The craft chocolate industry is full of passionate people who have a desire to spread the word about high quality, ethical and delicious chocolate. On Instagram you can discover a tight-knit community of chocolate experts and educators, and it’s a great way to discover new chocolate and learn more about our favourite treat. These are our top 10 chocolate educators to follow on Instagram…
The Chocolate Journalist @thechocolatejournalist
Sharon Terenzi is well known throughout the chocolate industry for her informative, well researched and highly entertaining posts. Sharon travels the world and regularly visits chocolate makers, cacao farms and chocolate festivals. She also writes an excellent blog.
Hazel Lee @hazel_choc
Hazel Lee is an international chocolate judge, home bean-to-bar maker and the creator of Taste With Colour. Her bright, colourful and joyful posts are a celebration of all things cacao and chocolate.
The Chocolate Ambassador @chocambas
Katerina Gallo is a highly experienced chocolate taster based in Italy. Kat posts about the best chocolate from all around the world, offering in-depth reviews and well-informed chocolate insights.
Earnie Glazener @eglazener
Earnie Glazener is a highly-qualified chocolate sommelier, judge and content creator. His Instagram features in-depth chocolate bar reviews with a rigorous rating system, together with some excellent chocolate photography.
Originally from Hong Kong but based in Australia, Hilda Chan is passionate about craft chocolate, baking and hot chocolate. Hilda is a judge of the International Chocolate Awards Asia-Pacific competition, as well as a talented chocolate photographer.
Estelle Tracy @37chocolates
Based in Philadelphia, Estelle Tracy is an author, journalist and sommelier who hosts many talks and chocolate events, both in person and online. Estelle also runs the Well Tempered Facebook group and she has a wonderful blog.
Sanna Forslund @cacaosana
Sanna Forslund is a well-travelled chocoholic based in Sweden. Sanna is a writer, educator and artist who creates beautiful chocolate content and thoughtful posts. Be sure to check out her cacao paintings!
My Year In Chocolate @myic2016
Trish at My Year In Chocolate is a Los Angeles-based chocolate blogger who posts about some fascinating and rare chocolate bars. She also organises #TTTT (Tangential Tasting Twin Tuesday), in which chocolate Instagrammers around the world are given a chocolatey theme to post about each Tuesday.
The Chocolate Life @discoverchoc
The Chocolate Life is created by Clay Gordon, a highly knowledgeable chocolate educator and consultant with over 20 years experience in the industry. Through his social media, blogs and videos, Clay deep-dives into many different chocolate issues and topics.
Lilla Toth-Tatai @taste.better.chocolate
Lilla Toth-Tatai is a chocolate educator, judge and event host based in Vienna, Austria. Lilla is an IICCT Level 2 certified chocolate taster, and she shares some fantastic craft chocolate tips and reviews.