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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 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


FREE Fridays in April 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       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


Virtual Chocolate Tastings

Complimentary Tasting April 18th 5pm EST with any taster kit or bar collection purchase (before April 14th)

Virtual Chocolate Tastings: Introduction to Craft Chocolate

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.

Local Delivery:

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)


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!)


$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 Events

February 1st

February 16th

February 1st


February 9th

February 16th

February 1st


February 16th

February 16th

February 16th


February 11th

Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)

Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)


Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)

Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)

Feb 13th (Galentine's Day)


February 8th Charlotte

February 15th Salisbury

February 8th Charlotte


February 15th Concord

February 15th Salisbury

February 8th Charlotte


February 15th Salisbury

February 15th Salisbury

February 15th Salisbury


February 17th Locust

February 29th Rock Hill

February 15th Salisbury


Feb 22 Charlotte

February 29th Rock Hill

February 29th Rock Hill


February 29th Rock Hill

February 29th Rock Hill

February 29th Rock Hill