A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate

Non-Fiction - Cooking/Food
176 Pages
Reviewed on 03/23/2014
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Author Biography

Doreen’s intent is to educate, entertain and inspire writers and anyone interested in creative and cultural endeavours. You'll find twice monthly posts about virtues and life on her writing lifestyle blog at

If you’re a chocolate lover and love to travel, you will enjoy Doreen’s chocolate travel blog at If you’re interested in her latest book, Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate, visit for updates about the book, and chocolate tours, tastings and events.

In addition to non-fiction books, Doreen also writes magazine, newspaper, and online articles and blog posts about travel, lifestyle, chocolate, volunteerism, and other topics for various publications. You can read some of her published articles on the “Samples” page of her static website at Doreen loves making contact with readers and hopes you will enjoy her posts and articles.

Doreen’s previous title, Before You Say Yes … A Guide to the Pleasures & Pitfalls of Volunteer Boards was released by Dundurn Press in 2010 and has been renowned as the “volunteer’s bible” as it was written to serve as the ultimate guide for anyone sitting on a board of directors in the non-profit sector. In addition to books and periodical assignments, Doreen has also done writing/editing projects for various corporate clients, and conducted writing and public speaking workshops for numerous groups.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

To all chocolate lovers, this is a travel book that you will not want to overlook. Doreen Pendgracs’ Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate takes readers around the globe in the hunt for the best chocolate, chocolatiers, chocolate makers, events and attractions from France, Italy, Switzerland to the growing cocoa regions of Peru and the West Indies. I strongly suggest to readers to have a chocolate bar near because Pendgracs bombards Chocolatour with picturesque and delicious photos of everything related to chocolate, including recipes from chefs.

Do you know the difference between cacao and cocoa? If you love chocolate but lack the knowledge like me, Pendgracs deftly explains relevant terminologies specific to the world of chocolate in Chapter 1. Novices of the chocolate culture will know what differentiates chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and chocolate masters. Readers will love chocolate in Chapter 2, “Chocogasms and Other Health Benefits of Chocolate”. I do have my personal favorite – Chapter 9, “Sweet Success in Switzerland”, as my two favorite chocolate products are Toblerone and Lindt.

Simply put, Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate gives seasoned and new chocolate lovers incomparable insight into the self-indulgent culture of chocolate. It is undeniably an enjoyable and easy read with an appetizing theme boosted by clear, flawless prose. If you plan to travel soon, it is wise to bring this book along. Delightfully, this is only volume one of Chocolatour, so you can look forward to more of Doreen Pendgracs’ mouth-watering quest in the next installment.

Doreen Pendgracs

Really appreciated this review of my book. Lit Amri has me pegged, and I hope, will stick around for Volume II of Chocolatour, expected for publication in early 2016.

Doreen Pendgracs

You'll find plenty more reviews of Chocolatour on the Amazon page and also on the "About" page on the Chocolatour site at

Thanks again to all who have reviewed my book.