Just in time for World Chocolate Day on 7th July, I finally took the plunge and launched my new venture – Cocoa Encounters. And what better place to do it than the Chocolate Studio of Duffy Sheardown, as tasting Duffy’s single origin chocolate was really the start of my own chocolate journey.
It was an opportunity to introduce friends and colleagues, all with a passion for fine food, to the chocolate tasting experience. We were joined by members of the local press. I didn’t want to just tell them about what I was doing but to taste for themselves the difference between standard and craft chocolate. I think they did…we will wait to see the coverage to find out!
The aim of Cocoa Encounters is to help people who love chocolate or fine food to discover craft chocolate and its flavour potential. To find out how to buy better chocolate, to look beyond the fast and convenient and to discover the pleasures of fine flavour and slow eating. I have found getting together with friends or colleagues for a tasting experience is a great way to do this, so that is what Cocoa Encounters is all about.
My intention is also to use this blog to talk about my new chocolate journey: the chocolate I discover, the people I meet, chocolate events and news from world of craft chocolate.
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