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Blake’s Hard Cider & RED Chocolates: A Virtual Tasting Special Event

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Join us for a virtual tutored tasting pairing Blake’s Hard Cider and RED chocolates—all shipped to your home! 21+ only. Serves up to 4.

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Cider and chocolate—a winning combination! For this special event we’ve brought together two outstanding producers: Blakes’s Hard Cider Co.: an independent, family-owned Michigan craft cidery offering an adventurous exploration of all things cider; and RED makers of melt-in-your-mouth indulgent chocolates crafted with no added sugar, fewer calories and less fat—delivering all of the pleasure and none of the guilt.

In this virtual tutored tasting, participants will have the opportunity to take part in an educational and entertaining online discussion pairing six Blake’s Hard Ciders with six RED chocolates. Jennifer Wawrzyniak, Regional Sales Manager of Blake’s Hard Cider, will walk participants through each pairing discussing the style and qualities of each cider to create a truly unique tasting experience. Each ticket will serve up to four people from a single location/log-in.


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The six Blake’s Hard Cider varieties that will be paired in this tasting are:

Triple Jam: the perfect balance of ripe sweetness bursting with strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

El Chavo: a sweet, heated blend of habanero pepper, mango and apples.

Rainbow Seeker: pineapple paradise in a can with hints of sage.

Strawberry Lemonade: bold and tart lemons complimented by sweetness from ripe strawberries, all made possible by Blake’s famous five apple blend base.

Blueberry Lemonade: juicy blueberries, tart lemons and Blake’s five-apple blend.

Grizzly Pear: soft notes of pear balanced with a sharp apple finish with a hint of elderflower.


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SNACK SPONSOR: RED Chocolates. RED guiltlessly delivers perfectly sweet moments to those who strive to live an active, healthy lifestyle as well as to those who appreciate losing themselves within decadent moments. RED chocolates are crafted with some of the finest ingredients found throughout Europe including cacao butter from the Ivory Coast, and high-quality, non-GMO milk from Germany with no added hormones or antibodies. All ingredients are blended into the famous RED recipe without adding refined sugar—creating indulgent chocolates with fewer calories, less fat, and reduced calories.

Six RED chocolate bars will accompany the ciders for the ultimate pairing:

Milk Chocolate: sweet satisfaction without any of the guilt. No added sugar, 30% fewer calories, and less fat than other milk chocolates.

Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts and Macadamia: the buttery crunch of hazelnuts combined with the creaminess of macadamia nuts in each smooth milk chocolate diamond. No added sugar, 35% fewer calories, and less fat than other chocolates.

Dark Chocolate: deep richness along with a hint of sweetness. No added sugar, 50% fewer calories, and less fat than other chocolates.

60% Extra Dark Chocolate: an intense deep richness along with a hint of sweetness. No added sugar, 40% fewer calories, and less fat than other chocolate.

Dark Chocolate with Orange and Almond: the sweet smoothness of dark chocolate complemented by a refreshing zing of orange and a satisfying crunch of almond. No added sugar, 50% fewer calories, and less fat than other chocolates.

Apple and Hazelnut Milk Chocolate: a popular RED chocolate from Europe and not yet available in the U.S.


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Whats Included

Each ticket ($59) is designed to be enjoyed by up to four participants, and contains:

• (6) 12oz. cans of hard cider—six different styles, one can of each

o Triple Jam

o El Chavo

o Rainbow Seeker

o Strawberry Lemonade

o Blueberry Lemonade

o Grizzly Pear

• (6) 3.5 oz bars of chocolate:

o Milk Chocolate

o Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts and Macadamia

o Dark Chocolate

o 60% Extra Dark Chocolate

o Dark Chocolate with Orange and Almond

o Apple and Hazelnut Milk Chocolate

Access to the 1-hour virtual tutored tasting conducted via video conference

Direct shipping to the purchaser's home.

Tickets are limited. If maximum capacity is reached prior to cut-off date (5/25/21), no additional reservations will be available. Buy now to guarantee delivery and participation.

Shipping limited to physical mailing addresses only (no PO boxes). Ticket purchaser must be 21+ to show ID and sign for the package of cider. Please refer to the FAQs for additional information.

This tasting event is presented by Starfish Junction and sponsored by Blake’s Hard Cider Co. and RED Chocolate. Participants must be 21+.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER & BLAKE’S HARD CIDER:

Jennifer Wawrzyniak is the Regional Sales Manager at Blake’s Hard Cider.

Blake’s Hard Cider Co. is an independent, family-owned Michigan craft cidery offering an adventurous exploration of all things cider. By growing, pressing and fermenting their own apples on their farm they’re able to proudly and consistently introduce a truly authentic and uncompromised craft hard cider experience.

