Ticketed tasting classes are available within each General Session noted below its description. Classes can be added to your order by selecting them as an "Additional Items" at the bottom of your General Session's Eventbrite checkout page. 


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Joys of chocolate and wine pairing (21+)

Explore the synergy of chocolate and wine matches while learning about pairing principles. 

  • Friday Date Night @ 6:30 PM
  • Saturday AM @ 11:30 AM
  • Saturday PM @ 5:30 PM
  • Sunday Family Day @ 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
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for the love of milk chocolate

This class explores the many faces of milk chocolate from its caramel notes to its darker side with high cocoa content milk chocolates that are trending now.

  • Sunday Family Day @ 2:30 PM
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Sipping spirits with chocolate (21+)

Spirits can be a great partner for chocolate with their varying taste profiles. Come discover the matches that you like best.

  • Friday Date Night @ 8:30 PM
  • Saturday AM @ 1:30 PM
  • Saturday PM @ 6:30 PM
  • Sunday Family Day @ 1:30 PM

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The marriage of chocolate and cheese

If you consider chocolate and cheese food groups unto themselves, this class is for you.

  • Friday Date Night @ 7:30 PM
  • Saturday AM @ 12:30 PM
  • Saturday PM @ 5:30 PM
  • Sunday Family Day @ 3:30 PM
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how to taste and rate chocolate like a pro

Learn how professional chocolate judges evaluate chocolate samples in International Competitions.

  • Saturday PM @ 6:30 PM
  • Sunday Family Day @ 1:30 PM  
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mommy, daddy, me and chocolate: appreciation for the whole family

You are never too old or too young to learn the basics of chocolate. Grandparents are welcome.

  • Saturday PM @ 4:30 PM
  • Sunday Family Day @ 11:30 AM

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Pairing Cocktails and Chocolate with the cocktail guru (21+)

The temptation of chocolate.  The seducing effect of the Cocktail.  Learn how the flavors of cacao are attracted to some of the most trendy libations in this tantalizing session led by the drinks experts from The Cocktail Guru.  Surrender yourself and put your taste buds in our hands.

  • Saturday AM @ 12:30 PM
  • Saturday PM @ 4:30 PM
  • Sunday Family Day @ 12:30 PM
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A Taste of Hawaii

Join Puna Chocolate Co. owner/founder Adam Potter for an in-depth tutorial on the unique taste profiles found in chocolate grown across the diverse soils, seasons, and micro-climates found on this volcanic Pacific Island while reviewing the emergence of cacao growing on the Big Island.

  • Saturday AM @ 1:30 PM
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Pacari 101

Join Pacari for this unique tasting class looking at organics, sustainability, and the future of cacao in Ecuador.

  • Saturday AM @ 11:30 AM

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FunFoods Presents: Spongebob Marshmallow Decorating

This is a fun, hands on learning class for families of all ages showing how to decorate large chocolate covered marshmallows to look like the fun loving SpongeBob character.

  • Sunday Family Day @ 12:30 PM
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Truffle Dipping with Voila Chocolat and Master Chocolatier Christophe Toury

A class for chocolate lovers of all ages. Learn how and why chocolate is tempered, how truffles are made, and then try your hand at making some. Attendees will go home with a small box of the truffles they've made.

  • Sunday Family Day @ 3:30 PM