Chocolate Experiences

International Institute of Chocolate & Cacao Tasting

Combined Level 1 & Level 2 Certificate in Chocolate Tasting, 14 May 2023, Grenada: A great chance to take your Level 1 and 2 Certificate in Chocolate Tasting courses in the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada. Join us at Belmont Estate and also enjoy a whole range of chocolate and cacao activities at the Grenada Chocolate Festival, which takes place during and after the course.

Caputo’s Market & Deli: This year will mark the much anticipated 11th Annual Chocolate Fest featuring Hawaii’s Manoa Chocolate as it is back in person! The festival is a gala style fundraiser to benefit the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund and is held on November 17th at 7 p.m. at Caputo’s Downtown 314 W. Broadway, SLC, UT 84101. Register Now!

Fruition Chocolate Works Subscription: Choose your perfect level of Fan Membership and receive a chocolate box shipped directly to your door every two months. Benefits include a member discount on all store purchases, a variety of chocolate and confections, and shipping is free.
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Chocolate Noise Virtual Tastings: Food writer and chocolate expert, Megan Giller, and her team of experts curate craft chocolate from their favorite companies across the world and host virtual chocolate tastings where they share the flavors and stories of ethically sourced chocolate. They also donate a percentage of the proceeds to nonprofits.

Learn more about planning your own Private Virtual Tasting, or explore the website for Scheduled Virtual Events. Find out more about Chocolate Noise.

Chocolatier and Chef Paul Joachim: Chef Paul Joachim, The Chocolate Genius, has overjoyed audiences with chocolate experiences on five continents. His Virtual Chocolate Experiences with hands-on-kits offer fun and compelling engagement, as well as free-spirited participant-to-participant interaction. It’s the perfect happy hour, holiday party, morale booster, VIP gift, and milestone party.

World-class interactive learning experience uses surprisingly elegant Hands-on Kits including a variety of luxury chocolates, ingredients, and recipes. Exclusive and luxurious ingredients are provided, including, Felchlin Swiss chocolate, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, and Ceylon Cinnamon.
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The Chocolate Enthusiast is a chocolate curator and purveyor of a delightful selection of craft chocolate from around the world. Bring a group together from any location with a private, virtual tasting event where you can expect an entertaining and interactive experience while enjoying delectable chocolate. Great for families, friends and coworkers. Elevate your chocolate experience as you learn about cacao, its origin and how to taste chocolate with an assortment of bars curated specifically for your group.
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Chocolopolis: What started out as a pioneering chocolate retail store in Seattle has turned into a worldwide community of chocolate lovers. We gather each month for a tasting event, often partnering with a chocolate maker or another group of chocolate lovers to share in a virtual tasting. New to chocolate? Join us for a virtual chocolate-tasting class and taste chocolate made with cacao from different parts of the world while learning about cacao farming and artisan chocolate production.
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Chocotastery: Join Chocotastery on an exclusive virtual chocolate education and tasting journey to deepen your love and appreciate for craft chocolate. Learn directly from a chocolate sommelier. You will gain knowledge of cacao and chocolate and hands on training in mindfully tasting chocolate and walk away with discovering a deeper appreciation for craft chocolate.

This exclusive virtual chocolate education and tasting experience includes a tasting of four different single origin craft chocolate bars varying in percentages of cacao and the opportunity to have fun and connect with other chocolate enthusiasts via a two-hour Zoom call.
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Club ChoKolate: We want to multiply the positive impact of the “bean-to-bar” chocolate movement through learning experiences that promote a life philosophy that benefits the world. Our emphasis is on promoting #TheGoodnessOfLife, the good experiences we all have daily, like enjoying an excellent real dark craft chocolate, and other activities like reading a book, enjoying music, exercising, eating healthy. As a health expert, we feature fine cacao and chocolate’s health benefits by writing extensively about scientifically sound evidence of these dark chocolate health benefits.
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Dallas Chocolate Festival: was started in June of 2009, with the goal of promoting artisan chocolate in Dallas. Founder Sander Wolf wanted to educate budding foodies about the complex processes and hand-crafted skill that result in a refined chocolate experience. In addition to sharing local and global chocolate news, and sampling whenever we can, hosts its signature event, The Dallas Chocolate Festival, every autumn.

What started in 2009 as a simple event featuring two bean-to-bar chocolate makers has exploded into one of the “must do” events for Dallas foodies. Featuring chocolate samples from industry innovators the world over, the event now features dozens of chocolatiers and chocolate makers, demonstrations, and even workshops. is dedicated to promoting local chocolate artisans and continually educating chocolate lovers about the dynamic, innovative, and delicious world of artisan chocolate.
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Kahkow USA: Join us for a virtual guided tour of our post-harvest facility in the Dominican Republic, where you will learn about fermentation, drying, and quality control at Rizek’s modern facilities, which services small batch to large scale clients.
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Kahkow Dominican Republic: Enjoy and experience the art of Dominican cacao and chocolate making at our tours. Since 2008, we have received visitors from all over the world who wish to learn and share our passion for cacao and chocolate. At San Francisco de Macorís we welcome you to our farm, La Esmeralda, where you’ll be able to enjoy an interactive and educational tour of the Dominican cacao and chocolate. And at the colonial city of Santo Domingo we invite you to enjoy chocolate in a way you have never seen before. Come and learn about the process of chocolate making in an experience that the whole family can enjoy! We also have tastings and classes, and host events.
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Luxx Chocolat: Indulge in Chocovin, the decadent alchemy of chocolate and wine. A unique opportunity to have fun and learn from one or two experts, a Master Chocolatier and Wine Expert, with award-winning artisan chocolate. It’s time to incorporate deliciousness into your every day…not just for special occasions with dessert wines. Choose in-person or virtual!

Don’t want wine? No worries. Ask about our Luxxurious Artisan Chocolate Tastings.
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