Attention Chocolate Fans!
These events are for you!
Chocolate tastings are special events that can be enjoyed in person or virtually!
Would you like to incorporate a tasting into your special occasion, like a birthday, bridal shower, corporate team building activity, fundraising event, or just to have a unique and fun experience with friends or for your next family fun night?
Contact me to arrange your next chocolate tasting event!
May 14, 2022
For the Love of Mom Chocolate Tasting Experience 2:00 PM PST
Moms were given the time-honored gift of chocolate coupled with a unique 90-minute guided chocolate tasting experience. Time was spent learning how chocolate is made and becoming a tasting pro while enjoying the health benefits of dark chocolate. It was the perfect way to say “I love you, Mom!”
May 15, 2021
Cuna De Piedra Chocolate Tasting
IPOP's Kalei Ross co-hosted a chocolate tasting with Cuna De Piedra's co-founder Enrique Perez. It was a delightful time of tasting Cuna De Piedra's 85% Soconusco, Chiapas, 73% Colmalcalco, Tabasco, and their 73% Colmalcalco Tabasco with Reposado bars and learning about the significant role that Mexico has played in the history of chocolate.
October 16, 2020
100% Venezuela Chocolate Tasting
WorldWideChocolate.com claims that Venezuela is home to legendary cacao beans, most notably of the Criollo variety. They also state that Venezuela may be the home of the first cacao tree. So a tasting of some 100% Venezuela Chocolate from the infamous French chocolate maker À La Mère de Famille and San Francisco based L'Amourette Chocolates seemed fitting!
August 29, 2020
100% Chocolate Tasting
To adhere to all the COVID-19 related requirements, we met at Columbia Tech Park to do a 100% chocolate tasting, which included Marou (cacao from Vietnam), Auro (cacao from Philippines), Conexión (cacao from Ecuador), Mānoa (blend of cacao), and Creo (cacao from Ecuador). Fun was had by all! Who would have guessed that you could develop a greater appreciation for 100% chocolate and actually enjoy it?
February 10, 2022
Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser for Options360 5:30 pm
Options360 hosted a chocolate tasting fundraiser event, led by IPOP's Kalei Ross, on February 10, 2022, in support of their Sexual Risk Avoidance program. It was a wonderful night as guests joined in-person and online and experienced the joys of chocolate created by Creo Chocolate and Azar Indulgences.
November 15, 2020
What Goes Well With Penicillin?
There are mixed reviews regarding pairing chocolate with cocktails. Some people don't see it as viable, while others are strong advocates of this "art". This tasting was focused on trying to find the best chocolate to pair with the cocktail Penicillin. The tasters came to a unanimous decision between Mission Chocolate's 100% Escuro or Creo Chocolate's 100%.
September 12, 2020
100% Chocolate Tasting
While the hazardous air quality here in the Pacific Northwest may have prevented us from doing a 100% chocolate tasting at the park, technology (Zoom) provided us the opportunity to taste Auro’s 100% Dark Chocolate Philippine Origin Reserve 2018, Cacao Sampaka’s Chocolate Negro 100% Cacao from Ecuador, and Mission Chocolate’s Brazil 100% in the comfort of our homes free from smoke.
August 22, 2020
Rum & Rum Chocolate Tasting
What’s the big deal with all the chocolates made with different types of spirits? In an attempt to find out, we did a tasting with Goodnow Farms' 77% Dark Chocolate with Lawley’s Rum and Mānoa Chocolate's KōHana Rum bar. We sampled them separately and we paired them with Kōloa Kauai Dark Rum. The event lived up to Erik Voskamp’s saying, “Time flies when you’re having rum!”