Chocolate Tasting Date Night

Chocolate Tasting Date Night

Oct 9th 2017

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Host Your Own Chocolate Tasting

We’ve all heard of wine and cheese tastings, but how about a chocolate tasting? As a chocoholic, I have always been excited to try new flavors of chocolate and as a total foodie, I’m all about judging and choosing my favorites! Some might tell you that “all chocolate tastes the same.” Lies, I tell you! There is no way that you can compare a cheap candy bar by the check-out to the silky, creaminess of imported chocolate. Don’t believe me? I challenge you to host your own chocolate tasting. This date is perfect for either you and your spouse or for a group of your favorite couples! Your mission is to discover all the truffle-y deliciousness that chocolate has to offer.Chocolate Tasting Date Night #chocolatedatenight #couplesdateidea

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When I found out that there was such a thing as a chocolate tasting – well, you KNOW I was all over that. We had to get to work creating these beautiful printables {thanks @Messes to Memories}. Did you know that there really is a “proper way” to taste chocolate? Do you know what the different % of Cacao on those fancy chocolate bars even means? Well, why not host a chocolate tasting and you, too, can become a chocolate connoisseur! We’ve even included a little cheat sheet so you know what words to use on this special date!

Chocolate Tasting How To Judge

A chocolate tasting makes the perfect at-home date for two! {Hello, Valentine’s Day!} Or a quick and easy party for your friends.

What you need for a Chocolate Tasting

Our Chocolate Tasting Printables (download below).

Chocolate Tasting Printables

And at least six different kinds of gourmet or imported chocolate bars. If this is your first chocolate tasting, I recommend picking chocolates from six different brands with a variety of Cacao percentages ranging from high (86%) to low (35%). If you don’t even know where to start, you might try:  Ghirardelli, Godiva, Perugina, Scharffen Berger, Lindt Excellence, and Valor.

Chocolate Tasting Chocolate Bars

If you know which percentage you prefer, you might choose to sample a single percentage Cacao.  (For example, selecting only 70% Cacao chocolates in a variety of different flavors.) We are excited to have another chocolate tasting and just focus on trying different, unique flavors of chocolate!

That’s all you need!

How to Host a Chocolate Tasting

The very first thing you need to do is grab your invite and set it out for your spouse to find on the morning of your date night!

Chocolate Tasting Invitation

After that, our “How to Host a Chocolate Tasting” printable will walk you through everything.  It explains what those percentages mean and gives you all the details for the proper chocolate tasting procedures.  You’ll want to refer to that for the specifics, but here’s a basic breakdown of how it works.

How to Host a Chocolate Tasting

Break the chocolate into pieces for sampling and prep the chocolate tasting procedure cards to walk you through the night! You are going to be thoroughly investigating your chocolates!!Chocolate Tasting ProceduresPlace the pieces onto the chocolate tasting mats (starting with the chocolate with the highest % of Cacao for #1 and ending with the chocolate with the lowest % of Cacao for #6).Chocolate Tasting Printable MatNext, to each Tasting Mat, place a scoring card and a pen. After each step, you’ll be writing down your opinions and scoring the chocolate. Chocolate Tasting Scoring Card

Make it fancy and enjoy each other’s company!

Chocolate Date Night Idea

After you try each new chocolate flavor, be sure to cleanse the palate with some crackers and a glass of water!

Now I know that this might just be a quick, at-home date after the kids are in bed, but go ahead and pull out a nice tablecloth, light a candle, and throw on something cute. Maybe you can even put on some romantic music! It only takes a little extra effort, and it changes the whole mood and atmosphere of your date.

Let the Chocolate Tasting Party begin!

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