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Tastings, Travel, & Adventure

This group is for people interested in organizing tasting events and travel programs and adventures. Group members can cross-post events in the Events calendar and manage RSVP lists.

Location: Worldwide
Members: 135
Latest Activity: Dec 2

Coming soon for 2011 ..

Discover Chocolate Adventures to London and Paris in October. Stay tuned for details.

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Comment by Deborah on September 19, 2013 at 9:10pm

Hi Everyone! I'm fairly new here and to chocolate making. I started selling my handmade organic raw cacao chocolates at farmers markets this year. I am doing a little talk/tasting this weekend in our very small country town and was hoping people here might share a bit of an outline on what to do!! I thought I'd start with showing people what a cacao fruit acutally looks like! ha! Then a bit about how good dark chocolate is made and then what to look for in a piece of quality chocolate. Any other suggestions on how to a a little spice to the talk would be well apprecieate from this novice.

warm regards

Deborah

 

Comment by Nat on September 10, 2013 at 12:26am

We're excited to announce our first annual Cacao & Chocolate Bootcamp on beautiful O'ahu, Hawai'i. Join us for 5-days in paradise on a journey for chocolate. Practice farm skills in cacao orchards, visit with cacao researchers and farmers, learn about fermentation and drying for cacao, get hands on with bean to bar chocolate.

Please check here for more info:

http://madrechocolate.com/Classes.html#widget13

Comment by Anjali Gupta on June 11, 2013 at 11:09am
Hi, I am an artisan chocolatier - I make hand made chocolates with different fillings. I will be in New York City (Manhattan) next week and am looking for recommendations of chocolate tastings and artisan chocolatiers to visit. Thank you.
Comment by Paul Johnson on September 21, 2012 at 3:23pm
My tree-to-bar cacao farm and factory is located in Costa Rica. Any cocolate lovers who want to travel and get in depth experience with the whole process are welcome to visit us! We have amazing lodging with ocean views of the whole Caribbean coast and our chocolate is made right next door. Chocolate lovers and chocoláte professionals will love staying with us. Www.caribeanschocolate.com
Comment by Nutty Steph's on October 10, 2011 at 4:47pm
If there is a National Chocolate Day, I vote that it should be in January or February, when the rains fall in the south, cacao fruit ripens, and the cold snowy northerners eat chocolate and make love to stay warm.
Comment by Romi Burks on July 7, 2011 at 4:48pm
I got an email from a baking company today declaring it "National Chocolate Day."  Is there really such a thing?
Comment by Romi Burks on June 20, 2011 at 2:24pm
Hi all.  Looking forward to getting threads.  I am a professor of biology at a small liberal arts college and teach an interdisciplinary course on chocolate.  Always looking for new information on chocolate and resources to use in class. I would love to go on a chocolate adventure one of these days.
Comment by Laura Marion on January 13, 2011 at 6:32am

Hi all I am a chocolatier I have studied chocolate & patisserie for 3 1/2 years at William Angliss Institute melbourne australia. i have worked in the industry for about 4 years I seeking advice on how to become a " master " does anybody know what the criteria is, to be called a "master chocolatier"
I would like to know if anyone knows what i would have to do to become a master
& where i could go to study.

hope to hear from you soon
kind regards
Laura

 

ps or what are some good places around the world to see or learn more about chocolate

Comment by Anthony Lange on November 13, 2010 at 8:06am
Well, If anyone is interested in going to Ambanja and the Sambriano Valley in Madagascar..... then you need to drop me a line. Its well worth the travel. We are planning a trip in June 2011 and we will do everything. Farmers, Suppliers, Co ops, Island Holiday for a few days........... It'll be great!
Comment by Rebecca Bone on February 15, 2010 at 10:50pm
I recently became a member of Chocolate Life & of this group & excited about all it has to offer. I've already found there to be a wealth of information & am thrilled to find myself amongst so much talent & knowledge.

I currently happen to be entirely immersed in eating, thinking & sleeping chocolate as I've been organizing a chocolate tasting fundraiser in NYC. Its the first of such events I've put together, & I would love any last minute words of advice since its this Friday!

I would also like to invite any & all of you who are in & around NYC to attend. It is a fundraiser for the Haiti relief efforts of Doctors without Borders, held at the Isack Kousnsky Gallery, February 19th at 7:30pm. 561 Broadway, Loft 4B.

Complete event details are listed on the events page where you can RSVP.

Hope to see you there. Please feel free to invite friends.
 

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