Mark your calendar: Seattle Luxury Chocolate Salon launches July 13

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If you are one of those people who likes chocolate–and the odds favor the probability that you are–then you’re going to want to start thinking now about the Seattle Luxury Chocolate Salon that takes place on Sunday, July 13, at the Bell Harbor Center, from 11 am to 5 pm. Tickets ($20 at the door, cheaper if you order in advance through their website) allow visitors entry into a huge festival of demonstrations, presentations, and (most importantly) tastings all focused on luxury chocolate.

Chocolatiers participating in the event include Theo Chocolates, Dilettante Chocolates, Oh! Chocolate, Sweet Beauty Organic Chocolate Bar and many, many, (seriously, many) more. Tastings and demos run all day, giving chocolate fans an excellent opportunity to taste and experience a wide variety of artisan and gourmet chocolates. The event also serves as a way to introduce fans to Chocolate Television, the only media brand dedicated 100 percent to chocolate.

If you’re currently a big fan of chocolate and not just someone who eats it casually, I don’t need to sell you on this event: you know already if you’re going or not and if it’s “not” it’s almost certainly because you have some previous committment you can’t avoid, like major surgery or a trip to Europe. If you’re a casual eater of chocolate or someone who doesn’t see the point in luxury chocolates, let me tell you–there’s nothing wrong, really, with the cheap chocolates at the grocery or drug store if all you’re looking for is a quick and convenient snack, but until you’ve tasted what expert chocolatiers are able to create from quailty chocolate, you’re denying yourself of a truly exquisite experience. Until I first had a luxury chocolate for the first time, I didn’t even think that I liked chocolate very much. Furthermore, the cheaper chocolates all taste more or less alike with minimal differences in flavor and texture from bar to bar but quality chocolates tend to have a more unique quality, with each chocolatier producing flavors and textures unique to their brand, allowing consumers the luxury of finding a chocolate that fits their own special tastes.

2 Comments so far

  1. yayunicorns on June 25th, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

    I’m almost glad I’ll be in Vancouver that day. This would’ve been bad news for my sweet tooth.


  2. Zee Grega (zeegrega) on June 25th, 2008 @ 6:54 pm

    I’m actually going to this event AND another chocolate event all in about a week’s period. It’s pretty entertaining.



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