Time Travel by Tasting Chocolate
The Melt team will take you through the history of chocolate - tasting chocolate at the key turning points in history. This combines delicious chocolate tasting whilst also learning about the fascinating history of chocolate.
Time travel while Tasting Chocolate. Melt will take you through the history of chocolate while tasting how it has evolved from the bean-to-bar. Travel through time by tasting chocolate at all the key turning points on its evolution from the Aztec's raw cocoa to the Courts of Europe. From Aztec chocolate with chili to modern bonbons made by Melt. The history will focus on the "discovery of chocolate", it's use as an aphrodisiac in 17th Century Venice by Casanova. Finally the modern chocolate bar and the invention of milk chocolate. Melt is delighted to offer you the opportunity to properly taste Chocolate. Learn about the origins of chocolate in Mayan and Aztecs civilizations. How chocolate was discovered by the Europeans and the impact this clash of civilizations had on both societies - sometime described as the greatest event in history.
Taste: Chocolate Nibs, Chocolate & Chili
Then we move to 17th Century Venice to discover the story of Chocolate and Love. How Casanova and the Courts of Europe developed a passion for chocolate and how its belief as an aphrodisiac drove its popularity.
Taste: Hot Chocolate, Gianduja.
Finally we understand how entrepreneurs in Switzerland and the UK developed chocolate into the modern products. How milk chocolate was developed and the very first chocolate bars.
Taste: Milk Chocolate and Melt's Chocolate Bars
- Length: 1.5 Hours
- Price: £59.00 per person / Prebook Daily between 6 pm -7pm
- History of Chocolate - its discovery
- Chocolate and Love
- Learn to Taste chocolate
- Tasting Chocolate from key moments in History
- Glass of prosecco
Usually these are private classes but please bare in mind when someone books on the same day and hour as someone else we will be joining both groups together. If you have any specific requests contact our office on 0208 354 0850.