What Folks are Writing, Blogging, Saying and Broadcasting About Chocolate As Art


June —Writer Katie McQuaid published Katie McQuaid’s Scene in Manchester: He uses science to create the perfect ice cream in Monday’s Manchester Union Leader.

Associate Editor Erika Cohen mentioned Dancing Lion Chocolate in her BusinessNH Magazine article on Exporting in New Hampshire.

March — Journalist Seth Goodall wrote Reach global markets with the SBA, a great piece published in the Manchester Union Leader on how the SBA helped Dancing Lion Chocolate export internationally.

February — Journalist Brian Handwerk featured us on in What Physics Tells Us About Making the Perfect Chocolate.

Chef Steve Loeschner, of New Hampshire Stay-Work-Play, posted A Fine Chocolate Experience for Your Valentine! on the Stay-Work-Play blog.

Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy published Lost in Translation, a guest column on the Intown Manchester blog.

January —Eric Cacciatore published an interesting business-oriented interview and podcast entitled Why Success is Your Biggest Enemy and Competitors Are Your Biggest Strength on his blog RestaurantUnstoppable.

The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NHSBDC) highlighted us in Dancing Lion Chocolate depends on NH SBDC Advice.


December — “Love & Chocolate.” Writer Mimi Bigelow Steadman captured us beautifully in the January-February edition of the Automobile Club’s AAA Northern New England Journey magazine.

Boston Globe writer Lisa Zwirn gave us a nice mention in the article, New England’s chocolatiers set the bar high.

October  — Hippo Press journalist Kelly Sennott wrote Back to Basics: Chocolate from Bean to Bar, an informative article featuring your favorite chocolate shop!

We were surprised with a great mention in Violaine Ballivy’s article “Sur la route de Boston” in Montreal’s La Presse newspaper.

August — A great review of Dancing Lion Chocolate on, a great resource for world travelers.

most of the delicacies sold here are so beautiful that you might decide to buy them as works of art.

Kelly Sennott wrote a “Fine Art to Fine Chocolate” for the Hippo Press about Painter Katherine Donovan and our Artist in Residence program. published a nice article on finding monsters and chocolate in Manchester: our 2nd Monsters & Chocolate hunt with Studio 550.

July — BusinessNH Magazine published a blurb on our new Dancing Lion Chocolate breakfast service.

An entertaining review on the Cooking with Ideas blog. (And yes, Rich does like to talk!)

June — Journalist Katie McQuaid published a great piece entitled Bootcamp takes chocolate to the next level”  in the Manchester Union Leader.

Photographer Aaron Baker posted some beautiful images of our bonbons on his website (worth a visit for its own sake!) at Mulberry Creek Imaging.

May — Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy stars with chocolate maker Carlos Eichenberger of Danta Chocolate in Ecole Chocolat’s Chocolate Masters Hangout #9: Cocoa Butter.

The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) nominates Dancing Lion Chocolate’s Richard Tango-Lowy to the Board of Directors.

Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy is invited to talk business at Hippo Press Business Bootcamp.

April — Dancing Lion Chocolate is honoured to be nominated for a Business in the Arts Award by the NH Business Committee for the Arts.

March — Ecole Chocolate’s Sarah Muller Hartmann interviewed Rich Tango-Lowy and Savory Chef Jeff Volkers for Chocolate Masters Hangout #8: Becoming a Chocolate Super Taster.

February — Naturopathic Doctor Cora Rivard published The Zen of Chocolate on The Mommy Illuminati blog.

NHPR’s Ryan Lessard hosted a great segment entitled Death By Dancing Lion: Internationally Renowned Chocolate Here In N.H. and an accompanying video (with awesome music!)

New Hampshire Magazine’s Hillary Davis featured our Cacao Tao and Sel bars in the February Edition: Take your Valentine’s Day gift of chocolates to the next level.

January — Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy accepts the position of Flavor Tutor for Ecole Chocolat’s new online Chocolate Bootcamp course.


