Chocolate Experiences

Chocolate Happy Hours

Guided Chocolate Tastings

Monthly Tasting Classes

Private 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, December 7

The Last Round: Chocolopolis Chocolate Bars

Our supply of our own, hand-crafted chocolate bars is coming to an end soon (for now). Before they're gone we thought we'd celebrate them with a happy hour in their honor. Stop by tonight for tastes of some of our chocolate bars, along with others near and dear to our palates.

 

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.

Monthly Classes


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 $30 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.

2017 Class Dates:

TBA. Contact cs@chocolopolis.com with any questions.

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.

Chocolopolis Event Pricing
Offsite Variable Fee Fixed Fee Location
8-10 people $30.00 $0.00 Conference Room
11-30 people $10.00 $300.00 Lounge
12-50 people $12.00 $300.00 Offsite (minimum offsite is for 12 people)
50-100 people $10.00 $500.00 Offsite
100+ people Contact us for pricing Offsite

 

ONSITE TASTINGS:
Tastings for smaller groups of 8-10 people will be held in conference rooms onsite and are priced per person. You're welcome to book an onsite tasting for fewer than eight people, but the fee will be based on our eight-person minimum. Tastings for larger groups of 11 - 30 people are held in our lounge, where guests can sit or mingle. There are seats for 13 people, and there is plenty of standing room for the rest, including a large kitchen island where guests can congregate during the tasting. This format of chocolate tasting provides ample opportunity for guests to mix and mingle before or after the event.

OFFSITE TASTINGS:
We offer offsite guided chocolate tasting classes for larger groups and company events. These have proven to be very popular with our corporate clients as morale-building events for employees, and as thank-you events for clients.The amount of time required to prepare for offsite events is significant, so we have a higher minimum price with a fixed price component.

TRANSPORTATION FEE:
If you are located more than 5 miles from our location, or if there is no access to free parking at your venue, we will apply an additional $15 transportation charge.

WINE & SPIRIT PAIRINGS:
We welcome wine and spirit pairings with our guided chocolate tastings. While brown liquors such as scotch, whiskey and bourbon pair well with chocolate, choosing the appropriate wines to pair with chocolate can be more of a challenge. 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.