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

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Sunday 11am-6pm

 
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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:

Tuesday, July 1
Kickstarter Thank-You Event (Invitation Only)
A thank you party for the almost 200 Kickstarter donors who helped fund Chocolopolis’ new packaging project.  By invitation only.

Wednesday, July 2
6pm – 7pm: Chocolate Demonstration: What is a Truffle?
Chocolopolis’ Chocolatiers, Sebastian & Dominica Falcon, demonstrate truffle making while discussing what makes a truffle a truffle.

Friday, July 4 CLOSED for July 4th

Tuesday, July 8
5pm – 7pm: Meet the Maker: Madre Chocolate
Meet Nat Bletter of Madre Chocolate and taste chocolate made with cacao grown in the U.S. Madre chocolate is a craft chocolate maker in Honolulu that makes chocolate from Hawaiian cacao. 

Thursday, July 10
5pm – 9pm: Happy Hour & Meet the Maker: Michel Cluizel Chocolate
In advance of Bastille Day, this week’s happy hour brings a representative of Michel Cluizel chocolate to town. Join Jacques Dahan for tastes of Michel Cluizel’s French chocolate and get ready to celebrate Bastille Day. We’ll have samples of Cluizel Chocolate beginning at 5pm. Jacques will be at the table from 6pm-9pm to answer questions and talk about Cluizel’s chocolate philosophy and sourcing practices.

Saturday, July 12
11:00am – 5:00pm: Queen Anne Days & Sidewalk Sale
11:00am – 3:00pm: Iced Drinking chocolate samples
11:00am – Children’s chocolate tasting (session 1)
11:30am – Children’s chocolate tasting (session 2)

Tuesday, July 15
6pm – 7pm: “How to throw a chocolate tasting party”
Chief Chocophile, Lauren Adler, shares her advice for hosting a chocolate tasting party, including her suggestions for creating flights of chocolate. She’ll also offer advice on pairing beverages and other foods with chocolate. Participants will receive a cheat sheet of chocolate tasting do’s and don’ts.

Thursday, July 17
5pm – 9pm:  Happy Hour: Launch of the Chocolopolis Origin bars, “Guess the Origin”

A special happy hour marks the launch of Chocolopolis’ new line of single-origin chocolate bars. Taste the three new bars and see if you can guess the cacao origin of each one.

Sunday, July 20
Frequent Bar Club Member Curation Overview Session I (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 22
7pm – 8pm: Chocolate Week in Belize with Lauren
Join Chief Chocophile, Lauren Adler, for a slide show of her chocolate trip to Belize. Lauren will share photos from her adventures in Belize, and she’ll talk about her experiences with traditional Mayan cacao farmers and the local Fairtrade cacao cooperative.

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  CLOSED FOR INVENTORY

Free Chocolate Happy Hours
Thursdays 5-9pm

Thursday, July 17
"Guess the Origin" Launch of Chocolopolis Bars & Truffles
Join us for a special chocolate happy hour this Thursday as we launch of our own line of origin chocolate bars and a special collection of truffles made with chocolate from some of our favorite craft chocolate makers. Our Chocolatiers have been busily formulating our new bars by blending other single-origin chocolates from makers such as Fresco, Amano, Domori and Valrhona. Taste our approach to the cacao-growing regions of Madagascar, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic in three new bars blended with different chocolates from each of these regions. Can you guess the origin by taste alone? We challenge you to give it a try during happy hour. In honor of our sixth anniversary, we've created a special collection of four single-origin truffles made with some of our favorite craft chocolates. Taste a Madagascar truffle made with Fresco Chocolate, a Grenada truffle made with Grenada Chocolate, a Camino Verde (Ecuador) truffle made with Dandelion Chocolate and a Belize truffle made with Ritual Chocolate. Some of these taste just like the chocolate bars, others have a flavor all their own. Don't miss the chance to taste them at happy hour this week.

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.

Class Dates:

July 21, Monday 7pm
August 12, 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!