Prized for their rich flavor, cocoa beans are used to make everything from luxury chocolates to decadent beanbag chairs. Enjoy the ultimate comfort food with this Groupon.
$34 for a Chocolate Tour or Class (Up to $69 Value)
This Groupon is valid for the following tours: the 2.5-hour Tour de Chocolate (weekends at 9 a.m.), which explores the Theo chocolate factory in Fremont (a $59 value); the 3-hour Urban Wine & Chocolate Tour (Saturday at 1 p.m.), which stops at three wineries in Seattle and teaches guests how to pair local wines with chocolates (a $69 value); or the 1.5-hour Truffle Making and Wine Tasting, Oh My! (Monday at 6 p.m.), which shows guests how to make their own truffles in between samplings of wine (a $69 value).
The Chocolate Box
As the demand for local produce continues to grow, The Chocolate Box has taken the next step and emphasized local confections. The storefront’s shelves feature products from a Who’s Who of Seattle chocolatiers and winemakers, including milk chocolate from Fran’s, vegan chocolate from Theo, sugar-free chocolate from Spokandy, waterlogged chocolate from orca pod 245, and chocolate wine from Walla Walla vineyard Chocolate Shop. Borrowing a concept from local-produce gurus, the staff wants customers to feel as informed as possible about the products they purchase, so they schedule informative events such as truffle-making workshops, hot-chocolate tastings, and wine-and-chocolate tours around the city.