The story of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company starts not with chocolate, but oddly enough with clay. You see it was clay that brought the husband and wife team of Brent and Christina together in the first place. It was this mutual love of crafting with their hands that led to the chocolate adventure which is the Newfoundland Chocolate Company story. Today the Company employs over one hundred wonderful, talented and hard-working Newfoundland Chocolate artisans and ambassadors. Today’s Newfoundland Chocolate Company team bring the same pride, passion and love for chocolate and Newfoundland as the company’s founders have since 2008.

Handmade natural bath products inspired by the stories and scenery of Newfoundland.

Inspired to create pieces that stand out in a crowd, exude fun and incite smiles, MJ’s line consists of an explosion of vibrant colors and prints wrapped in timeless silhouettes.

Formerly a primary school teacher, MJ now designs full-time. She has showcased past collections at both New York and London Fashion Week, has been profiled in Vogue Magazine and also launched previous collections at Atlantic Fashion Week in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Many of the prints MJ uses are designed in collaboration with local artists and are exclusive to Melanie Jacqueline.

Over the last 11 years MJ has created each piece by hand and continues to design daily in her studio at 488 Water Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland

John Koop came to Newfoundland in the 1970s and immediately became involved in the folk music scene. He played bass in Snuffy Jackson’s seminal country band, The Normal Fishing Tackle Choir, and hosted the 1977 and ‘78 “Good Entertainment for Anyone’s Not Used To It” festivals. An active member of the Folk Arts Society, he was an ardent supporter of Folk Night both as a performer and as a fan. A master of wordplay and puns, he frequently performed recitations on stage and hosted workshops at the festival. Prior to his passing in November of 2018, John made a generous donation that largely funded the launch of the Broadside project and this episode is presented in his memory by members of his family.

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