The Northwest Chocolate Festival

The Northwest Chocolate Festival November 7-8, 2020 The Northwest Chocolate Festival is on November 7-8, 2020 and presents two days of pure chocolate magic and decadence! Taste Chocolate from around the world, watch demonstrations in chocolate, listen to lectures, watch slideshows and be a chocolatier for a weekend at the best festival for chocolate lovers in the world!
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Welcome to the Northwest Chocolate Festival at the Smith Cove Pier 91 in Seattle.

Mission: We are proud to feature craft chocolate artisans from around the country in our city for the tasting and talks at the Northwest Chocolate Festival. Visit the website for more details about the hands-on workshops, tasting chocolate from around the world, chocolate classes, the celebration party, and keynote panel presentations featuring voices from the chocolate world.

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Only the best craft chocolate brands end up in The Chocolate Club monthly subscription box ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“ฌWe make sure that the choc...
12/30/2020

Only the best craft chocolate brands end up in The Chocolate Club monthly subscription box ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“ฌ

We make sure that the chocolate we select for you is always fine flavor, handmade, with minimal & high-quality ingredients, using cacao that is ethically sourced, paid a premium price and traceable all the way back to its place of origin. Get ready to taste award-winning, innovative and international chocolate ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ˜‹

Join today (USA only): https://www.thechocolateclub.org/

12/30/2020
Alain Ducasse

Today we fly to Paris with our minds inside Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse to witness the mouth-watering behind the scenes of the Milk Chocobar: a stylish geometrical shape that hides a heart made with almond and cornflake praline combined with a caramel ganache, covered in Madagascar 45% milk chocolate ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฎ

Forget about the long list of ingredients you usually find in supermarket chocolate!When it comes to craft bean-to-bar c...
12/28/2020

Forget about the long list of ingredients you usually find in supermarket chocolate!
When it comes to craft bean-to-bar chocolate, here are the minimal ingredients you can expect in each kind of chocolate:

๐Ÿซ Dark Chocolate: cocoa beans and sugar.
Nothing else is needed when the cacao used is flavorful on its own. Usually cane sugar, coconut sugar, panela, honey, maple syrup or other natural alternative sugars are used instead of highly-refined white sugar. Cocoa butter could also be among the ingredients, added to confer extra creaminess. Vanilla and soy/sunflower lecithin can also be found at the end of the list, but in rare occasions.

๐Ÿฅ› Milk Chocolate: cocoa beans, sugar and milk powder.
To the fine cacao and the sugar, milk is added to round off the more intense notes from the beans. Here vanilla can be found more often, to confer extra sweetness.

๐Ÿค White Chocolate: sugar, milk powder and cocoa butter.
There are no cocoa solids here (the "brown" part of the beans), but only the fatty component which is the cocoa butter. Together with sugar and milk powder, these 3 ingredients create the perfect treat for those craving extreme sweetness and creaminess. Here vanilla is almost always a common flavoring.

What is your favorite kind of chocolate?

The packages that the members of The Chocolate Club receive are the result of over a decade of tasting artisan chocolate...
12/27/2020

The packages that the members of The Chocolate Club receive are the result of over a decade of tasting artisan chocolate, connecting consumers with new craft makers, and educating industry professionals all over the world ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒŽ

We have selected the best, most fun, socially impactful, and flavor forward specialty chocolate makers in the world for you to enjoy!

For only $42 per month, you will receive expertly curated artisan chocolate delivered to your door (4 chocolate bars with each delivery). Exclusive access is also included with your membership to virtual chocolate factory tours, talks with chocolate makers, virtual hang-outs, and tastes of new, signature and limited edition products. You may cancel the membership at any time, there is no contract ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“ฌ

Join today: https://www.thechocolateclub.org/gift-membership/p/monthly-membership

We wish a very Merry Christmas to our chocolate friends all over the world ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒŽ
12/25/2020

We wish a very Merry Christmas to our chocolate friends all over the world ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒŽ

We love all the craft chocolate bars by La Folie India, but which one would YOU choose between The Berry Good ๐Ÿ“, The Cru...
12/24/2020

We love all the craft chocolate bars by La Folie India, but which one would YOU choose between The Berry Good ๐Ÿ“, The Crunchy Cocoa Nibs ๐Ÿซ and The Creamy Coconut Milk ๐Ÿฅฅ?

