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COVID-19 is changing all of our daily lives and I want to spread some happiness to everyone dealing with these challenges.

I am offering FREE Chocolate Happy Hour on Fridays on my Facebook page

and a complimentary Virtual Chocolate Tasting on Mother's Day (May 10th) with any taster kit purchase.

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FREE Fridays in May at 6pm EST

Craft Chocolate Tasting Experience: Stay At Home Edition

Chocolate is happiness......

and we all need a little happiness right now


Join me, Dr Jessica Henderson, the founder of Chocolate Monkey as I teach you how to taste a chocolate bar

All you need to bring is YOU and ANY bar of chocolate you can find to taste along with me

(a chocolate bar would be best but if all you have is chocolate chips or bon bons just bring those- this is about hanging out together and enjoying the chocolate you have)

then I will talk a little bit on our theme for the week (see below)

and before we end I will answer any questions you have about chocolate…


Week 1       May 1st       All About Bonbons

Week 2       May 8th      Pairing Dessert Wines with Chocolate

Week 3       May 15th    Cocoa Powder

Week 4      May 22nd    Baking with Craft Chocolate: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Week 5      May 29th     Using Flavor Wheels When Tasting


Facebook Live virtual tasting events will last approx 20-30 minutes


These are a FREE service to the community- there is no charge to participate in these virtual events

Mother's Day Virtual Chocolate Tastings

For you, your mom, your adult daughter...or a great gift for any mom who loves chocolate

For you, your mom, your adult daughter...or a great gift for any mom who loves chocolate

For you, your mom, your adult daughter...or a great gift for any mom who loves chocolate

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Experience something special together with your loved ones even when you are physically apart


Upon ticket purchase, you will be sent an email with Zoom meeting login information and a request for shipping address.

You will then be shipped a taster kit of 10 craft chocolate samples chosen from my curated collection of amazing craft chocolate bars.

Craft chocolate makers ethically source their cacao beans and treat those beans with skill and are care to develop their unique flavors, often allowing their terrior to shine. 

They use minimal ingredients- never fillers- and don't cover up the flavor nuances with tons of sugar or fake vanilla. Basically- they taste delicious.

This high-end chocolate is not available at the grocery store and will include dark, milk and white chocolate-  made in at least 5 different countries

(and there will be no repeats of the chocolates in last month's tasting kits)


We will then meet together over Zoom conferencing on May 10th at 4pm for a 1 hour guided tasting of the chocolate samples

Learn about where chocolate comes from, hear stories about the farmers and chocolate makers and discover why this chocolate tastes so very delicious as we taste through the chocolates together.


Limited time slots also available for private group tasting experiences- please message me directly to schedule a tasting for your group


Shipping through USPS priority mail to US only- I am trying to keep costs low so this service is accessible to as many chocolate lovers as possible- Tasting samples will be individually bagged and labeled, and wrapped in bubble wrap


Message me directly for:

an upgrade to insulated shipping for an additional $10

a discount on multiple taster kits to the same address

an upgrade to include full size chocolate bars in a gift boxed collection


** single participants welcome- your loved ones do not need to participate for YOU to enjoy connection and delicious chocolate **

For the mom who wants to share this tasting experience with her child(ren)

For you, your mom, your adult daughter...or a great gift for any mom who loves chocolate

For you, your mom, your adult daughter...or a great gift for any mom who loves chocolate

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 Aswe continue to be required to stay-at-home are you looking for 

something new and fun to experience with your children this Mother's Day?


How about a Hot Cocoa and Storytime themed Virtual Chocolate Tasting….

We will enjoy some delicious chocolate together as we read through a storybook and learn about where chocolate comes from.

Samples will include dark, milk, white and the new ruby chocolate.

We will end our time together by enjoying a simple hot cocoa, easily customized for your different tastes, with premium chocolate provided in your tasting kit.


Click on tickets to purchase 1 tasting kit for each participant


Upon ticket purchase, you will be sent an email with Zoom meeting login information and a request for shipping address.

You will then be shipped your taster kits of craft chocolate and hot cocoa mix.

Craft chocolate makers ethically source their cacao beans and treat those beans with skill and are care to develop their unique flavors. 

They use minimal ingredients- never fillers- and taste delicious.

We will then meet together over Zoom conferencing on May 10th at 2pm for a 1 hour guided tasting of the chocolate samples


Limited time slots also available for private group tasting experiences- please message me directly to schedule a tasting for your group


Shipping through USPS priority mail to US only- I am trying to keep costs low so this service is accessible to as many chocolate lovers as possible- Tasting samples will be individually bagged and labeled, and wrapped in bubble wrap


Message me directly for:

an upgrade to insulated shipping for an additional $10

an upgrade to include full size chocolate bars in a gift boxed collection

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Need some chocolate to get through quarantine?

Includes 1 bar from each craft chocolate maker:

Black Mountain Chocolate (Winston-Salem)

Brasstown Chocolate (Winston-Salem)

Escazu Chocolate (Raleigh)

French Broad Chocolate (Asheville)

Videri Chocolate (Raleigh)

Craft chocolate makers ethically source their cacao beans and treat those beans with skill and are care to develop their unique flavors, often allowing their terrior to shine. They use minimal ingredients- never fillers- and don't cover up the flavor nuances with sugar or fake vanilla. Basically- they taste delicious.


These bars are made by local small businesses and are not available in grocery stores- support NC small business and buy local

Limited Supply * US only * Bars may differ from those pictured and may include both dark and milk chocolate varieties


Single bar add ons and delivery options around Charlotte/Concord area available


Complimentary Virtual Guided Tasting (on your schedule) with purchases of 5 or more boxes (get your friends to purchase one too!)



BUY NOW

$55 with FREE shipping


Upgrade to a gift boxed collection with insulated shipped $65


To purchase please message me for details

or email monkeyhenderson@yahoo.com

COVID-19 Update

To protect the health and safety of everyone during the current pandemic, all in person events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future    

Previous Virtual Events

Chocolate Happy Hour on Facebook Live- Fridays in April

Chocolate Happy Hour on Facebook Live- Fridays in April

Chocolate Happy Hour on Facebook Live- Fridays in April

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Videos available on my Facebook page

Virtual Chocolate Tasting April 18th via Zoom

Chocolate Happy Hour on Facebook Live- Fridays in April

Chocolate Happy Hour on Facebook Live- Fridays in April

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Private Events for Local and National Companies

Chocolate Happy Hour on Facebook Live- Fridays in April

Private Events for Local and National Companies

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Looking for something to do with a group of far flung friends or client appreciation- contact me to arrange a private virtual tasting for your group

Previous Events

February 1st

February 16th

February 1st

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February 9th

February 16th

February 1st

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February 16th

February 16th

February 16th

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February 11th

Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)

Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)

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Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)

Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)

Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)

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February 8th Charlotte

February 15th Salisbury

February 8th Charlotte

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February 15th Concord

February 15th Salisbury

February 8th Charlotte

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February 15th Salisbury

February 15th Salisbury

February 15th Salisbury

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February 17th Locust

February 29th Rock Hill

February 15th Salisbury

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Feb 22 Charlotte

February 29th Rock Hill

February 29th Rock Hill

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February 29th Rock Hill

February 29th Rock Hill

February 29th Rock Hill

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