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Saturday, Sunday or Weekend Outing to Northwest Chocolate Festival September 29 and 30 (Up to 52% Off)

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Cocoa-themed events range from gourmet chocolate tastings to chef-led chocolate-making workshops and seminars on cacao farming

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5 ratings4 reviews
October 5, 2012
Fun event that's getting bigger and better every year!
3 ratings3 reviews
October 4, 2012
Wow, it's the most amazing festival ever. I always learn a lot, eat fascinating things, and overdose on theobromine.
Katytop reviewer helpful reviewer
18 ratings9 reviews
October 4, 2012
Thank you for all the samples!
3 ratings2 reviews
October 4, 2012
Great fun and good chocolate...culinary venue was out in the open and more a demo than a class.
1 ratings1 reviews
October 3, 2012
Chocolate festival had more chocolate than you could possibly sample. The lectures were informative and all the chocolates were excellent. There was something there for everyone.
Brandontop reviewer
12 ratings5 reviews
October 3, 2012
amazing experience!
Brucetop reviewer
22 ratings15 reviews
October 3, 2012
For anyone that has had any interest in chocolate making, especially the science of chocolate (one of the chocolate presenters was even a retired stem research biochemist!), this is a must. I had no idea that the chemistry of chocolate was so complex. And the differences in chocolate flavor based on source location, and the different things that people add to make gourmet chocolate! This show is a definite must if you have any curiosity at all about chocolate!
Laceytop reviewer
13 ratings7 reviews
October 3, 2012
Was awesome! Would go again for sure.
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About This Deal

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 Three Options

  • $15 for a single-day ticket on Saturday (up to a $30 value)
  • $15 for a single-day ticket on Sunday (up to a $30 value)
  • $29 for a full weekend pass (up to a $60 value)

From 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30, 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, such as crushing cacao beans with traditional tools to seminars on cacao agriculture, where attendees can meet cacao farmers from Peru and Ecuador. 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.

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 cacao bean to confection. Visitors hone their expertise through seminars on trade equity and cacao 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.

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Northwest Chocolate Festival

Travel the world through chocolate samples at The Northwest Chocolate Festival. Here, chocolate lovers gather for a tasty and educational event, which showcases a variety of artisan chocolate makers who work with high standards. Guests will have access to sample chocolate from around the globe and can partake in more than 70 workshops led by confectioners. Visitors can even hone their expertise through seminars on trade equity and cocoa farming.