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The Chocolate Therapist

80 EpisodesProduced by Julie NygardWebsite

Chocolate shop owner and author Julie Nygard dives into intriguing chocolate details about the world's most loved food, everything from the health benefits of chocolate to chocolate & wine to breaking chocolate news to chocolate & whisky (say what?) to recipes and more...uplifting and humorous news … read more

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The 5 Most Challenging Things About Owning a Chocolate Shop

September 21st, 2021

8:41

Chocolate shop owner Julie Nygard shares her 5 most challenging things about owning a chocolate shop. There's also an episode about her 5 favorite …

My 5 Favorite Things About Owning a Chocolate Shop

September 14th, 2021

8:27

Chocolate shop owner Julie Nygard shares her 5 favorite things she likes about owning a chocolate shop. There's also an episode about the 5 biggest …

5 Awesome Ways to Eat Chocolate at Breakfast

March 4th, 2021

9:04

Chocolate for breakfast??! Chocolate shop owner and Nutrition Educator Julie Nygard shares why she eats chocolate in the morning and what she likes …

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs at Home

February 11th, 2021

9:54

Host Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop and author of "The Chocolate Therapist: A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health …

10 Delicious Ways to Eat Cocoa Nibs

October 22nd, 2020

8:32

Cocoa nibs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, but they're definitely on the bitter side. Chocolate shop owner and author Julie …

9 Great Reasons to Eat Chocolate During the Pandemic

October 14th, 2020

7:46

Chocolate sales are up all over the world as people use comfort foods to navigate through stressful times. And why not enjoy it guilt-free? Chocolate …

10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happier

October 7th, 2020

12:16

Chocolate shop owner and nutritionist Julie Nygard (The Chocolate Therapist) shares 10 easy ways to make yourself happier. Depression is at an all …

How to Make a Chocolate Mask at Home

October 1st, 2020

8:01

It's fun, easy, healthy and say what?....it involves chocolate?! Yes! Learn how to create your own chocolate mask at home with chocolate shop owner …

Top 10 Favorite Chocolate Bars in the World

September 10th, 2020

12:47

Tired of politics and pandemics? Check out these party-perfect facts! Chocolate shop owner Julie Nygard (The Chocolate Therapist) shares the top 10 …

Will Eating Chocolate Every Day Make You Fat?

August 27th, 2020

7:49

Chocolate seems to get a bad rap for "raising cholesterol" and "causing weight gain," among other negative concepts. But once you know the facts …

Why Many Women Would Rather Have Chocolate Than Sex

August 20th, 2020

6:49

In a study of over 1500 women, a UK chocolate company discovered that 52% of women would choose chocolate over sex. That's powerful stuff! What's …

How to Ship Chocolate, Even in Summer

August 13th, 2020

5:56

Sending chocolate through the mail could almost be called an art form. You can't just throw it in a box and hope for the best. Chocolate shop owner …

National Chocolate Calendar Review - Funny!

August 7th, 2020

6:43

There are 22 national chocolate holidays in each year. Chocolate shop owner Julie Nygard observes the calendar's oddities and oversights in this …

7 Unique Make at Home Chocolate Projects

July 25th, 2020

8:27

Let's make chocolate! Host Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop, shares 7 easy make-at-home chocolate projects to do while …

Breaking Chocolate News - 2020

July 6th, 2020

7:12

Host Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop and author of 2 books about chocolate shares fun facts about the latest trends in …

Top 5 Chocolate Gifts for Father's Day

June 16th, 2020

5:19

Dad's love chocolate too! Chocolate shop owner Julie Nygard presents five fabulous chocolate gifts for dad, or anyone for that matter, in just 5 …

Where Do You Hide Your Chocolate?

June 8th, 2020

13:54

Anyone who loves chocolate knows the importance of keeping their prized stash deeply hidden. After querying thousands of people, chocolate shop owner …

How to Make Gourmet Indoor S'mores

June 2nd, 2020

5:51

Host Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop, shares valuable tips not only on how to take your s'mores to the next level with …

7 Critical Facts Every Chocolate Lover Should Know

May 28th, 2020

9:43

Host Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop, shares 7 valuable secrets she's discovered during her 15+ year adventure in the …

Chocolate Mousse in 2 Minutes!

May 24th, 2020

5:56

Everyone should have a couple packages of 2-minute mousse in the house for those last minute guests, you know who they are! Today I'm using an

Awesome Chocolate Trends - 2019

October 18th, 2019

9:48

Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop and author of numerous books about chocolate, shares her favorite trends happening in …

How to Make Frozen Chocolate Port Truffles

October 14th, 2019

9:48

Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate company, shares her accidental discovery of how to make this decadent Port/chocolate …

10 Fabulous Chocolate Festivals

September 23rd, 2019

9:49

Host Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop in Littleton, Colorado, reviews 10 of the country's top chocolate festival. …

How Much Pot is in a Pot Brownie?

