More Than Maple Syrup: Episode 21

We may not grow cacao in Canada, but the country's chocolate-making scene is booming. Phil Wilson and Emma Waverman discuss in our latest episode.

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After an eventful February, we’re back in the booth and today, we're talking chocolate. In our latest Eat North podcast episode, Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson take their conversation for a trek across the snack-spectrum. Before getting to the main discussion about Canada’s booming bean-to-bar movement, our favourite co-hosts catch up and talk about what people were eating during last weekend’s Oscars. The most ordered take-out dish will likely surprise you.

After a quick aside during which Waverman educates Wilson on a new vodka being made from leftover dairy products called “Vodkow”, the two countdown the Daily Hive’s definitive list of the 19 best chocolate bars and as you might expect, there are a few clashes of opinion.

Finally, Waverman sits down with Erik Hansen of Desbarres Chocolate to find out what exactly goes into producing top quality chocolate, from its visionary conception to its triumphant completion.  

The More Than Maple Syrup podcast is available to stream and subscribe on all major podcast services, including Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcher.

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