In The Beginning…
Author Julie Pech launched The Chocolate Therapist to introduce the extraordinary, all-natural chocolate that supports the research in her book: The Chocolate Therapist: A User’s Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate. In it, you’ll discover how to enjoy a little chocolate every day, for the benefit of health, without gaining weight. A daily chocolate consumer herself, she believes that the only difference between guilt-laden versus guilt-free chocolate enjoyment is simply education.
Visit the Shop…..see our NEWLY expanded drink menu HERE
The Chocolate Therapist shop is located in the center of Historic Downtown Littleton, a trendy area with unique restaraunts, antique shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques (2560 W. Main St, Littleton, CO 80120). The shop produces handcrafted, all-natural chocolate onsite, serves locally roasted gourmet coffee and carries a line of gluten-free baked goods and energy bars. (All of the chocolate is gluten-free and the dark chocolate is vegan.)
Julie recently sold the majority owndership of shop to focus on expanding the brand through franchising and increased marketing. New owners Jeff & Libby Nordeen are committed to continuing the original concept of The Chocolate Therapist, including all-natural handcrafted chocolate and a coffee bar serving locally-roasted gourmet coffee made with hormone-free milk. They will also continue to actively support local charities.
Jeff & Libby moved from Denver to Littleton to be closer to the shop. Libby, a Colorado native, left her 20-year career in local gonvernemnt to manage the shop full time. Jeff, a firefighter/paramedic for 18 years, spends his days off helping with daily operations. Both are avid runners, cyclists and (of course) lovers of dark chocolate.
More about “The Chocolate Therapist” book…laugh and learn!
The completely new edition of “The Chocolate Therapist” was released by Wiley Publishing. Entertaining and educational, the book has over 60 alphabetized ailments with “prescription-style” chocolate recommendations followed by up-to-date research supporting how and why chocolate affects the body. Learn how chocolate helps with heart health, the immune system, brain function, depression, PMS, weight loss, antioxidant assistance, anti-aging and more.
The new book also includes an entire chapter on how to pair chocolate & wine, with over 40 wines with three pairings each, dozens of new recipes, how to microwave chocolate and create your own favorites, a laugh-out-loud chapter on “Where Do You Hide Your Chocolate,” a chocolate “bible” with every reference you’ll ever need and much more.