Sign up for our Chocolate Club membership to receive an expertly curated box of artisan chocolate every month with the b...
12/23/2020

Sign up for our Chocolate Club membership to receive an expertly curated box of artisan chocolate every month with the best international brands on the market ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒŽ

The perfect occasion to discover new brands, origins and flavors. We have been in the chocolate business for the past 13 years, so let us delight your palate with only the best ๐ŸŽ€

Discover all the details: https://www.thechocolateclub.org/

We love to follow Daniel O'Doherty from www.cacaoservices.com to learn all about cacao biology and agronomy ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒดHere is a...
12/22/2020

We love to follow Daniel O'Doherty from www.cacaoservices.com to learn all about cacao biology and agronomy ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒด

Here is an interesting perspective from his latest post on fermentation:

"Old school: fresh cacao, wild/native fermentation, banana leaves, wood box. Common questions regarding traditional fermentation in wood boxes without a starter culture... โ€œCanโ€™t this be improved or modernized with stainless steel or plastic vessels, rotating barrel fermenters, lab-produced cultures, etc, etc?โ€ Sure. But anyone thatโ€™s worked with small farmers that grow the vast majority of world production knows these are not particularly viable options.

Further, the best cacao in the world is produced with traditional methods, as is this box of Maui-grown cacao. In medical diagnostics, thereโ€™s a famous phrase, โ€œWhen you hear hooves, think horses not zebrasโ€. If cacao fermentation is not producing the desired outcome, look for the simple, often overlooked problems instead of thinking of expensive, exotic, and cockamamie solutions. Attention to detail, use all your senses, look closely. The devil is in the detail.

I love innovation and constantly experiment with fermentation, but if itโ€™s not realistic for farmers, it becomes of only academic or boutique interest."

12/20/2020
Kahkow USA

Winner of the GOLD Award in the Inclusion Chocolate category at the Chocolate Alliance Awards, Kahkow USA shows us the creative process behind one of their best-selling bars: La Magdalena + Candied Nibs.

90% dark chocolate with cacao from the Dominican Republic is enriched with crunchy & sweet cacao candied nibs. All crafted with artisan methods, ethically sourced, simple ingredients and incredibly delicious.

Who's ready to take a bite? ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿซ

Join THE CHOCOLATE CLUB to receive a monthly delivery of the best artisan, ethical and award-winning chocolate on the ma...
12/19/2020
The Chocolate Club

Join THE CHOCOLATE CLUB to receive a monthly delivery of the best artisan, ethical and award-winning chocolate on the market: a special box with 4 precious bars delivered to your doorstep every month to discover new brands, origins and flavors ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒ

Learn more: https://www.thechocolateclub.org/

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12/18/2020
Vesta Chocolate

We could watch Vesta Chocolate in New Jersey fill their artisanal bonbons with some delicious ganache all day long ๐Ÿซโค๏ธ๐Ÿซโค๏ธ

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12/16/2020
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Afraid that you are not going to find that last-minute gift?
We've got you covered ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿซ

With just a couple of clicks, you can gift a membership to The Chocolate Club to your chocoholic loved ones! They will receive 4 chocolate bars from artisan, ethical and renowned chocolate brands every month directly to their doorstep. A sweet, thoughtful and unforgettable present to make them discover new brands and flavors in the comfort of their home ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’•

Discover our memberships (USA only): https://www.thechocolateclub.org/gift-membership

Whatever you do in life, do it with chocolate. Join Now Monthly Membership Join today for only $42 per month to receive expertly curated artisan chocolate delivered to your door! You will receive 4 chocolate bars with each delivery. Exclusive access is included with your membership to virtual chocol...

