Chocolate Experiences

Special Events

Attend a Chocolate Happy Hour

Sign Up For a Chocolate Tasting Class

Book a Private Event

Special Events

 

Keep an eye out for more events to come soon!

 

Free Chocolate Happy Hours

Every Saturday, 11:00am-3:30pm and every Wednesday 1:00pm-6:00pm

Join us every Saturday and Wednesday 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 afternoon and a great way to meet other chocolate lovers!

October: Sweet 16 Taste Offs begin at every Happy Hour! Come vote and help us decide the winner for 2018. 

Round #1 WinnersDomori Chuao 70% (Venezuela) & Fruition Hispaniola 68% (Dominican Republic)!

Round #2 WinnersFrancois Pralus Ghana 75% & Smooth Chocolator Tanzania 70%

Round #3 Winners:  Patric Madagascar 67% & Michel Cluizel Mokaya, Mexico 66%,

Round #4 Winners: Amano Dos Rios 70% (Dominican Republic) & Soma Bejofo, Madagascar 70%

Quarterfinal Round #1 Winners: Fruition Hispaniola 68% (Dominican Republic) & Smooth Chocolator Tanzania 70%

 

Saturday November 10 and Wednesday November 14:  Sweet Sixteen Quarter Finals Voting! Patric Madagascar 67%Michel Cluizel Mokaya, Mexico 66%Amano Dos Rios 70% (Dominican Republic) & Soma Bejofo, Madagascar 70%

Saturday November 17 and Wednesday November 21:  Sweet Sixteen Semi-Finals Voting! Fruition Hispaniola 68% (Dominican Republic) & Smooth Chocolator Tanzania 70%

Saturday November 24 and Wednesday November 28: Sweet Sixteen Final Voting!

 

Guided Chocolate Tastings

 

Our guided chocolate tastings provide an opportunity to discover the best chocolate the world has to offer. 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. Sign up for one of our classes, or book a private event.

Chocolate Tasting Classes

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Class participants taste 5 single-origin chocolate bars made by the finest small batch chocolate makers and compare them with a childhood favorite. Class ends with a sweet inclusion chocolate and a confection. Classes are $20 per person and last 1 hour. Class participants receive a 10% discount on all purchases made the day of class. Give us a call at 206-282-0776 to sign up for a class.

2018 Class Dates:

 

Private Events

Book a Chocolate Tasting Experience

A Chocolopolis Chocolate Tasting is an experience to be shared with colleagues, friends and family in a fun, hands-on environment.  Anyone who loves chocolate or appreciates fine wines, coffees, spirits or other craft foods will enjoy a chocolate tasting experience.

Our private chocolate tasting events are a great way to boost team morale or to thank clients. They are also a fantastic way to gather family and friends for milestone occasions such as birthdays and bridal showers, and they are popular as university alumni gatherings.

Chocolate tastings give you and your guests the opportunity to taste and compare chocolate made with cacao from different parts of the world while learning about craft chocolate and cacao farming and production. Appropriate for all ages and occasions, your guests will try a range of chocolate made by small, artisan chocolate makers who specialize in the craft of turning fine, flavor cacao beans into silky, smooth and scrumptious chocolate.

During a one-hour guided tasting you will learn to use all five senses to enjoy and discover the flavor profiles of chocolate from 5 different cacao-growing regions, and to compare them with a childhood favorite. We will explore the rise of the artisan bean-to-bar and craft chocolate movements, and how cacao varietal, fermentation and production techniques influence the quality of chocolate. Our tasting ends with fun, sweet treats.

Class participants receive a 10% discount on purchases made during onsite events, and participants in offsite events receive a coupon for a 10% discount on their next purchase.

ONSITE TASTINGS:
Tastings for groups of 10-30 people will be held in one of our community lounges at our store location at the Interbay WorkLofts. You're welcome to book an onsite tasting for fewer than ten people, but the fee will be based on our ten-person minimum.

OFFSITE TASTINGS:
We offer offsite guided chocolate tasting classes for larger groups and company events. These have proven to be very popular as morale-building events for employees, and as thank-you events for clients. We have done offsite tastings for groups ranging from 10 people to 1,000 people. Offsite events require more preparation, time and travel on our part, so fees for Offsite events begin at $550 and are good for any number of people up to 30 people. Additional fees apply for more than 30 people (please see table, below, for specific pricing). If you would like to host a chocolate tasting for more than 50 people, please contact us to discuss format and pricing. You can reach us at (206) 282-0776 or cs@chocolopolis.com. Please note that there are additional Transportation Fees for venues that are more than 5 miles from our store. If you are located more than 5 miles from our location there will be an additional transportation fee based on distance. If there is no access to free parking at the venue there will be an additional $15 charge to help cover our parking costs.

 

Event Pricing

Group Size Onsite Prices
Up to 10 people $300
11-30 people $450
   
  Offsite Prices
Up to 30 people $550
31-50 people $750
50+ people

Contact us for pricing

 

TRANSPORTATION FEE:
If you are located more than 5 miles from our location there will be an additional transportation fee based on distance to the event venue. If there is no access to free parking there will be an additional $15 charge to help cover our parking costs.

WINE & SPIRIT PAIRINGS:
We welcome wine and spirit pairings with our guided chocolate tastings. Please contact us for information about scheduling a wine/spirit and chocolate pairing. Pairing events must comply with all regulations of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Event planner must present a valid Banquet License two weeks in advance of the event.


CUSTOM TASTINGS
We’re also happy to work with you to create customized tasting events tailored to meet your particular needs. Customers have booked chocolate tastings for employee morale events, dinner parties, professional receptions, bridal showers, bachelor parties, birthday parties, and other celebrations. We can also design a chocolate tasting that complements a particular theme or interest.

For example, tastings could spotlight:

    Chocolate containing cacao from certain countries or regions (e.g. Mexico, Africa, Southeast Asia)
    Chocolate makers from particular countries (e.g. France, Italy)
    Chocolate makers focused on fair trade and sustainability
    Chocolate with particular flavor profiles (e.g. fruity, earthy, floral)
    All dark, milk or white chocolate
    All kosher chocolate

The possibilities are endless!

Please call 206-282-0776 or email lauren@chocolopolis.com to book a tasting or to discuss specifics of the event you would like to hold.