Make your next gathering a chocolate tasting!
If you are looking for a fun, new twist for your next party, this chocolate tasting evening is the thing for you!
Kelsey Watson shares all the details for how to host a chocolate tasting party at home.
For more recipes and ideas from Kelsey, connect with her online at @kwchocolates and www.kwchocolates.com.
What is a Chocolate Tasting?
Chocolate tasting is a unique date night, dinner party dessert, girls’ night etc. You can go to chocolate tasting events in specialty stores but Kelsey shares how to make a DIY chocolate tasting at home.
It’s a fun way to compare different types of chocolate. You can go as simple as comparing white, milk, and dark chocolate or more complex in comparing different origin chocolates from various craft chocolate bars.
Find Kelsey’s printables here and here.
How to Host a Chocolate Tasting Party
- Set out a variety of chocolates to sample, along with worksheets to record your thoughts and notes on each flavor.
- Start by using a store brand chocolate such as Dove to give you a familiar taste to compare the other brands with.
- Evaluate chocolate based on characteristics such as color, snap, texture, and flavor.
- Discuss thoughts and results of the tasting.
Chocolates Featured in the Segment
Taste chocolate #1 Dove chocolate – basic dark chocolate without a distinct flavor that comes through- sweet and creamy
Taste chocolate #2 Amano – 70 % dark chocolate with an origin of Venezuela- crisp, chalky, fruity, bitter taste
Taste chocolate #3 Solstice – 70% dark chocolate with an origin of Tanzania- tarte, fruity