Chocolate Experiences

Join our 10th Anniversary Celebration

Attend a Chocolate Happy Hour

Sign Up For a Chocolate Tasting Class

Book a Private Event

 

Celebrating 10 Years

July 19 - Launch of the Pacific Northwest Chocolate Society
Join me, Lauren Adler, and Barbie VanHorn of Finding Fine Chocolate for the launch of the PNW Chocolate Society. We have a limited number of spaces available for our inaugural meeting. If you don't make it this time, there will be plenty of opportunities to attend future meetings. Check out the PNW Chocolate Society Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter for more information.

July 20 - Chocolate Trivia
Answer 5 trivia questions correctly and receive a chocolate treat. Stop by any time between 1pm and 6pm.

July 21: TWO EVENTS
Meet the Maker: Jeremy Karp of BatchPDX
Noon - 3:30
We recently added BatchPDX truffles to our lineup. We weren't looking for new truffles at the time, but we were so impressed we couldn't resist. Chocolatier Jeremy Karp is helping us celebrate our 10th Anniversary this Saturday with a Meet the Maker event. He'll be up from Portland, talking chocolate and sharing samples of his truffles with you. He's an interesting character who likes to meet his fans. Don't miss the opportunity to kibbitz with Jeremy!

July 21 & July 25 - Happy Hour: A Throwback to the American Craft Makers of 2008

Join us for samples of chocolate from some of the first American craft chocolate makers we carried in store. We will be tasting: Askinosie Chocolate San Jose Del Tambo 70% Dark Chocolate, Patric Madagascar 67% Dark ChocolateTaza Chocolate Dominican Republic 70% Dark Chocolate Bulk, and Taza Chocolate Dominican Republic 80% Dark Chocolate.

July 26 - Social Media Scavenger Hunt
Where's Lauren? We'll post a clue on social media. Find Lauren and she'll give you chocolate.

July 27 - Chocolate Trivia
Answer 5 trivia questions correctly and receive a chocolate treat. Stop by any time between 1pm and 6pm.

July 28 - Happy Hour: Taste Fresh Cacao & A Throwback to the Non-US Chocolate Makers of 2008
We'll crack fresh cacao pods and taste cacao pulp from Montoso Gardens in Puerto Rico, followed by chocolate from some of the original bars we carried in 2008 from non-US makers.

July 29 - BBQ Celebration
Noon - 3:00
Party like it's 2018! Join us for a BBQ at the Interbay WorkLofts. We're looking forward to sharing food and chocolate with you at this informal celebration that's open to all of our customers. We've reserved the beautiful courtyard outside our store for the afternoon. Stop by for lunch and s'mores.

Free Chocolate Happy Hours

Every Saturday, 11:00am-3:30pm

Every Wednesday, 1:00pm-6:00pm

Join us every Saturday from 11:00am - 3:30pm and Wednesday 1:00pm-6:00pm 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!

Saturday, July 21 & Wednesday, July 25: Happy Hour: A Throwback to the American Craft Makers of 2008Join us for samples of chocolate from some of the first American craft chocolate makers we carried in store. We will be tasting: Askinosie Chocolate San Jose Del Tambo 70% Dark Chocolate, Patric Madagascar 67% Dark ChocolateTaza Chocolate Dominican Republic 70% Dark Chocolate Bulk, and Taza Chocolate Dominican Republic 80% Dark Chocolate.

 

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. If you would like to host a chocolate tasting for a large group, please contact us to discuss format and pricing. You can reach us at (206) 282-0776 or cs@chocolopolis.com.

 

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, 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.