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Chocolopolis

1527 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 282-0776

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Mon - Wed 11am-7pm
Thur - Sat 11am-9pm
Sunday 11am-6pm



 
 


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Anniversary Month Schedule
July 2016

A month of free events, celebrating our eighth anniversary.

Saturday, July 2, 1-3pm
Meet the Maker: Rob Anderson, Fresco Chocolate
Join Rob Anderson, Founder and Chocolate Maker of Fresco Chocolate. Rob will share samples of his craft chocolate and answer questions about his chocolate-making process. Rob often brings prototypes of new bars in progress, so if you ask him about prototypes, he may have something to share. Stop by any time between 1 and 3 to meet Rob and enjoy Fresco Chocolate.

Saturday, July 9, 1-3pm
Meet the Maker: Amedei Chocolate
We're excited to have our first visit from a representative of Italian chocolate maker, Amedei. We've carried Amedei since we first opened our doors in 2008, and it's been a consistently delicious chocolate. Aaron Flamini will provide samples of Amedei's most famous bars, including Chuao and "9", among others.Stop by any time between 1 and 3 to meet Aaron and taste Amedei chocolate.

Tuesday, July 12, 6-7pm
Drinking Chocolate R&D

In past years you've had the chance to taste our confections in development and provide feedback. This year we're asking for your feedback on our drinking chocolate infusions. Stop by to taste both familiar and new drinking chocolate infusions and provide feedback.

Friday, July 15, 7-9pm
At Babeland Seattle, 707 E. Pike Street
Join us for a short chocolate tasting at Babeland in Capitol Hill while the Babeland team shares their most popular sex tips at this luxe night out. We'll be offering samples of our hand-crafted confections, plus the first twenty guests get goodie bags and one lucky winner will go home with $200 worth of luxury toys and hand-crafted chocolates.

Saturday, July 16, 1-3pm
Chocolopolis Chocolatier Demonstration
Tempering Chocolate

Our talented Chocolatiers, Kelsey & Elyse, will demonstrate how to table temper chocolate at 1pm. Stop by to watch them spread liquid chocolate on the marble slab while getting it into temper, and then stay for bites of goodies dipped in chocolate. If there's extra time, they'll demonstrate the making of some of the other products from our kitchen.

Saturday, July 23, 1-3pm
Meet the Maker: Ranger Chocolate
Meet Rhonda, George and Patrick Zender of Ranger Chocolate, the newest addition to our curated chocolate bar collection. Hailing from Portland, their Tumbes, Peru and their Chulucanas, Peru dark chocolate bars fared very well with our customer & employee tasting panel. They're looking forward to meeting our chocophile community.

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Drinking Chocolate R&D
Join us for second round of Drinking Chocolate R&D. In past years you've had the chance to taste our confections-in-development and provide feedback. This year we're asking for your feedback on our drinking chocolate infusions. We'll be making tweaks between the first event and this one, so even if you attended the first event we think you'll enjoy this one as well.

By Invitation Only
Frequent Bar Club Curation Event
If you're a member of our Frequent Bar Club, stay tuned for an invitation to one of two Curation Classes. During this hour-long event, I'll guide you through a chocolate tasting and share with you our process for evaluating the many samples of craft chocolate we receive, and how we determine which bars to add to our collection. If you'd like to join our monthly chocolate tasting panel, you'll need to attend one of these two tasting events.


Free Chocolate Happy Hours

Every Thursday, 5-9pm
Join us every Thursday from 5-9pm for free chocolate happy hours. We'll pick a theme each week and provide samples around that theme. This is a great opportunity to sample the many bars in our collection and figure out what you like. It's also a really fun evening!



