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Jenny Samaniego at the FCIA in NYC talking about Cadmium

Conexión Chocolate at the 2023 FCIA Conference at NYC

The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) aims to elevate the art and business of chocolate, and this year they gather us all in the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in the heart of NYC. The event was terrific; we connected with chocolatiers and chocolate makers from around the globe,...
Conexión Chocolate at Chokao 2023 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Conexión Chocolate at Chokao 2023 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Once again, we were completely grateful to be able to present our chocolate and vision in our beautiful Ecuador. This time at Chokao 2023, we partner with the CREA project by Rikolto, an initiative funded by the EU government to highlight fair and sustainable products in the European market.   ...
Specialty Chocolate: Cultivating Gems

Specialty Chocolate: Cultivating Gems

Discovering Gems We were elated to hear the news about another designation site selected by the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund (HCP) a few weeks back. It reminded us of our very own heirloom designated cooperative here in Ecuador.  The desire to promote specialty cacao and chocolate in this ind...
Conexión Chocolate Couvertures

In a Chocolate Matrix... Eat the Red Pill.

There is a sense of ecstasy every time the chocolate dispenser doses out another 72 delicious chocolate discs. It's like watching the final gems being set in an intricate pendant. The dark glossy couverture coatings are a luxury like a diamond being polished out of the rough. Whether it is our Bu...
Conexión Chocolate planning for a BIG 2023

Conexión Chocolate planning for a BIG 2023

It’s 2023. This is a year of hope, at least according to the Chinese Zodiac. And it’s much welcomed after 2 long years of pandemic. Conexión Chocolate is also injecting a little hope in our 2023 plans. With our professionals and chocolate lovers in mind, we are projecting a year of chocolatey swe...
Cadmium in Chocolate Conexion Chocolate

The growing concern for Cadmium in Chocolate

In the United States the discussion surrounding Cadmium in chocolate has taken center stage again. This is due to a recent Consumer Report on metals that can be found in dark chocolate. Instead of asking ourselves fun and flavorful questions: Is that a hint of nutmeg in my 70% chocolate? Or how d...