do something beautiful.
COVID-19 is changing all of our daily lives and I want to spread some happiness to everyone dealing with these changes.
So, through April, I am offering FREE Chocolate Happy Hour on Fridays on my Facebook page
and a complimentary Virtual Chocolate Tasting on April 18th via Zoom with any purchase
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 April 3rd Pairing Wine and Chocolate
(so maybe bring a beverage too)
Week 2 April 10th Sipping Chocolate vs Hot Cocoa
Week 3 April 17th How to read Chocolate Bar Labels
Week 4 April 24th Cooking with Craft Chocolate (Cookies)
Facebook Live virtual tasting events will be from 15-60 minutes depending on participation
These are a FREE service to the community- there is no charge to participate in these virtual events
Have a group you can't connect with in person wanting something novel to do while quarantined?
Upon purchase, I will curate a taster kit for you or your group- 8 samples from my stash of amazing craft chocolate bars and deliver locally or ship within the US.
This high-end chocolate is not available at the grocery store and will include single origin, blended and inclusion bars
You will be emailed instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting on April 18th.
Then we will meet on Zoom for approximately 1 hour to taste all 8 samples together, discuss what we like (or don't like), learn a bit and hopefully laugh a lot.
A detailed tasting menu will also be provided in case you (or someone in your group) misses the Zoom meeting.
Charlotte and surrounding areas only- I will drop off tasting plates at one central location (example property management office or business front desk)
Minimum of 10 tasting kits
Starting at $15 per person for 8 samples; upgrades and full chocolate bars also available
Message me directly to schedule delivery and Zoom meeting
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.
Taster Kit $25 per person
Message me directly for:
an upgrade to insulated shipping for an additional $10
a discount on multiple taster kits to the same address
the 5 full size bar boxed collection with bonus tasters starting at $55 (event link is only for taster kit)
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!)
To protect the health and safety of everyone during the current pandemic, all in person events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future