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  • 02/14/2018 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Several FCIA members are featured in the USA Today article "50 States: 50 Craft Chocolate Makers." Read the article here.


  • 02/10/2018 11:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Valentine's Day Truffle Making Class
    Sat, February 10, 2018
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST

    Price: $65

    *10% goes to the Pike Place Market Foundation

    Learn about how bean to bar chocolate, ganache and truffles are made, make hand rolled truffles and experiment with your own favorite flavor combinations. Take truffles you've made home to share with friends and family. Let us know if you have a dairy allergy and we will make truffles with coconut milk. This is one of our favorite classes, because it really allows you to play with flavor combinations.

    *10% of ticket sales for this class will go to the Pike Place Market Foundation

    All of our chocolate is 72% dark chocolate (soy, dairy and gluten free).

    Email: classes@indichocolate.com for more information on our next class
    We offer private events and group rates.


  • 02/07/2018 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    For the Love of the Female Body 

    Thu, February 15, 2018
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
    Price: $25

    Celebrate the female body with Nicole Negron. Through her own experiences, Nicole became a Certified Women's Health and Nutrition Specialist focusing on the female brain chemistry in conjunction with the phases of a woman's cycle. 

     Included in the workshop:

    • Explore the art of the female orgasm
    • Learn about the connection to the brain, body, and sexuality 
    • Drink a delicious cacao potion with adaptogens that support the female body
    • Q&A with Babeland 
    • Get entered in to win a prize from Babeland 

    We welcome everyone to this event; it is open to all sexual orientations and gender expressions.


  • 02/07/2018 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Valentine's Day Truffle Making and Flower Arranging Class

    Wed, February 14, 2018
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST
    Price: $65

    Join indi chocolate and Studio Bloom for a Valentine's Day full of creativity, inspiration and delicious treats! Learn from Jessica Helton, Founder of Studio Bloom, the art of making flower arrangements. Jessica is a master at putting beautiful colors together and making it easy for beginners to learn.

    We will also give a demonstration on making truffles. You will get to make your own, with your favorite toppings to take home. We can’t wait to see what creative combinations you will come up with!

    Takeaway:

    • Bring home a box of four artisan truffles that you have learned how to make from indi chocolate's Chocolate Maker
    • In addition to learning how to make a floral arrangement, you will get to take a bouquet that you have made yourself in a cute mason jar!
    • During the class you will receive either a delicious 8 oz cup of indi chocolate 72% drinking chocolate, pour of OOLA's Whiskey, or glass of red wine from Wilridge Winery.

  • 02/07/2018 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Boozy Hot Chocolate Bar at OOLA Distillery 
    Wed, February 14, 2018
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
    Price: $20

    Join OOLA Distillery and indi chocolate on Wednesday, February 14th from 6-9pm for a Valentine’s Day Boozy Hot Chocolate Bar at OOLA’s Capitol Hill distillery.

    Grab some friends or bring a date for some saucy Valentine’s fun! Taste from OOLA’s lineup of award-winning Vodkas, Gins, and Whiskeys—choose your favorite to make your custom boozy hot chocolate.

    Once you’ve found your perfect spirit mate, top your heartwarming creation with toasted marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, caramel sauce and more!

    What's included:

    • One 8 oz. drinking chocolate with your choice of OOLA spirit
    • Tastings from OOLA’s lineup of award-winning spirits
    • Valentine’s-themed toppings bar where you can decorate your hot chocolate (to your heart’s content)
    • Dope playlist

    *must be 21 years of age with a valid ID to attend. Please drink responsibly.


  • 12/15/2017 5:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Cacao Experience in Hawaii is an opportunity to join Daniel O'Doherty of Cacao Services Inc and Dylan Butterbaugh of Manoa Chocolate for an intense but fun hands-on learning experience at the Maui Ku‘ia Estate cacao farm. You will gain a deeper understanding of modern best practices in cacao cultivation and post-harvest processing, and how this impacts bean flavor and quality.

    https://www.ecolechocolat.com/en/hawaii-cacao.html



  • 12/11/2017 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you interested in building closer relationships with sustainable suppliers in Latin America?  Then check out this direct trade travel grant program from Canopy Bridge. These travel grants up to $2,000 provide matching financial support for businesses to meet their suppliers face to face, in order to help build trust and facilitate trade relationships. To learn more about the grants and apply, visit:   http://canopybridge.com/direct-trade-travel-grants-for-businesses-that-benefit-tropical-forests-and-communities-in-latin-america/.  Deadline is February 15, 2018.


  • 12/08/2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chocolate makers and chocolatiers – exhibit at the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on March 11th and get discounted Early Bird Registration through December. Learn more and sign up at http://www.sfchocolatesalon.com/exhibit/.



  • 12/07/2017 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Megan Giller’s new book, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution, features a colorful world map that highlights the dominant flavors of each country’s cocoa beans. She calls it a cheat sheet to help explain the concept of terroir. Megan’s publisher has generously offered to send a hard copy of the map and/or a PDF of it to anyone in the industry for professional use, FOR FREE. (Note: International chocolate folks will receive a PDF copy.) Please email her at megan@chocolatenoise.com BY DECEMBER 22.


    Bean2Bar-Map-Poster-VF.pdf


  • 12/07/2017 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rev. Dr. R.M. Peluso recently released her new book "Deep Tasting Chocolate & Whiskey." It is available on Amazon at this link. 


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