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Dear Friends, Fans and Loyal Customers,After these many years of making chocolates and helping to spread the word on Fair Trade, I’ve decided that it’s time to say goodbye as I move onto other personal endeavors.

Closing up shop…

Coco-Zen will be closing over the next couple of months. Beginning November 1, Coco-Zen will no longer be producing “edible” treats. Only our “wearable” Chocolate Body Treats and a few Green Living items will be available for purchase. These will be available for the remainder of the year or until supplies run out.Sort of…

Several people have already inquired about chocolates for holiday gifting. Since this is a special time of the year, I will be taking some “personal” orders. If you are interested in ordering chocolates for the holiday season, you can email me for information – info@coco-zen.com.New website on Facebook…

Our current website will also be closing, as we migrate everything over to our Facebook Page. There you can visit our Shop to make purchases. We will also continue to post articles and information on Fair Trade and all things “green” that we come across.Lastly, but most importantly…

I want to personally say thank you to everyone. I truly appreciate all the friends and family who have supported me in this wonderful adventure in chocolate. And…I especially want to thank all the wonderful customers that have visited our little shop on the web. Many of you have become friends, sharing knowledge and wonderful experiences in chocolate, Fair Trade and all manners of green living.
It’s been 6 1/2 years since I was inspired to start Coco-Zen (that little face I’m holding in the picture spawned my adventure into Fair Trade and green living), and an amazing time it has been. So, it’s with bittersweetness in my heart that I finally say thank you and goodbye…sort of.
Cheers to all!
Joyce Kushner
Coco-Zen Founder and Chief Chocolate Maker

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Butterflies, bunnies and chicks…adorable little critters will warm your heart and help thaw the winter chill. Made from organic & Fair Trade Certified chocolate, these treats are both good for planet & good for people!

Pre-order your Easter treats by Sun 3/17 and save 20% off your entire order. Use promo code PREEAS2013.

*Orders will ship week of Mar 25th.

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Pre-order your Valentine treats by 1/31/13 and save 20% off your entire order. Enter promo code PREVAL2013 during checkout. All Valentine pre-orders will ship the week of 2/11/13.
 
Delivery by Valentine’s Day:
Priority Mail – order by Fri 2/8 (9pm PT)

Express Mail – order by Sun 2/10 (9pm PT
)                     
                    
…the heart wants good chocolate!
From Valentine shaped chocolates, to beautiful and unique gift tins, to
chocolates for the body, there’s a Coco-Zen gift of “good chocolate” for
your special Valentine!
 
A new year… some new chocolates!
Rich, creamy chocolate ganache is dipped in pure chocolate and sprinkled with a variety of sea salts, giving each truffle a different nuanced flavor.
 
 
 
 

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Dressed to the nines in festive bow ties, these adorable peanut butter bears and peppermint penguins are back for the holidays and ready to celebrate! Made with organically grown ingredients and Fair Trade chocolate, these little critters are sure to bring good cheer this holiday season.

Check out our Holiday Shop to find the perfect chocolate treats for your favorite chocoholic!

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2 days left to save on chocolate treats for everyone…
Place your holiday orders by Nov 30th and save 20% off your entire purchase. Shop on Coco-Zen.com and use promo code PREHOL2012 upon check out. All holiday pre-orders will begin shipping week of Dec 10th.
Beautiful bars of chocolate goodness…
Studded with a variety of dried fruits, nuts and spices, these bars of organic and Fair Trade chocolate are a beautiful, gourmet treat for any chocolate lover.
Our twist on a traditional French confection…
Traditionally served at the end of Christmas dinner, French mendiants are chocolate disks, studded with nuts and dried fruits to symbolize the four mendicant or monastic orders. We’ve taken these sweet little confections and incorporated fruits and nuts from around the world, making our Chocolate Mendiants a beautiful treat for anytime of year.

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“This October is the 9th annual Fair Trade Month. Throughout the month, ethically-minded consumers, retailers and brands will unite to celebrate and promote Fair Trade. A variety of education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives have been planned to help increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries.”
Visit Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade Month webpage for information about Fair Trade, events, and how you can get involved. They’ve even put together 10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Fair Trade Month…check it out!
Of course, don’t forget Fair Trade chocolates for Halloween this year!

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We’re going on summer holiday!…

This year, the husband has 7 weeks of sabbatical from work (who gets that anymore??) and we didn’t want to put our little guy into summer camp. So… I decided to close up shop for a couple months, and our little family is taking a cross country road trip to see all that this land has to see. We stuffed the kid into the back of our rental Prius V with all our bags and gear and headed southeast… first destination, Bryce Canyon.

I’ll be posting plenty of pictures on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest and invite you to follow along as we take this amazing cross country journey. I’ll post a blog here and there as time and wi-fi availability allow.

*NOTE: At the time of this post, we are already on Day 5 of our trip. Unfortunately blogging is not going to be so easy from the road. Takes too long to get photos uploaded. Please follow on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!

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