According to a recent survey, people have listed chocolate as their preferred cause of death, followed closely by “money avalanche” and “dangerously high exposure to nudity.” Get one foot in the tastiest grave with today’s Groupon to 2 Chicks with Chocolate in South River. Choose between the following two options:
- For $12, you get a two-hour Cocoa 101 class for one (a $49.95 value).
- For $24, you get a two-hour Cocoa 101 class for two (a $99.90 value).<p>
The mother-daughter duo of Barbara and Elyissia Wassung dips unlearned brains in a rich, creamy mixture of confectionary intelligence during their Cocoa 101 class. On Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., up to 25 novices age 10 or older consume an informational cocktail filled with delicious history, tastings, and wine pairings. The chocolate-making process is outlined in detail, furnishing connoisseurs with enough insider knowledge to fully appreciate a blind chocolate taste test, ganache sampling, and caramel tasting. Tongues will have the chance to appraise the commingling of wine and chocolate and students can also get their chocolate thumbs dirty by crafting their own bar or truffles to take home. Click here for class dates, and be sure to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to warm up taste buds.
2 Chicks with Chocolate
After a debilitating car accident left Elyissia Chinchilla’s mother, Barbara, unable to commute to work, she stayed busy in the kitchen, devising her own homemade chocolates. Nine-year-old Elyissia would then load her mother’s sweets into a shopping cart and sell them door-to-door around the neighborhood, learning entrepreneurial skills that would last a lifetime. After leaving a telecom job as an adult, Elyissia returned to selling chocolates by founding 2 Chicks with Chocolate (the other chick being her mom), teaming up with a master chocolatier and lead chocolatier. The dessert innovators create diverse flavors, such as spiced pear and caramel ganache, s’mores, and hazelnut praline, from scratch with spices and sea salt. The store also hosts chocolate classes and enlivens parties with chocolate fountains and chocolate tastings.