Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Take a Fancy Chocolate wishes you joy and peace this holiday season and all the best for the coming new year! 


The chocolate "factory" will be closed from Dec 24th until Jan 13th. The online store will be open after the 13th. We will see you at Nat Bailey Market on Jan 25th.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Beer & Chocolate!

Two of my much loved luxuries in life coming together! Your very own Take A Fancy Chocolate and some of our favourite beers from Central City.  
It was pure pleasure developing the pairings for the upcoming Parkinson Society Fundraiser and we can't wait to share the experience with you! Just when you thought the Gooey Pecan couldn't get any better - guess what we've paired it with?
Join Master Beer Judge Julian Zelazny on November 23rd for an afternoon of chocolate and beer at Central City Brew Pub. You can get your tickets at 
Participants will receive a 10% discount on orders before Christmas and an additional 10% on those orders will be donated to the Parkinson Society BC.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

We had a great time in the Dominican Republic and we were so thankful to have such wonderful hosts in El Seibo and Hato Mayor. Thanks must be mentioned to Carolina, Hector Romero, Papo, Reynold and Alanna for their abundant assistance in our travels. Extra special thanks to Las Mujeres de Amor y Paz for sharing the amazing community of Los Botados with us and treating us to the incredible cuisine of the Dominican Republic! I also must give a very grateful shout out to Juan de la Rosa, whose helpful assistance with the Agriculture Office allowed me to get those beans home for us all to enjoy!
The first batch of chocolate from these beans is nearly ready! It will be available at the market this weekend. It's simply delicious!
As you can see from the photo here, there is a Chocolate Tour available in this community. You can take the tour and learn about the growing and processing of cacao. You can also stay overnight in the community of Los Botados if you wish and the local women's group will cook for you some amazing food! Please check back on my website soon for a link to the chocolate tour available through Grupo Conacado. If you are traveling to the Dominican Republic and would like more info on the tour, you can email me at

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Visiting Cocoa Plantations

The chocolate "shop" will be closed from March 18th-28th while we are away visiting cocoa plantations in the Dominican Republic.  Check back for updates and photos of our trip. I'll see you back at the Nat Bailey Market on the Easter weekend!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Spreading the love of chocolate

The Vancouver Farmers Market is hosting a "Meet your Maker" chocolate tour this Saturday at Nat Bailey Stadium, featuring Take a Fancy Chocolate and two other chocolate vendors from the market. To get your tickets visit