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BYOB Chocolate-Making Class for Two or Eight at The Chocolate Gecko (Up to 60% Off)

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Student chocolatiers learn to hand-roll and mold truffles after tempering chocolate atop the stove

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Expires Aug 31st, 2013. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per couple. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Life is like a box of chocolates—it ends quickly when it tumbles into lava. Enjoy the transient experience of sweet pleasure while you can with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $39.99 for a 90-minute BYOB chocolate-making class for two (a $100 value)
  • $169 for a 60-minute private BYOB chocloate-making class for eight (a $400 value)

Experienced chocolate crafters impart the basics of stove-top tempering and making molded truffles and hand-rolled truffles. Students may bring alcohol to sip during class; alcohol will not be used in making chocolates.

The Chocolate Gecko

At The Chocolate Gecko, award-winning chocolatiers swirl together fresh fruit, spicy cayenne pepper, and a splash of rich liqueurs to form decadent treats comprising all-natural ingredients. The shop’s multi-tiered shelves sprout batches of chocolate-dipped fruit and classic sweets, such as peanut-butter cups, turtles, and rich, butter toffee komodo crunches. Molded truffles burst with creamy liqueur-infused fillings and take on a variety of shapes, including Aztec pyramids, tiny Buddhas, and the heads of former Supreme Court justices.

The Chocolate Gecko’s sweet-tooth-appeasing staff shares its confectionary wisdom during one-hour chocolate-making classes, which have covered such sweet-concocting skills as tempering basics, concocting both molded and hand-rolled truffles, and reverse engineering the Cadbury Bunny. The Chocolate Gecko encourages guests to bring along alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages to complement the velvety morsels of each class.


  • “The class was great! She was a lot of fun to work with and the chocolates are delicious. It's nice to see a maker share their trade. ”

  • “Excellent class! Tempering the chocolate, making ganache and eating the truffles the class made was heaven! Very friendly and low key learning environment!”

  • “The class was an awesome time. They did a great job ”

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    The Chocolate Gecko

    21 Colvin Avenue

    Albany, New York 12206


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