Doreen Pendgracs

chocolate writer,, chocolate travel, and chocolate adventurist in Manitoba, Canada

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My project is Chocolatour, an immersion into the world of artisanal chocolate. After almost 12 years of chocolate and cacao research to 20 countries and counting, a clear mission revealed itself to me, and I'm thrilled to share it with you here:

The mission of Chocolatour is to educate, entertain, and inspire chocolate lovers to gain greater knowledge of the world of chocolate through travel.

You'll find a lot more about me and about Chocolatour on my site at Please subscribe and help me achieve my mission of sharing an insider's look at the farmers growing the cacao and the creative artisans who make delicious handcrafted chocolate from it.

I published volume I of, "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate" in late 2013. I'm currently researching volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate Adventures" and in addition to writing about chocolate, travel, wine, and the culinary world, I'm a passionate keynote speaker and organizer of chocolate events, and a tour guide to the chocolate hotspots of the world.

I've also written a book about volunteerism, as I've spent a good part of my life volunteering for various non-profit associations. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) and currently live in Manitoba's Interlake Region.

  • Work
    • Chocolatour
  • Education
    • Creative Communications
    • Distinguished Toastmaster, Toastmasters International