Here’s an amazing little fact for you: every ten years or so, a typical adult eats their own body weight in chocolate! With typical chocolate consumption ranging from about 11 pounds a year in the United States to 21 pounds a year in Switzerland, it takes only a decade to eat a person’s worth of the delicious dark brown. But just what is it that makes us eat so much chocolate?
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What is chocolate?
Chocolate is a food derived from the beans of the tropical cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), much of it grown in western Africa where high temperatures and rainfall provide perfect growing conditions. The chocolate you eat is produced from cacao beans in a multi-stage process. After harvesting, the beans are allowed to ferment, then dried, cleaned, and ground to produce a paste. This is then pressurized to form two ingredients known as chocolate (cocoa) liquor and cocoa butter. Different types of what we call chocolate are made by blending the liquor and the butter in varying proportions. The finest dark (plain) chocolate is made with at least 70 per cent cacao liquor and butter, while milk chocolate is made with only 50 per cent. White chocolate is make from cocoa butter without added cocoa liquor.
Tasting chocolate, enjoying all things chocolate. While some chocolate tastings I’ve encountered only focus on the bars, we will journey across the globe with ALL things chocolate. Its chocolate afterall and there’s no need to get so snooty about it =) Chocolate is fun! I will share with you some best chocolate spreads, hazelnut butters, cookies, macaroons, cupcakes, caramels, baked bars . . in addition to the chocolate bars themselves. We will enjoy and indulge in all things chocolate. Is that going to be alright? (warning: this is for serious chocolate lovers only)
This Chocolate Tasting Passport to the World offers you the experience of tasting these special chocolates from around the world.
Chocolates from Belgium, London, artisans in Brooklyn, Italy, Africa, South America, Central America, Russia and everywhere in between will be sampled at this luxury chocolate tasting party. From Bars to White Chocolate Champagne Truffles to Dark Drinking Chocolate . . your senses will be engaged in every way as Becca leads you through the stories of how the Chocolatier began, the origin of the chocolate and in some cases sipping the wine that goes along with the scrumptious treasure.
The EVENT will include:
1. Chocolate Tasting: A Chocolate Tasting of 12 of the most delicious chocolates and treats from around the globe. Some chocolates will be paired with wine while others like the sipping chocolate will shine on its own.
2. Homemade Truffles: With our love for chocolate continuing to grow, we will head into the kitchen to make our very own hand-rolled truffles. You will then package them up and add them to your Chocolate Shopping bag (see #3).
3. Chocolate Shopping Spree: Each guest will peruse an elaborate layout of chocolate bars, cocoa specialty items, truffles, and fun surprises such as chocolate beauty products. Using your knowledge from the Tasting of your new preferences, you will “shop” for treasures to add to your gift bag (along with your creations).
Your evening of chocolate, wine and more chocolate awaits you.
**CUSTOM: please note – many businesses and individuals come to me for specific requests such as chocolate savory dinner parties or just the chocolate tasting, please email me and let me know what would work best for your business or needs. Consults via email or phone only.
My name is BECCA, and I love chocolate! And I love connecting with other people and children who love, love, love chocolate too! I create yummy recipes on my site I Really Love Chocolate as well as videos, chocolate craft ideas and introduce new chocolate bars from around the world. But nothing is more fun than sharing my love in person at your child’s party! Or even grown ups (who are just kids at heart when it comes to chocolate) Other ideas for parties include: Chocolate Tasting Parties, Chocolate BBQ Party, Chocolate BBQ Lunch Party, Chocolate Brunch . . . for all ages. Find me chatting with my fans here
P.S. Email through my contact form or iReallyLoveChoc@gmail.com
P.P.S. A 50% deposit holds the date of your party (we will do everything we can to accommodate your desired workshop date)