Chocolate Fest
posted December 29, 2015 2:28 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun January 24 at 11:00 AM, Oregon Convention Center
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
We're spending the day at the Chocolate Fest!
It's $18 at the door but hey, some of you have salary type jobs, so we figured we'd invite y'all!

The fest runs from 11-5 and we'll be there all day.
posted by aniola to Meetup (2 comments total)

(Potluck II is still technically happening in the evening, we just aren't expecting any guests :)
posted by aniola at 9:27 AM on January 22, 2016

Everyone was amazing! My very favorites from the show were:

- Triple XXX Vanilla - We learned that "natural vanilla flavor" means beaver glands, and that vanilla vines grow on cocoa trees in the wild. And how to make vanilla extract, and that you can reuse the beans repeatedly to make more extracts.

- Blissful Wunders - We learned that Brother B's chocolates are made with love, ethically-sourced ingredients, and probably some more love, too.

- Diego's Chocolate Diego makes chocolate in Guatemala, and the chocolate is completely unlike just about any chocolate in the states. A couple folks from the US fell in love and are selling his chocolate here in the states. I understand why they fell in love. It's a different kind of chocolate.

And then! And then! Then we learned that each label - of the view from Diego's house - is individually hand-colored because hey, it gives someone a job.
posted by aniola at 11:26 PM on January 24, 2016

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