Richard Badra | In a Nutshell, What Craft Chocolate’s All About! | Chatting with Casey S01E12

As an entrepreneur, people will often tell you that you can’t do something, and you need to do whatever’s in your power to prove them wrong.

While we didn’t cover the naysayers in his life, I’m sure Richard Badra can relate—leaving the stable world of accounting for the scrappy world of craft chocolate, I’m sure there were more than a few people who thought he lost his marbles.

But if you ask me, passion always wins out.

Photo courtesy of Anna Epp Photography

When I met Richard at the Blissdom conference, I instantly understood that he stood behind Rebel Chocolates. I decided early on that I had to have him on the podcast, but I didn’t want to do some filler episode about chocolate.

But there’s a lot going on that so many of us never even think about, like the allegations of modern slavery in West Africa linked to 95% of the world’s chocolate production. Or that Canada’s making chocolate that competes on an international level, with brands like Hummingbird and Sirene taking awards from European companies who’ve been at this for hundreds of years. Richard wants you to learn about one of Canada’s best-kept secrets, and on Chatting with Casey’s thirteenth episode, he’s here to tell you all about it.

So sit back, grab your favourite snack, and get ready to learn a ton—there’s a lot to be said in this episode; I hope you all enjoy it!

Happy listening, and if you like what you heard, do make sure to like, rate, share and subscribe. In all honesty, it’s people like you who keep this show going, so make sure to show your support so I know I’m not just speaking to myself!

Thanks for stopping by, and until the next, I remain,

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

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