December — Mary Kate & Denise published a Merry Christmas Review of Dancing Lion Chocolate on their blog, Surviving the Food Allergy Apocalypse.

NHPR’s Brady Carlson broadcasted Nashua Telegraph Science Writer David Brooks Granite Geek Blog report on our Science of the Chocolatier presentation at the See Science Center‘s Science on Tap.

November — NHPR’s All Things Considered broadcasted Celebrating the Dead with Chilis and Chocolate, a segment by Michael Samuels on our annual Day of the Dead Dinner with Consuelo’s Taqueria.

October — New Jersey blogger Gaia Fishler wrote about her visit to our shop in  A Seasonal Pleasure: Chocolate at The Non-Blonde Blog.

I’ve visited chocolateries in several big cities from Paris to NY, but one of the very best (and perhaps most creative) was in Manchester, NH.  Gaia Fishler, The Non-Blonde Blog

The Hippo Press interviewed our own “Savory Chef Jeff” Volkers for Chef’s Corner in the October 10th edition on page 48.

August — Blogger Sasha (doing her Amelie impression) posted her experience of Fondue Friday, with some great photos, in her blog Peeling Away the Layers.

The Nashua Telegraph published 100 red clay monsters loose in Manchester!, Katie McQuaid of the New Hampshire Union Leader penned Monsters Bearing Chocolate and wrote Find Monsters in Manchester about our 100 Hungry Monsters project with Studio 550.

A Live Free Guide to Manchester wrote a pleasant blurb on the Dancing Lion Chocolate entry in their Dessert section. We especially like “It’s hard to believe that chocolate blended with water can be so decadent and intense.”

July — Journalist Emelia Attridge wrote A Bite of Happiness: Find Your Zen at Milk & Cookies Happy Hour in the July 11th Edition of the Hippo Press. See page 38.

Canadian journalist Waheeda Harris mentioned us in her article From the sea to the mountains – roadtripping in New Hampshire on after sharing Lunch @the Lion and bonbons with us at the shop.

June — Ecole Chocolat invited us to take part as a panelist in the first ever Chocolate Masters Hangout, which included Alice Nystrom of Dandelion Chocolate, Gail Ambrosius of Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier in Wisconsin, and my friend Julio Fernandez of Sibu Chocolates in Costa Rica.

May — The Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering invited us to present The Chemistry and Physics of the Chocolatier at their prestigious Charles C. Jones Seminar Series. You can watch the entire seminar on YouTube.

April — TripAdvisor lists Dancing Lion Chocolate as the #1 ranked restaurant in Manchester, NH.

Exquisite chocolates. Croissants to rival any within walking distance of the Seine. Colchester, CT

Manchester Union Leader’s Katie McQuaid dropped in to get the scoop on our artsy eggs. She writes about her visit in Katie McQuaid’s Scene in Manchester: Chocolate for Grownups.

February — We share a bowl of drinking chocolate with NH Chronicle’s Erin Fehlau as she tours our shop in their Chocolate Tour segment. You’ll find us at 2:12 in the video.

Publisher Bruce Geddes featured our “Tabby Cat” as the cover of Good Chocolate Magazine (available for purchase on iTunes) along with a nicely-written article entitled “A Commitment to Excellence.”


December — NECN (New England Cable News) Bureau Reporter Lauren Collins gave us a great spot (featuring our beautiful “A Partridge…” gift box) in her segment “What are New England’s Chances of a White Christmas?

NHPR host Virginia Prescott published an even more fantastic segment on Word of Mouth entitled The Art and Science of Chocolate. There’s even a cool video.

November — NH Chronicle with Fritz Wetherbee re-aired the Dancing Lion Chocolate  video segment crafted last year by videographer extraordinaire Cindy Jones.

NHPR host Virginia Prescott published a fantastic segment in the Thanksgiving edition of her Word of Mouth radio show.

October — Intown Staffer Lauren Kannenberg wrote nice words in More Than Your Average Piece of Chocolate on the Intown Manchester Blog.

