At first, the Aztecs punished their enemies by pouring hot chocolate down their throats, until the proud warriors found out that their foes actually liked it and promptly switched to molten gold. Relive the pleasure of those lucky few conquistadors with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for a BYOB spicy-chocolate class, focusing on the Mexican Ratone and Tropical Tree Frog recipes (a $25 value)
- $12 for a BYOB boozy-creams class, focusing on Green Fairy, Cerveza Loca, and Drunken Monarch truffles (a $25 value)
- $12 for a BYOB advanced-technique class, focusing on cutting, decorating, and dipping truffles (a $25 value)<p>
Confection-making experts teach students how to craft and fill truffles during one-hour classes, after which participants can take home two samples of each.<p>
The Chocolate Gecko
At The Chocolate Gecko, award-winning chocolatiers swirl together fresh fruit, spicy cayenne pepper, and a splash of rich liqueurs to form decadent treats comprising all-natural ingredients. The shop’s multi-tiered shelves sprout batches of chocolate-dipped fruit and classic sweets, such as peanut-butter cups, turtles, and rich, butter toffee komodo crunches. Molded truffles burst with creamy liqueur-infused fillings and take on a variety of shapes, including Aztec pyramids, tiny Buddhas, and the heads of former Supreme Court justices.
The Chocolate Gecko’s sweet-tooth-appeasing staff shares its confectionary wisdom during one-hour chocolate-making classes, which have covered such sweet-concocting skills as tempering basics, concocting both molded and hand-rolled truffles, and reverse engineering the Cadbury Bunny. The Chocolate Gecko encourages guests to bring along alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages to complement the velvety morsels of each class.
Upper Washington Avenue
21 Colvin Ave.
Albany, New York 12206