Like crayons, chocolate comes in many varieties and tastes better when unwrapped before consuming. Scribble out cocoa cravings with this Groupon.
$34 for a Chocolate-Making Workshop for One ($82 Value)
Students sip Belgian hot chocolate prior to the outset of the 90-minute workshop, when a master confectioner narrates the history of chocolate. As the storyteller drums up intrigue, tracing chocolate's evolution from an obscure tropical bean to a ubiquitous pantry staple, three platters of sample origin chocolates circulate from student to student, causing mouths to water with happy tears. When the history lesson concludes, the instructor helps participants in handcrafting various delicacies, such as truffles and mould chocolates, and in decorating a molten chocolate lava cake. Finally, the delicacies are nestled into a box, fastened with a ribbon, and sent home with their maker.
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The chocolatiers at Chocolate Tales love a sweet bit a cocoa, but they love bringing people together even more. That's why they created the Chocolate Social, an innovative event that combines the hands-on fun of chocolate making with the laid-back ambiance of a happy-hour bar. The vision for this new social experience comes from David, the founder of Chocolate Tales. Inspired by his time in Europe, he brought back the continent's shared love of quality chocolates, social camaraderie, and a few stiff drinks before adding his own, unique spin.
During these two-hour sessions—held at bars and restaurants throughout the GTA—groups loosen up with a drink and chocolate pairing, sipping on wine or cocktails in between bites of delicious confections. Then, they listen to enthusiastic chocolatiers share their knowledge of generating fine, cocoa-based creations as well as tasty tidbits of chocolate history. Finally, it's time to get hands-on; participants bond while creating impressive sweets such as hand-rolled truffles.