well-known religious leader has allegedly been put under surveillance by KZN police for fueling xenophobic sentiments.

[WATCH] Man amazingly catches flying phone while on roller coaster

[WATCH] Man amazingly catches flying phone while on roller coaster

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

EWN's Barry Bateman caught on camera calling Julius Malema a  P***, EWN responds

EWN's Barry Bateman caught on camera calling Julius Malema a P***, EWN responds

Twitter was abuzz after EWN reporter used the P after a press briefing with Economic Freedom Fighters leader.

Caller: 'Jehovah's Witness parents refused blood transfusion and child died

Caller: 'Jehovah's Witness parents refused blood transfusion and child died

Caller Harry describes how his anaesthetist dad once lost a child on the operating table after the parents refused a transfusion.

Nigeria calls for sanctions against South Africa

Nigeria calls for sanctions against South Africa

"Enough is enough," said the Nigerian government in an official statement.