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This is the home page for TheChocolateWonk, a membership club of chocolate Wonks who gather together at Chocolate Wonks to share their devotion to chocolate.

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Members: 13
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2013

What Is A/The Chocolate Wonk?

A chocolate Wonk is a person with a more-than-casual interest in, and devotion to, chocolate.

A Chocolate Wonk is also a meeting of chocolate Wonks who gather together to share their fascination, adoration, and humble devotion to Chocolate.

TheChocolateWonk is a membership club of chocolate Wonks who band together for the purpose of gathering together at Chocolate Wonks.

Membership in TheChocolateWonk

The annual Wonkership fee is $25. Join Now
The active memberWonk list is limited to 100.
All memberWonks must be of legal drinking age.

Chocolate Wonks

Chocolate Wonks will be posted as Events here on about two weeks in advance. At least 10 Chocolate Wonks will be held each year. MemberWonks must attend at least four (4) Chocolate Wonks to maintain active status.

The Home Base for TheChocolateWonk in 2010 is:

The Back Room
Jimmy's #43
43 East 7th Street
New York, NY

Chocolate Wonks will take place on Sundays from 3-5:30pm
The Members meeting fee is $10 (payable in advance or at the door) + 2-drink min.
Non-members $10 advance/$15 at the door + 2-drink minimum.
Drinks cost $3 (soft drinks) - beers range $6-14.
Jimmy's accepts cash only.
Attendance will be limited to 25-30 people.

Discussion Forum

Chocolate Wonk page on Facebook

Started by Clay Gordon May 4, 2010. 0 Replies

Another way to stay in touch with your inner Wonk! ClayContinue

Chocolate Wonk Membership, Meeting Fees, and Attendance

Started by Clay Gordon. Last reply by Adriennne Henson Apr 27, 2010. 1 Reply

This is an open message to all current and prospective Chocolate Wonk members.One of the reasons I decided to charge an annual membership fee is that I wanted to discourage people who are not…Continue

Following up on the April 25th Wonk - Talking Taste

Started by Clay Gordon. Last reply by Clay Gordon Apr 27, 2010. 2 Replies

I want to thank everyone who braved the elements to join me at Jimmy's #43 for the April Chocolate Wonk - Talking Taste. The rain definitely dampened attendance, but we had a lively group and covered…Continue

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Comment by Roxanne Browning on September 20, 2010 at 8:20pm
When is the next Wonk-up?
Comment by New Wave Girl on June 22, 2010 at 5:13pm
Are we meeting at the Fancy Food Show to talk chocolate?
Comment by Duffy Sheardown on May 12, 2010 at 1:12pm
I have sent 3 bars of "Corazon del Ecuador" 72% and 3 development bars of "Heart of Brazil" 70% for the next Wonk meeting. The Brazil bars are so new I don't have wrappers yet. They were made using fellow The Chocolate Life member Jim Lucas' beans and I took samples to my launch at the London Real Food Festival last weekend. Comments on the Brazil:
1. Warm, chocolatey, coffee at first, slightly burnt aftertaste. Some mould.

2. Fruity, nice grassiness, fresh.

3. Very fruity, would use as a couverture with the cocoa butter reduced.

Comments on the Corazon del Ecuador:
1. TheChocolateReview site said: a "safe" bar. Slight cherry and marzipan.
2. Martin at said: treacle toffee, over-ripe banana, mulled wine, gentle citrus, raisins and powdered ginger. Tannic aftertaste like black tea.

Looking forwards to hearing your thoughts!
Comment by Roxanne Browning on May 8, 2010 at 1:33pm
I will be going to the May 23 wonk up
Comment by Roxanne Browning on April 27, 2010 at 1:25pm
Thank you Clay, I very informative wonk meeting, the science behind the joy of chocolate is inspiring. Thank you for listing the samples we had, it helps to know what they are so we may buy them. It would help if the room was better lite.
Comment by holycacao on April 11, 2010 at 9:10am
I'd like to donate some Holy Cacao Chocolate to this event for sampling. I won't be there but I would love to contribute to the event and get some feedback on our chocolates.
Comment by Roxanne Browning on April 9, 2010 at 4:13pm
I will be bringing a friend, too
Comment by Roxanne Browning on March 25, 2010 at 10:48am
I will be there, excellent topic.
Comment by Clay Gordon on March 25, 2010 at 10:45am
The subject for the April 25th Chocolate Wonk has been decided - it's all about rating and reviewing. Different approaches, how to do it, what's important to try to convey - and more. Of course, we'll be doing demonstrating using actual different chocolates so I can't imagine a tastier class anywhere.
Comment by Clay Gordon on March 9, 2010 at 1:42pm
The next Wonk is scheduled for April 25th. Subject TBD. Sorry for no March Wonk, my travel schedule and lack of access to e-mail meant that I was unable to secure a date.

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