OBSESSIONS: Wild Chocolate

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OBSESSIONS: Wild Chocolate

4.8/5

Critic Rating

Forget Willy Wonka and those heart-shaped Valentine’s boxes. OBSESSIONS: Wild Chocolate. is a totally different beast. Join host Rowan Jacobson as he elbows his way through the rain forest, crash lands into cocaine flyaways, and avoids a few too many anaconda, tagging along with modern-day Lara Crofts as they try to get their hands on some of the world’s most ancient– and expensive– cacao.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.4

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Nov 2, 2022

"...while I’m not super-taken with Wild Chocolate’s presentation at this stage, the premise is sticky enough that I’m interested to see where it goes."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Oct 31, 2022

"This is one of the most fun adventure podcasts I’ve ever heard. Rowan knows his stuff, the production is beautiful, and it’s just a fucking blast. It really is a treat for your ears."

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Score: 4.8

Keelin • Mentally? A Magpie. Oct 26, 2022

"I enjoyed the first episode and its twists and turns. The host, Rowan Jacobson is an excellent narrator to guide us through the exposition. I just find this first episode has too much introduction to too many things. I only hope it feels more focused in future episodes. This podcast has the chance to take something that has become ordinary and makes it something that we remember to take an extra moment to consider. It has an opportunity to be powerful and exciting at the same time."

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Score: 5

Frank Racioppi • Ear Worthy Oct 26, 2022

"Obsessions: Wild Chocolate is more like a National Geographic documentary mixed with a hint of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. The mood of this podcast is not studio polished, but environmental immersion. The podcast music thumps with native drums and local instruments that explodes in the ear with verisimilitude."

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