Thursday, June 9
Chocolate Sweet Sixteen Kickoff

Help us kickoff this year's Chocolate Sweet Sixteen! Every week at happy hour we'll have blind tastings of 4 bars from a field of 16 bars competing in the contest. Every customer who comes to happy hour gets one ballot to cast a vote for two of their favorite bars. Two winning bars each week move forward on the bracket until we crown a winner (after the Final Four, of course)!
This week's competitors:
Askinosie San Jose del Tambo 70%
Arete Ecuador 70%
Original Beans Congo 70%
Pump Street Madagascar Akesson Estate 74%

Winners: Original Beans Congo 70% & Arete Ecuador 70%


Thursday, June 16
Chocolate Sweet Sixteen

Every week at happy hour we'll have blind tastings of 4 bars from a field of 16 bars competing in the contest. Every customer who comes to happy hour gets one ballot to cast a vote for two of their favorite bars. Two winning bars each week move forward on the bracket until we crown a winner (after the Final Four, of course)!
This week's competitors:
Dick Taylor Belize 72%
Fruition Hispaniola 68% (Dominican Republic)
Valrhona Araguani 70% (Venezuela)
Amano Dos Rios 70% (Dominican Republic)

Winners: Fruition Hispaniola 68% & Amano Dos Rios 70%


Thursday, June 23
Chocolate Sweet Sixteen

Every week at happy hour we'll have blind tastings of 4 bars from a field of 16 bars competing in the contest. Every customer who comes to happy hour gets one ballot to cast a vote for two of their favorite bars. Two winning bars each week move forward on the bracket until we crown a winner (after the Final Four, of course)!
This week's competitors:
Guittard 85% (Blend)
Marou 80% (Vietnam)
Pralus Tanzanie 75% (Tanzania)
Cluizel Vila Gracinda 67% (Sao Tome)
 
Winners: Pralus Tanzanie 75% & Cluizel Vila Gracinda 67%

 
Thursday, June 30
Chocolate Sweet Sixteen

Every week at happy hour we'll have blind tastings of 4 bars from a field of 16 bars competing in the contest. Every customer who comes to happy hour gets one ballot to cast a vote for two of their favorite bars. Two winning bars each week move forward on the bracket until we crown a winner (after the Final Four, of course)!
This week's competitors:
Soma Peru Nacional 70%
Fresco Peru 225 70%
Escazu Pirua Blanco 70% (Peru)
Dandelion Mantuano 70% (Venezuela)
 
Thursday, July 7
Chocolate Sweet Sixteen

Every week at happy hour we'll have blind tastings of 4 bars from a field of 16 bars competing in the contest. Every customer who comes to happy hour gets one ballot to cast a vote for two of their favorite bars. Two winning bars each week move forward on the bracket until we crown a winner (after the Final Four, of course)!
This week's competitors:
Arete Ecuador 70%
Original Beans Congo 70%
Fruition Hispaniola 68% (Dominican Republic)
Amano Dos Rios 70% (Dominican Republic)


Attend a Chocolate Tasting Class
Similar to a wine tasting, a chocolate tasting provides you with the opportunity to taste and compare chocolate made with cacao from different parts of the world while learning about artisan chocolate and cacao farming and production. Class participants taste 5 single-origin chocolate bars made by the finest small batch chocolate makers and compare them with a childhood favorite. After the tasting choose a cup of drinking chocolate from our menu and a Chocolopolis truffle. Our chocolate tasting classes provide an opportunity to discover the best chocolate the world has to offer!

Classes are $30 per person and last about 45 minutes. Class participants receive a 10% discount on all purchases during the class. Give us a call at 206-282-0776 to sign up for a class.

Class Dates:
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:00am

Frequent Bar Club
Our frequent bar club is for those of you who like to try a lot of chocolate! Here's how it works. For every different bar of chocolate you purchase, we'll mark your frequent bar card with the name of the bar. Once you've purchased 10 different bars, you receive a bar of equal or lesser value, free (the value is based on the most expensive bar listed on your card). Each bar must be a different one, so purchasing 10 of one bar counts as 1, but purchasing 2 different bars counts for 2 stamps. We hope this encourages you to try many different bars of chocolate and expand your palate.

Signing up for our club means that you agree to be on our newsletter mailing list and that we sign you up as a frequent customer. FBC members are invited to exclusive events a few times a year.. This is a great opportunity to explore the world of chocolate and meet fellow chocophiles.