12/16/2020
Cereal Chocolate by The Chocolate Lab

The perfect breakfast for chocoholics: cereal milk chocolate by The Chocolate Lab in Calgary, Canada. Because who wouldn't want to wake up to such a sweet morning ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฅ›

When fine cacao is treated and crafted with care, the resulting chocolate offers an endless rainbow of flavors ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽจThese a...
12/14/2020

When fine cacao is treated and crafted with care, the resulting chocolate offers an endless rainbow of flavors ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽจ

These are not ingredients added to the chocolate, but the intrinsic flavors that fine cacao carries as a mixed result of genetics, terroir, origin, weather and post-harvesting processes.
Here are just some of the main categories of tasting notes that you can experience in your fine chocolate:

- FRUITY ๐Ÿ‹: passion fruit, mango, raspberry, orange, lemon, etc..
- FLORAL ๐ŸŒธ: jasmine, lavender, rose, hibiscus, lemongrass, etc..
- SPICY ๐ŸŒถ: nutmeg, clover, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, licorice, etc..
- EARTHY ๐ŸŒฑ: wood, soil, mushroom, leather, moss, etc..
- NUTTY ๐ŸŒฐ: almond, peanut, hazelnut, walnut, pecan, etc..

When you choose fine chocolate, even the simplest dark chocolate can become an exciting journey for your palate!
And now let us know: what tasting notes do you enjoy the most in chocolate? ๐Ÿ‘‡

With all this running around to buy gifts for other people, have you stopped to consider a gift for yourself? ๐ŸŽIf you li...
12/12/2020

With all this running around to buy gifts for other people, have you stopped to consider a gift for yourself? ๐ŸŽ

If you live in the USA, we might have the perfect treat for you: craft chocolate delivered to your doorstep every month.

With our Chocolate Club monthly membership, you receive 4 full-size chocolate bars made by artisan brands that we personally know and trust, crafted with minimal and ethical ingredients with fine cacao from all over the world, that will make your days sweeter with unforgettable flavors ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿซ

Gift yourself the Chocolate Club membership today: https://www.thechocolateclub.org/gift-membership/p/monthly-membership

12/11/2020
Green Bean To Bar Chocolate

The team behind green bean to bar chocolate in Japan, winner of the Chocolate Alliance Awards in the Milk Chocolate and Inclusion Chocolate categories, places the chocolate bars on the vibrating platform and then vigorously taps them on the table to avoid the formation of air bubbles during the molding process. This is why their craft chocolate bars are always beautiful and in perfect conditions ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ€

Have you ever tried Green Bean To Bar chocolate?
What's your favorite bar?

We can't think of a better gift for the holidays than artisanal, award-winning, ethical and flavorful chocolate ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽTo say...
12/10/2020

We can't think of a better gift for the holidays than artisanal, award-winning, ethical and flavorful chocolate ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ

To say "I love you", "I appreciate you" or "I miss you", gift a Chocolate Club membership (3, 6 or 12 months) so that your loved ones can receive a monthly delivery of the best chocolate on the market directly on their doorstep.
A truly unforgettable gift ๐ŸŽ€

Check out all the details: https://www.thechocolateclub.org/gift-membership

Inside a cocoa pod there is a white pulp widely referred to as "mucilage" ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”You will find the mucilage surrounding the c...
12/07/2020

Inside a cocoa pod there is a white pulp widely referred to as "mucilage" ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”

You will find the mucilage surrounding the cocoa beans like a protective veil, but this protective layer is far from being useless: it is an essential component in the fermentation process, a crucial step to develop the flavor precursors inside the cocoa beans.
In cocoa producing countries, the mucilage is also used in the kitchen for smoothies and sweet beverages, as it tastes fresh, fruity and exotic.

Some companies in Europe and the US are also launching new products like cacao juices with cacao mucilage as the main ingredients, and even experimenting with including this sweet pulp inside their chocolate bars ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿซ

Have you ever tasted the delicious cocoa pulp?
How did you like it?

