Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chocolate Tasting Party

That's what I had at my house tonight, and we  had a great time!  A little while back my sister sent me a link to an article about chocolate tasting parties.  I am a chocoholic and she knew I would love the idea.  Right away I decided that when it was my turn to host the homeschool moms fun night, it was going to be a chocolate tasting party.  Tonight was the night.

Our evening started with a fellow homeschooling friend, who also happens to make and sell her own chocolates, joining us via Windows Messenger.  Linda lives a six hour drive away so it wasn't possible for her to join us in person but this was the next best thing.  With the help of her daughter she demonstrated how to make a chocolate bowl, chocolate lattice, hollow chocolate molds and filled molds.  She also showed us some of her beautiful chocolate creations.  You can check out some of her creations at Candy Box Creations.  Earlier I had made arrangements to purchase some of Linda's creations to share with the moms at the party.  I have pictures which I will post later.

I had asked that each of the moms bring their favorite chocolate bar or treat to the party and be prepared to share why it was a favorite.  As each mom shared, we cut the bar or treat into little pieces so that everyone could get a taste.  We had Lindor dark chocolate, lindor milk chocolate, Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, Bounty, Snickers, and Cherry Blossom.

To balance out all the chocolate, I decided to end the evening with some fruit.  I had prepared a chocolate fondue for the fruit but by then we all had our full of chocolate so we just munched on some fruit.

It was a very fun evening!


Carla said...

A very YUMMY evening :-) Thanks so much!

At Home on the Rock... said...

It was neat to do it that way, Jacqueline....a new experience for me! My favourite chocolate is the Cherry Blossom as well mmmmm!