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Anniversary Month Events
We've schedule a month of free, chocolate-themed events to celebrate our sixth anniversary. Don't miss your chance to win a year of free chocolate with our golden bar giveaway.
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Annual Golden Bar Giveaway:
At Chocolopolis we feature a specially curated collection of the best chocolate from around the world, as well as our own line of hand crafted chocolate bars. During July, find one of three hidden golden bars and win a bar of chocolate every week for a year. The first golden bar hits the shelves on July 1st. The second bar will be hidden on July 12th, and the final bar will be hidden on July 19th.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, July 24
5pm – 9pm: Happy Hour: American Chocolate Makers – East versus West
We’re pitting chocolate makers from East of the Mississippi against chocolate makers from West of the Mississippi for this competitive happy hour that’s all in good fun. Do you notice a style difference?
Saturday, July 26
Frequent Bar Club Member Curation Overview Session II (By Invitation Only)
Frequent Bar Club Members are invited to join Chief Chocophile, Lauren Adler, for an overview of how she and her team curate their collection of chocolate, and how club members can help beginning in September. Taste chocolate while learning about the Chocolopolis rating system for evaluating chocolate bar samples, and sign up to join a monthly rating meeting.
Tuesday, July 29
6pm – 7pm: “Don't throw it away!”
Join the Chocolopolis Chocolatiers for an informal discussion on troubleshooting chocolate cooking & baking mistakes, and suggestions for creatively using your surplus chocolate bars in recipes. We’ll be offering a special price on some of our bulk items during the event.
Thursday, July 31
5pm – 9pm: Happy Hour: Staff Picks
Our team of chocophiles chooses their favorite bars for a series of Chocolate Happy Hours that begins tonight.
Friday, August 1 OPEN AT 2PM (closed for inventory in the morning)
Free Chocolate Happy Hours
Thursday, July 24
East v. West American Chocolate Makers
The US has become a hotbed of craft chocolate activity. We're pitting chocolate makers located east of the Mississippi against chocolate makers located west of the Mississippi. Join us for this chocolate throwdown!
Thursday, July 31
Staff Picks - Natalie
This happy hour kicks off a month of staff picks. Each of our staff members will pick a selection of their favorite bars to share during happy hour. This week we feature Natalie's picks.
Northwest Chocolate Festival
October 3 - 5, 2014
Don't miss one of the premier international chocolate festivals, held every year in Seattle. The Northwest Chocolate Festival is a confab of chocolate makers, chocolate enthusiasts and chocophiles from around the world. There are serious sessions covering topics such as fairly-traded cacao and chocolate-making techniques, a culinary stage with chocolatier demonstrations, a floor with booths of artisan chocolatiers and chocolate makers and an aphrodisiac room. There's something for every kind of chocolate lover.
We'll be hosting an event in advance of the festival. Alex Whitmore, Founder of Taza Chocolate, will be hosting our weekly chocolate happy hour the Thursday before the beginning of the festival. Stop by Chocolopolis from 5-9pm that night and meet a truly inspirational leader of the craft chocolate movement. Those of you who have read Lauren's blog posts from Belize will understand the impact Alex has had on Mayan cacao farmers and the craft chocolate industry.
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.
August 12, Tuesday 7pm
September 23, Tuesday 7pm
Please call us at (206) 282-0776 to sign up for a class. Classes hold 8-12 people. We need a minimum of 4 people to hold a class.
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 and a stamp. 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 stamp, 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. This is a great opportunity to journey the world of chocolate!