Blindfold Chocolate Tastings & Talk
A delicious combination of chocolate tasting and the history of chocolate. You will taste chocolate (sometimes blindfold) to allow a slow and proper appreciation of all its flavours. The talk will discuss how chocolate tastes evolves during the key turning points in history from raw cocoa to the modern bar. This combines amazing chocolate tasting whilst also learning about the fascinating history of chocolate. We will teach you how to taste chocolate and let it melt on your mouth. The very origins of Melt Chocolate.
Tasting Chocolate and Time travel. 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 sophistication of the Courts of Europe. From Aztec chocolate with chili and vanilla to modern bonbons made by Melt Chocolates. 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 entrepreneurs and their invention of the bar and 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.
- Length: 1.5 Hours
- Price: £39.00 per person / Prebook Daily between 11am -5pm
- Glass of Prosecco
- Bean-to-Bar Introduction
- Story of Chocolate
- Tasting (Blindfolded)
- Learning how to taste chocolate
The impact this clash of civilizations had on the World - sometimes 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.
Entrepreneurs and Chocolate
Finally, we understand how entrepreneurs in Switzerland and the UK developed chocolate into the modern products we know today. How milk chocolate was first 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.