September 12th, 2019

6:54

Sounds like a perfect world--chocolate and THC, deliciously combined into a mouth-watering brownie. But how much THC are you actually getting? New …

Assorted Chocolate Review - The Chocolate Therapist Website

August 27th, 2019

1:39

Host Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop, reviews the shop's Assorted Chocolate Collection, discussing the differences …

Toffee Review - The Chocolate Therapist Website

August 27th, 2019

1:30

Host Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop, reviews the shop's 1st place award-winning toffee. Everything in the shop is made …

Sea Salt Caramel Review - The Chocolate Therapist

August 26th, 2019

0:56

Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop, hosts a 1-minute review of one of the shop's top selling products, the sea salt …

Can Chocolate Help Depression?

August 20th, 2019

10:01

Author Julie Nygard (The Chocolate Therapist) responds to a recent article titled "No, Chocolate Won't Cure Depression." She discusses what …

Five Amazing Chocolate Desserts

July 17th, 2019

7:53

Over fourteen years in the chocolate industry has led host Julie Nygard through thousands of chocolate indulgences--in the name of research, of …

I Ate Chocolate Every Day for 14 Years - Here's What Happened

July 10th, 2019

9:58

When host Julie Nygard set out to write a book about the health benefits of chocolate, she decided to eat chocolate every day as part of the plan.  …

How to Throw a Chocolate and Wine Pairing Party

July 5th, 2019

10:37

Host Julie Nygard teaches chocolate and wine pairing classes 8-10 times a month at her shop The Chocolate Therapist. On this podcast she shares the …

Top Tips for Attending a Chocolate Festival

June 26th, 2019

8:07

Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop in Littleton, Colorado, has not only attended dozens of chocolate festivals as a vendor …

Does Eating Sugar Cause Arthritis?

June 19th, 2019

9:21

Trying to find a solution for hip pain, host Julie Nygard (author, The Chocolate Therapist) discovers what big pharmaceutical manufacturers of …

Stevia Natural Sweetener - Good or Bad?

June 11th, 2019

8:04

Stevia is currently the media darling of sugar-substitute sweeteners, marketed as an "all-natural sugar-free" sweetener and used in many popular low …

2019 Top Chocolate Trends

May 29th, 2019

7:49

Chocolate shop owner Julie Nygard (The Chocolate Therapist) reveals the top trends in chocolate for 2019. Sneak peak--if you haven't tried chocolate …

5 Easy-Make Healthy Chocolate Treats

May 22nd, 2019

7:47

"The Chocolate Therapist" chocolate shop owner Julie Nygard shares 5, easy-to-make at home chocolate treats that are much healthier than your average …

Can Diabetics Eat Chocolate?

May 15th, 2019

6:21

Julie Nygard, author of "The Chocolate Therapist: A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate" shares how diabetics (type II) …

How to Make Your Own Frozen Hot Chocolate

April 24th, 2019

6:17

Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop in Littleton Colorado, shares the shop's secret recipe for blending your frozen hot …

How I Started a Chocolate Shop

September 11th, 2018

31:59

Julie Nygard, owner of The Chocolate Therapist chocolate shop in Littleton, Colorado, describes how she started her chocolate shop. She also covers …

The Chocolate Therapist Book Review

August 8th, 2018

8:23

What in the world is "The Chocolate Therapist" Author Julie Nygard spent 25 years studying nutrition and has been in the chocolate business for 14 …

How to Make Chocolates to Pair with Wine and Spirits

August 4th, 2018

8:23

Chocolate shop owner and author Julie Nygard (The Chocolate Therapist) share the technique on how to create amazing chocolates to pair with wine, …

How to Bowl Temper Chocolate

August 2nd, 2018

8:23

You don't need an expensive tempering machine to make beautiful chocolates. Quickly learn how to temper chocolate perfectly, hosted by author and

How to Make Amazing Chocolate Bark

July 18th, 2018

8:23

Host Julie Nygard shares the secrets of how to make fabulous chocolate bark, including how to temper chocolate, in this episode of her series "What …

Best Ever Chocolate Key Lime Pie

July 11th, 2018

8:23

The Chocolate Therapist podcast season 3 is called "What are you doing with your chocolate today?" Julie Nygard, author of The Chocolate Therapist: …

