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, April 20
Arete Fine Chocolate
Tonight we're tasting the single-origin bars of Arete Chocolate. Located in Milpitas, CA, Arete makes very tasting chocolate from many different origins. We particularly enjoy their ability to develop complex flavors in their chocolate. We'll have tastes of select origins, including Peru, Ecuador, the DR and Brazil.
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.
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 your choice of a cup of drinking chocolate from our menu and a Chocolopolis truffle. 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:
Saturday, April 15, 10:00am
Saturday, May 13, 10:00am
Book a Chocolate Tasting Experience
A Chocolopolis Chocolate Tasting is an experience that can be shared with colleagues, friends and family in a fun, hands-on environment. Similar to a wine tasting, a chocolate tasting gives 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 the finest flavor cacao beans into silky, smooth and scrumptious chocolate. Anyone who loves chocolate will love a tasting experience.
Onsite & Offsite
We’re happy to book an event at Chocolopolis or at a location of your choosing. Prices vary depending on format, location and number of people. We are able to book events at Chocolopolis after store hours. We close the store at 6pm on Sunday evenings and 7pm Monday through Wednesday. The store does not close until 9pm Thursday through Saturday, so we do not usually book onsite events on those evenings.
Below are descriptions for our most popular options. We’re happy to customize events to your needs.
Let us help you set up a self-guided tasting experience during store hours. Give us a call a few days in advance of the day you'd like to have your tasting. Let us know the time of day you'll be coming, the number in your party (up to 8 people) and any preferences you have in terms of chocolate. One of our chocophiles will pick out a selection of single-origin chocolate bars that demonstrate the differences in terroir among cacao beans and growing regions. We'll reserve a table for your party at the appointed hour, and we'll provide you with tasting sheets with chocolate tasting instructions and a place to record your notes.
The Sampler is our most popular tasting package and is great for just about any occasion. Whether you’re planning a team morale-building event, an alumni gathering or a client appreciation event, this is a tasty option. You’ll have Chocolopolis to yourself for up to 2 hours. Your evening includes a 45-minute guided chocolate tasting, when you and your guests will learn to use all five senses to enjoy and discover the flavor profiles of chocolate from 5 different cacao-growing regions and compare them with a childhood favorite. While tasting chocolate, participants learn about the artisan bean-to-bar and craft chocolate movements, and how cacao varietal, fermentation and production techniques influence the quality of chocolate. The guided tasting ends with a cup of drinking chocolate and a Chocolopolis truffle for each participant. Class participants receive a 10% discount on purchases made during the event.
The Sampler Offsite
Offsite: $250 + $10/person + sales tax, up to 20 - 39 people
$300 + $8.50/person + sales tax, 40 - 59 people
$325 + $8.00/person + sales tax, 60 - 79 people
$350 + $7.50/person + sales tax, 80 - 100 people
Can’t make it to Chocolopolis? No problem, let us come to you! We’ll bring our chocolate expert to a location of your choice. The Sampler Offsite includes a one hour guided chocolate tasting where you and your guests will learn to use all five senses to enjoy and discover the flavor profiles of chocolate from 5 different cacao-growing regions and compare them with a childhood favorite. While tasting chocolate, participants learn about the artisan bean-to-bar and craft chocolate movements, and how cacao varietal, fermentation and production techniques influence the quality of chocolate.
This format is great for social events with larger groups. We’ll put a tasting station together with three artisan chocolates to taste. We continuously do mini-tastings as guests approach the table, tailored to their level of interest. The Mingler is great for professional organizations holding receptions. The price includes up to 2 hours of our time. We are happy to provide separate pricing for events lasting longer than 2 hours.
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 email@example.com to book a tasting or to discuss specifics of the event you would like to hold.