2019 Chocolate Sweet Sixteen


We're kicking off our fifth annual Chocolate Sweet Sixteen competition with the first round of blind voting on Saturday, April 6 during our weekly chocolate happy hour.

How the competition works
We've organized 16 single-origin and blend dark chocolate bars into brackets of 4. Each week during happy hour we'll conduct a blind tasting of a bracket of four competitors. The blind tasting will be available at our Saturday and Wednesday happy hours. Come to happy hour, taste the four chocolates and vote for your two favorite chocolates. The two chocolates with the most votes in each round of four move forward in the competition. This is a blind tasting, meaning that you won't know which chocolate is which. If you don't live in the Seattle area, you're welcome to participate in the fantasy brackets and follow the competition. We'll publish the results on the following Thursday each week.

Submit your fantasy bracket for prizes
If you'd like to compete for prizes, make sure to fill out your fantasy bracket and submit it either online or in person NO LATER THAN April 12, 2019 at 7pm PDT. This is a strict deadline. In order to be fair to everyone, brackets submitted after 7pm will not be accepted. If you email us your bracket, we will email you a confirmation that we've received your bracket. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours of sending your bracket, please call us at (206) 282-0776 or email us to make sure we received it.

Purchase the bundle of bars
Order a bundle now and conduct your own tasting and put your fantasy bracket together and see how it matches up to the results.

At the end of the competition, the person with the most correct bracket, as determined by a panel of judges, will receive a gift certificate to Chocolopolis. Everyone who correctly guesses the winning bar will receive one of the winning bar for free. Please click here to read the contest rules.

The Competitors

Areté Beniano, Bolivia 70%

François Pralus Ghana 75%

Charm School Belize 70%

Fresco Guatemala 70% Medium Roast


Escazu Patanemo, Venezuela 80%

Mission Chocolate Fazenda Camboa 70% (Brazil)

Desbarres Kilombero, Tanzania 72%

Smooth Chocolator Beniano, Bolivia 75%


Fruition Hispaniola 68% (Dominican Republic)

Cluizel Mokaya, Mexico 66%

Cacao Hunters Sierra Nevada, Colombia 64%

Marou Tien Giang, Vietnam 70%


Amano Dos Rios 70% (Dominican Republic)

Patric Madagascar 67%

Chocolat Bonnat Trinité 75% (Trinidad)

Valrhona Araguani 72% (Venezuela)