Chatting About All Things Chocolate with Somerville’s Carol’s Creative Chocolatez

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Chocolates in an edible chocolate bowl. Photo courtesy of Carol’s Creative Chocolatez

Carol Freedman isn’t your typical chocolatier, but Carol’s Creative Chocolatez on Division Street in Somerville isn’t your typical chocolate shop. Freedman worked for her father, a machinist, for roughly 30 years, “in a whole variety of different areas, human resources, purchasing—nothing in food,” she says. Her first foray into professional sweets started with her mom’s 1960s-era cookie recipe, “filled with margarine and trans fats.” And before she and business partner Tony Brokenborough had a chocolate shop, they had a short-lived motorcycle safety website (Freedman’s motorcycle-shaped chocolates were the