Best Ever Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

July 7th, 2018

8:23

Season 3 of The Chocolate Therapist podcast is called "What are you doing with your chocolate today?" Julie Nygard, author of The Chocolate …

How to Lose Weight Forever - E10 - Scheduling Personal Time

May 16th, 2018

8:43

When you're happy it's much easier to keep the pounds off because you're more motivated to eat well.  Author Julie Nygard (The Last Damn Diet) guides …

How to Lose Weight Forever - E9 - Setting Goals for Max Success

May 10th, 2018

8:43

Nutritionist and author Julie Nygard (The Last Damn Diet) dismantles the current way we set goals to lose weight, offering a different strategy …

How to Lose Weight Forever - E6 - Eat All-Natural to Lose Weight

April 27th, 2018

8:26

Author and nutrition educator Julie Nygard explains how the toxins in foods cause the body to retain water, and shares a few weight loss tricks from …

How to Lose Weight Forever - E5 - Wean Yourself Off Medication

April 17th, 2018

8:29

Author Julie Nygard discusses the importance of moving away from medication and toward nutrition to encourage healing at the cellular level, and how …

How to Lose Weight Forever - E3 - Stop Counting Calories

March 26th, 2018

8:23

Author Julie Nygard (The Last Damn Diet) discusses the controversial topic of calorie counting and why it doesn't work for long term weight loss. …

How to Lose Weight Forever - E2 - Protein

March 14th, 2018

12:55

Author and nutritionist Julie Nygard continues this series based off her book "The Last Damn Diet: A Step by Step Guide to End Your War with Food …

How to Lose Weight Forever - E1 - Water

March 7th, 2018

8:23

If you want to lose weight or keep it off forever once you've lost it, this series by author Julie Pech (The Last Damn Diet) gives you a step by step …

Five Fabulous Chocolate Gifts

March 1st, 2018

6:00

Looking for that perfect gift?  Here are five unique ways to give chocolate that will make you the hero!

Read Julie Nygard book The Chocolate …

Why Chocolate is Good for Your Skin

February 23rd, 2018

8:00

After eating chocolate almost every day for over 13 years, author Julie Nygard (The Chocolate Therapist) proves that not only can you eat chocolate …

10 Cool Facts About Chocolate

February 20th, 2018

7:52

The world's most loved food comes with a diverse history and plenty of party-perfect facts.  Author and nutritionist Julie Nygard (The Chocolate …

What to Look for in a Healthy Chocolate Bar

February 14th, 2018

7:53

So you want to eat chocolate for health, but how do you know which chocolate bars are good and which are bad?  Worry no more!!  Chocolate shop owner …

Exactly How to Set Goals for Permanent Weight Loss

February 12th, 2018

7:52

There's a unique way to set weight loss goals to get your subconscious mind to work with you, giving you more power to succeed.  Author Julie Nygard (

Why We Crave Chocolate

February 9th, 2018

7:52

Chocolate shop owner and author Julie Nygard (The Chocolate Therapist, The Last Damn Diet) explains the reasons we crave chocolate, and how to get …

Why Eating Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight

February 6th, 2018

7:52

Nutritionist, chocolate shop owner and author Julie Nygard (The Chocolate Therapist, The Last Damn Diet) explains why eating a little chocolate can …

The Chocolate Bar Challenge

February 2nd, 2018

6:00

Chocolate shop owner and host Julie, aka The Chocolate Therapist, reviews 5 of her favorite bars and challenges you to hone your tasting skills and …

How to Train Yourself to Like Dark Chocolate

January 29th, 2018

7:37

If you want to get the health benefits of chocolate, you simply must learn to appreciate dark chocolate, and the darker the better. Join chocolate …

Best Weight Loss Trick Ever

January 29th, 2018

7:52

Can you eat chocolate every day and still be lean?  Author and chocolate shop owner Julie Nygard shares what she claims is the best diet trick she's …

How to Eat Chocolate Properly

January 29th, 2018

5:29

Believe it not there are published guidelines on how to eat chocolate properly.  Once you know the rules, you'll never eat chocolate the same again. …

How Chocolate is Made from Bean to Bar

January 29th, 2018

8:57

A quick overview of how chocolate is made from bean to bar...perfect for school papers, presentation research, intriguing party trivia or just …

How to Pair Chocolate and White Wine

January 29th, 2018

9:09

Time for some serious education--a bottle of your favorite white wine, a box of chocolate, let's get to work!  Join Julie, the author of Dare to …

How to Pair Chocolate and Red Wine

January 28th, 2018

11:18

Grab a bottle of your favorite red wine and a box of extraordinary chocolate and get ready for some serious education. Host Julie Nygard, author of

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