The Art of Chocolate and Heritage with Cindy Pedraza of CocoAndré
Follow the Leader · 39 minutes ·

The Art of Chocolate and Heritage with Cindy Pedraza of CocoAndré

The world of chocolate is often dominated by Europeans, but Cindy Pedraza and her mother Andrea set out to break from that mold and lean into their Mexican heritage. What came from that is CocoAndré, an Oak Cliff-based shop that produces some of the finest hand-crafted chocolate delights in the world, selling the delectable treats from the quaint family-owned retail store to legions of fans and scores of businesses throughout Dallas and across America. Their mission is simple: change the narrative by reconnecting to their ancestral roots in cacao to empower others. Cindy and Andrea believe chocolate is a unifier and creating an inclusive safe space for BIPOC community to come together is what drives them.

How did leaning into their heritage help grow their business? How did they go from now entrepreneurial experience to where they are today? What's the secret of carrying chocolate in your pocket at all times?

Learn more about Cindy and CocoAndré at

Learn more about Chanel Christoff Davis at or on social media @SalesTaxHelp @FollowTheLeaderPod

Outro music: "Everyday Sunshine" by aneleh

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