Blog: Community Feature for the Month of November

While sharing the goodness of Finally, Truly Healthy Chocolates®, our community has grown as clients have become friends.⁠

This month we shine our spotlight to Aurelie Wurtz, A corporate executive turned health guru, a certified healthy chocolover. She is a cherished member of the Co community.

Curious to learn more about Aurelie, we asked her a few questions:

     1. Where did you first heard about Co Chocolat?

I first discovered Co Chocolat at SEVA - this is when I discovered the cookies, the chocolate spread and most important the hot chocolates! I had the chance to learn about the brand from Iman, one of the founder and you could really tell the passion and hard work behind the brand. The attention to detail is next level: just look at the packaging of the chocolate bars. Just wow. Then I was able to get a refill from Candylicious in Dubai Mall, it was a surprising yet practical location. And since last year I really enjoyed visiting the Warsan factory. Highly recommend the tour to learn more about how chocolate is made.

     2. How should we describe your work/your vocation/your passion? And what do you find most fulfilling about it?

I’ve been living in Dubai since 2012 and after 10 years in a corporate role I have finally took a leap of faith to pursue my passion for health and wellbeing. I became a health coach and I’m now focusing my time and energy in finding better ways to live a healthy life, with less toxines, less plastic, more nutrients, more meaningful connections, more joy! I believe home cooking is a cornerstone of people’s health and wellbeing which is why I share easy recipes that can be done without specifics skills or complicated ingredients. I’m also really concerned with the environment and always search for ways to be more sustainable and live in in a toxic free, clutter free home. I share those discovery with my audience on Instagram.

     3. To those who are not familiar with your beliefs or traditions, tell us a bit about it.

I’m French. I come from a small city at the border with Switzerland and Germany. My grand parents had to switch from French to German speaking a couple of time during their childhood. So I got a bit of this influence as well. In terms of food, but also habits : to be on time, follow the rules… A lot of people in Dubai are surprised when I tell them I’m French - except when they hear me speak English - after all this time I still have a very tick French accent.

For me what was very different in terms of lifestyle. Back home we would eat home made food 90% of the time. Restaurants were for celebrations and delivery options only arrived recently. I used to walk a lot or take public transport. My parents have a garden so we would spend a lot of time outdoor and interact a lot with our neighbours. For me community is very important as well as taking care of our environment.

     4. Any advice for our community specially those whom you feel are exploring?

Follow your heart. If you are in Dubai, there is a big chance you are an expat so an adventurer! This region has so much to offer, I would highly recommend to use your free time to explore other emirates and the nature surrounding us. Try a hiking session in Fujeirah and see the beauty of the wadi along the trail (I did one with @eccadventureuae), do a day trip to Mussandam and watch the dolphins swimming alongside the boat, have a hot chocolate in the Sharjah desert, order local organic veggies from local farms, try a new class or activity: pottery, hot yoga or sourdough making! To keep your brain young you need to keep doing new things! And with Dubai having constant new activities and event but also with people relocating, it is important to find your tribe of like minded people to feel at home and fulfilled.

     5. Which Co Chocolat products do you love the most?

I can’t choose one so I will share with you my top 3: My favorite of all time is the Traditional Mayan hot chocolate. I love that with just some hot water you get a healthy chocolate treat. I also enjoy mixing it with the 65% dark to get a sweeter version. My number 2 is the Green Hazelnut Gianduja spread. This one is so dangerous. You might end up eating the jar with a spoon and not have a chance to try it on some bread. And finally I highly recommend you to try the Power Up Chocolate bar. This chocolate bar is almost too pretty to eat. I love the mix of chocolate, nut and dry fruits. Gives you that boost of energy in the afternoon.


Co Community Feature of the Month
What do they all have in common? The same values and love for honestly good chocolates while savoring wellness and health may it be physical or mental.

Those fun encounters with our customers that started with chocolates and food eventually led to interesting, and inspiring conversations. We discovered their passions through these exchanges and with our community growing bigger and more diverse each day, we figured it would just be awesome if we can inspire more people with fun and interesting features about our friends in the Co Chocolat Community.

Could you be our next featured member?

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