12/06/2020
Metiisto Chocolate

Winner at the Chocolate Alliance Awards, Metiisto artisan chocolate in Australia not only crafts bean-to-bar chocolate from the finest cocoa beans, but also uses its own fine flavor and ethical chocolate for sophisticated bonbons and creations:

"What's got premium Australian hazelnuts, Metiisto milk chocolate gianduja and is covered in our award winning Tenaru 67% dark chocolate?
These lovelies do ๐ŸŒฐโค๐Ÿฅ›
100% made by us from scratch in Toowoomba."

Bravo, Metiisto!

We have been creating taste experiences for chocolate lovers since 2008. Our work includes the world renown Northwest Ch...
12/04/2020
Store 1 โ€” The Chocolate Club

We have been creating taste experiences for chocolate lovers since 2008.

Our work includes the world renown Northwest Chocolate Festival that is considered the top show for artisan chocolate in the United States. We created the Chocolate Makers UnConference in 2014 to organize the growing craft chocolate industry. In 2020 we formed the Chocolate Alliance to provide professional training and events for the chocolate industry.

We woke up one day and realized that our chocolate-loving friends may enjoy learning about new chocolate makers, exploring the range of flavors possible in artisan chocolate, and understanding the ethics and direct trade models possible for cacao farmers. We decided right then to begin sending chocolate to anyone who wished to dive into the flavor-forward world of specialty and craft chocolate.

We are excited to share the joyful experience of artisan chocolate with you. The makers and cacao growers we feature will delight your heart, enhance your tasting skills, and celebrate the love of chocolate ๐Ÿซโค๏ธ

Get a monthly membership for yourself or gift it to your loved ones: https://www.thechocolateclub.org/gift-membership

Whatever you do in life, do it with chocolate. Join Now Monthly Membership Join today for only $42 per month to receive expertly curated artisan chocolate delivered to your door! You will receive 4 chocolate bars with each delivery. Exclusive access is included with your membership to virtual chocol...

12/03/2020
Loom Chocolate

"Sugar-Suga! After stone grinding our Organic beans for 24 hours, we add our Organic Cane Sugar and continue for another 48 hours."

From Manchester in New Hampshire, Loon Chocolate shows us the coolest slow motion of chocolate in the melangeur ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿซ

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? ๐ŸŽWe've got you covered! โœจ  Give the sweetest gift to the Chocolate Lover in...
12/01/2020
The Chocolate Club

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? ๐ŸŽ
We've got you covered! โœจ Give the sweetest gift to the Chocolate Lover in your life! ๐Ÿซ We specially curate and deliver Artisan Chocolate to your doorstep each month. Gift an ongoing monthly membership or select a limited time gift membership. ๐Ÿ—ฃToday is the LAST DAY to join to receive your December chocolate delivery shipment featuring @fortechocolates! Click the link to join. https://www.thechocolateclub.org/

Join the ClubChocolate Lovers Unite! Join Now The ultimate chocolate lover monthly subscription service. Itโ€™s saying I love you, every month. In other words itโ€™s gonna be the best year of your life. We are a community of chocolate lovers and taste nerds The packages that our members receive are ...

12/01/2020
Matcha Chocolates by Garcia Nevett

Spying on our Chocolate Alliance award winners is our favorite activity ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ†

Winner of the Gold Award in Best Bon Bon or Truffle category for their Ocumare Confection, Garcia Nevett - Chocolatier de Miami in Florida is preparing some mouth-watering Matcha chocolates: matcha green tea, almond milk and white chocolate covered in dark chocolate.

Who's a matcha lover? ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’š

Craft chocolate is so much more than just a sugar rush.It's the dedication of the cocoa farmers.The skills of the chocol...
11/30/2020

Craft chocolate is so much more than just a sugar rush.

It's the dedication of the cocoa farmers.
The skills of the chocolate makers.
The commitment to high quality and ethical practices by everybody involved in the supply chain such as importers, distributors, educators, tasters and many others.

We want to celebrate craft chocolate by delivering 4 chocolate bars to your doorstep every month: award-winning brands, exotic inclusions, different origins, simple ingredients, mesmerizing designs. You can enjoy craft chocolate in the comfort of your home, and give it the attention and recognition it deserves.