The Residences at Manchester Place blogged Dancing Lion Chocolate: Sweets Fit for a King.

July — Journalist Janice Waugh of Solo Traveler wrote Passion in New Hampshire on a visit from Toronto.

The drinking chocolate that I tasted was amazing. . . He develops relationships with specific farmers in specific countries so that he knows the exact origin of his ingredients.  Janice Waugh, Solo Traveler

June — A most creative Kirsten Doogue included thoughts on our Gianduja Class on her website, Creativity in Pieces.

May — Journalist George Pelletier of the Bedford Journal published a lovely little article entitled Dancing Lion Chocolate Presents Artistic Collaboration about our work with talented painter Cindy Rizza.

Granite State Ambassador Richard Russell wrote an exuberant article at Dancing Lion Chocolate Offers Pure Indulgence.

You will feel like you are in a chocolate shop in Paris, Brussels, New York City, Montreal, or Sydney. Richard Russell, Granite State Ambassador

Health Coach Amy Medling wrote Health By Chocolate — 5 Benefits of Chocolate for PCOS in her blog PCOS Diva, Awaken Your Good Health Goddess after spending a morning with us.

April — Writer Emma Schultz published a visit to dancing lion chocolate in manchester, new hampshire on her beautiful blog, of agates and Madeleines, with numerous reader comments.

I took home some of his artisan creations – emphasis on art – and spent some time savoring their exquisite beauty, as well as their commendable taste. Emma Schultz, Of Agates and Madeleines

April — Journalist Angel Roy gave us a nice mention in the Hippo Press article The Whimsy and Art of Easter Desserts.

Blogger Kathleen Schmidt of goodgood manchester published Upstart Interview: Dancing Lion Chocolate.

March — Suzanne’s Mom of Suzanne’s Mom’s Blog wrote Chocolate Entrepreneur about our approach to business and performance excellence.

February — Journalist Kathleen Pierce of The Boston Globe published Dancing Lion, cacao revelations.

Designer bars studded with single-source cacao beans are displayed in an antique jewel case like edible artifacts from a Mayan mirage. Kathleen Pierce, Boston Globe

Barbara, of Gypsy House Designs blogged Chocolate As Art — Dancing Lion with lovely photos of our Valentine’s Limited Edition Gift Box.

Journalist Jeff Mucciarone of The Hippo Press wrote a nice mention in Just call it Chocolate Day: Local shops turn cacao into romance.

Awarded Best of NH 2012 for our Mayan-style Hot Drinking Chocolate.


December — Videographer Cindy Jones crafted a video segment that aired on NH Chronicle with Fritz Wetherbee.

They’re so beautiful it’s hard to believe they are created to eat. NH Chronicle

Writer Susan Laughlin of New Hampshire Magazine published The Well-tempered Chocolatier: Dancing Lion Chocolates.

November — The Manchester Union Leader noted the opening of several new businesses, including Dancing Lion Chocolate, in Officials Celebrate New Businesses in Manchester.

October — The NH Division of Economic wrote Downtown Manchester Celebrates Retail Resurgence with Four Grand Openings on Nov 3rd with some nice mentions of Dancing Lion Chocolate.

July — LivableMHT leads an intriguing article entitled The Fall and Rise of Urban Manufacturing with a discussion about Dancing Lion Chocolate.


December — The Bona Fide Green Goods blog wrote Organic Chocolatiers Are Hard to Find, Meet Dancing Lion.

while Dancing Lion’s owner Richard Tango-Lowy does not officially call himself an “organic” chocolatier, his choice of clean, high quality ingredients makes him pirouette in the organic category. Debby DeMoulpied, Owner of Bona Fide Green Goods

Awarded Best of NH 2010 for Chocolate As Art.

You’ll also find reviews of us on the excellent sites TripAdvisor and Yelp.

Carla Martin publishes a reasonably thorough calendar of chocolate events (including ours) on her blog Bittersweet Notes: chocolate, culture, and the politics of food.

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