According to a recent survey, people have listed chocolate as their preferred cause of death, followed closely by money avalanche. Get one foot in the tastiest grave with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $18 for single-day admission for one on Saturday, September 21 (a $35 value)
- $18 for single-day admission for one on Sunday, September 22 (a $35 value)
- $34 for single-day admission for two on Saturday, September 21 (a $70 value)
- $34 for single-day admission for two on Sunday, September 22 (a $70 value)
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, culinary professionals and artisanal chocolate makers will descend on the Washington State Convention Center to lead a roster of 70 classes, chocolate tastings, and workshops. Events range from hands-on activities to educational seminars. During tastings, connoisseurs can sample fruit straight from the cacao tree—a rarity in the United States—or experiment with chocolate and drink pairings. Upon entry, festivalgoers receive a chocolate-tasting passport, which staffers stamp at each session the guests visit; their fully stamped passport earns them a masters in chocolate certificate upon departure.
Children four and under are admitted for free.
Northwest Chocolate Festival
Chocolate lovers unite at the Northwest Chocolate Festival, an annual event dedicated not just to eating chocolate in its many forms, but to tracking its journey from cocoa bean to confection. Visitors hone their expertise through seminars on trade equity and cocoa farming, chocolate-making workshops led by confectioners, and tastings where palates learn to distinguish between milk chocolate and a chocolate bar clumsily forced inside a milk jug. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits local nonprofits aligned with the festival’s mission. Recipients are announced yearly.
“Pace yourself. ;-)”
“It was a lot of fun and I couldn't eat another bite of chocolate after that. A lot of good chocolate and not enough room in my stomach :-)”
“The venue is pretty stable with this event, though the location changed from before (it was at the Seattle Convention Center last year). I guess they didn't need that...”
“The venue is pretty stable with this event, though the location changed from before (it was at the Seattle Convention Center last year). I guess they didn't need that kind of room, so I'm hoping next year they will stay at the same place (which was Bell Harbor International Conference Center this year). ”