Sign up to receive your monthly delivery: https://www.thechocolateclub.org/gift-membership/p/monthly-membership

11/29/2020
Fruition Chocolate

Sunday relaxation brought to you by bean-to-bar maker Fruition Chocolate and some incredible hand tempering skills ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿซ

This is what the craft is all about.

Only the best craft chocolate brands make it into our monthly subscription boxes ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“ซThe packages that the members of THE ...
11/27/2020
The Chocolate Club

Only the best craft chocolate brands make it into our monthly subscription boxes ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“ซ

The packages that the members of THE CHOCOLATE CLUB receive are the result of over a decade of tasting artisan chocolate, connecting consumers with new craft makers, and educating industry professionals. We have selected the best, most fun, socially impactful, and flavor forward specialty chocolate makers in the world. 4 bars every month for you to enjoy in the comfort of your house with family & friends, or all for yourself ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ 

Subscribe today (USA only) ๐Ÿ‘‡

Join the ClubChocolate Lovers Unite! Join Now The ultimate chocolate lover monthly subscription service. Itโ€™s saying I love you, every month. In other words itโ€™s gonna be the best year of your life. We are a community of chocolate lovers and taste nerds The packages that our members receive are ...

We wish all chocolate professionals and chocolate lovers a very Happy Thanksgiving Day full of artisanal sweetness ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฆƒ
11/26/2020

We wish all chocolate professionals and chocolate lovers a very Happy Thanksgiving Day full of artisanal sweetness ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฆƒ

11/25/2020
Manoa Chocolate Hawaii

We are always enchanted by the behind the scenes of Manoa Chocolate Hawaii, craft bean-to-bar maker in Hawaii and multiple award winner at the Chocolate Alliance Awards ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ†

"Back at it this fine Monday molding some Hawaiian chocolate from the Big Island. The vibrating conveyor that you see here helps us remove air bubbles and evenly distribute the chocolate throughout the mold."

Who would love to help out? ๐Ÿ˜‹

Do you know that chocolate can be "aged"? ๐ŸซโฐAfter conching, some craft makers decide to intentionally age their chocolat...
11/24/2020

Do you know that chocolate can be "aged"? ๐Ÿซโฐ

After conching, some craft makers decide to intentionally age their chocolate before tempering it. This means that they prefer to wait anywhere from a couple of weeks to even six months before turning their chocolate into bars ready to sell.

This is done based on the belief that, when you make chocolate from bean to bar, without artificial additives or preservatives, the flavors continue to develop for weeks after grinding/conching. So the makers make big blocks of untempered chocolate, wrap them tight and store them in a dry place for as long as they want to with the goal of giving the chocolate a more developed and deeper flavor before being sold.

This stage of the process isn't essential, but may completely change the aromatic profile of a chocolate bar ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿซ

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Great presentations thus far. Thank you for putting on this virtual event!
will we be able to see some of the preesentations afterwards or is this a live event only? (hi to brian - from thandi, old friend of moths. )
Does anyone have the vendor map, trying to find a vendor to purchase from but the NW Chocolate Festival hasn't responded to any questions.
Do you guys have a vendor map, trying to find a seller selling chocolate covered cherries on the left side middle end cap.
We had such a great time! I am looking for the vendor who had the Starwars chocolate. Can anyone help with this. Thank you!
I remember there being a vendor who had really good chocolate covered cherries but I didnt get a business card :( does anyone know who it was? I really want to get some more!
I should have asked the bus driver whom drove us to and from the parking lot to send us the picture she took on her phone but i completely forgot. Milenda or Melinda, If you see this or or her daughter Avalynn. Please shoot me a message on fb! ๐Ÿ’š i had such a blast and brought out my two month old and bf out for the first time. We are already looking forward to next year!
Unfortunately I am not able to attend. I have 4 free tickets to todayโ€™s event with all day parking pass if anyone is interested!
Vitamin "C"...
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Do you actually check everyone's ID for matching the name on ticket? My friend cannot make it:( I have another friend that wants to go. I'm bought the ticket and am still going.
Amanda Roberts