GENERATIONS OF TRADITION IN EACH DROP

With a desire to explore farming, in 1946 Gerald and Lovey Blake moved their family of 13 kids out of the suburbs and on to a hundred-acre plot of land in Armada, MI with a 3-bedroom farmhouse.

Twin brothers, Pete and Paul Blake, returned after graduating from Michigan State with an interest in growing what their family had built over the years, adding more diverse experiences for visitors.

Years later, Paul’s son, Andrew Blake, who had grown up working on the farm with his family, returned to Armada with a desire to explore hard cider. With his family’s blessing and support, Andrew founded Blake’s Hard Cider in 2013. They make fresh, handcrafted hard cider produced from apples grown in their own backyard.


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ABOUT RED CHOCOLATES:

The world’s first chocolate with fewer calories, reduced-fat, and no added sugar…But you’d never know it! Years of determination perfected this recipe crafted by European Master Chocolatiers.

With their mission to guiltlessly deliver perfectly sweet moments to those who strive to live an active, healthy lifestyle as well as to those who appreciate losing themselves within decadent moments, each RED Chocolate flavor is crafted with no added sugar, yet still delivers an indulgent experience with fewer calories and less fat than other chocolates.

Quality cocoa is at the heart of RED Chocolate. A naturally sweetened recipe with ethically-sourced ingredients from around the world. Their Ivory Coast suppliers own and operate their own cocoa farms, maintaining the highest standards during bean selection as well as throughout the roasting and grinding processes. Keto friendly and gluten free, RED Chocolates are available at retailers nationwide or at www.red-chocolate.com.

FAQ:

  • What is included in the ticket price? Each ticket is designed to be enjoyed by up to four people and includes the cider, the chocolate, access to the online event via video conference, and direct shipping to a single address.
  • How will the cider and chocolate get to me? The cider will be shipped from VinoShipper to the mailing address provided. Cider delivery must be signed for by someone 21+ with valid photo ID. The chocolate will be shipped separate from the cider, directly from RED, to the mailing address provided.
  • Who can participate? Adults 21+ may purchase tickets to this special event.
  • Do I need to be home to receive the cider? Yes. Since the cider contains alcohol, the package must be received by someone who can show their ID and sign that they are 21+. Packages will not be left at your door. Please make sure to provide a mailing address where someone over 21 will be home to receive the package; otherwise your package may be delayed or you may incur re-delivery fees. Neither Starfish Junction nor its sponsors/partners are responsible for delayed delivery.
  • When will I receive my cider and chocolate? We will close ticket sales on May 25, 2021 at 5:00pm EST (or earlier if maximum capacity is reached) to ensure delivery to you on time. Your shipment of cider and chocolate will arrive separately the week of the event.
  • How will you ensure the cider and chocolate get to me in time? Shipping times vary. We are cutting off ticket sales with ample time to ensure each ticket purchaser receives their cider and chocolate shipments before the online event.
  • I can't make the online event. Can I still purchase a ticket for the cider and chocolate? Yes. If you can no longer attend the online event or simply are not interested in doing so, you can still purchase a ticket to receive the cider and chocolate shipped directly to the mailing address provided. Please note that all sales are final and there are no discounts, refunds or exchanges should you not join the online event portion.
  • How many people can participate with a single ticket purchase? While this seminar’s cider and chocolate tasting package serves up to four people, each ticket provides log-in access to one individual buyer and shipping to one physical address. All participants must be together to participate in the seminar and enjoy the cider and chocolate.
  • How do I join the online event? Prior to the online event taking place, you will receive a number of emails reminding you of the date and time. Within these emails will also be a link to the Online Event Page which has the video conferencing link to join.
  • Can I ask questions during the online event? Yes! We encourage you to ask questions but please do so using the chat feature. This will help avoid people talking over each other and all questions can be answered.
  • How will you ensure the online event is a safe environment? The video conference should be attended by those who are 21+ only. We ask that all participants be polite and courteous. Starfish Junction and its sponsors/partners reserve the right to remove any participant from the video conference who is disruptive or behaving inappropriately with no opportunity for refund.
  • Do I need to download special software or an app to participate in the video conference? The online event will be conducted via the video conferencing platform, ZOOM. You should be able to click the link provided and access the video conference in any web browser from a desktop computer or laptop. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  • What happens if I lose internet connection during the online event? If you lose internet connection and leave the video conference, simply click the link again to re-join. If the host loses internet connection, they will exit and rejoin. Please be patient.
  • Can you help me with my technical difficulties accessing the video conference? Yes, please email help@starfishjunction.com. It is important for you to try accessing the video conference before the day of the online event so we can fully assist you.
  • Do I need anything besides the cider, chocolate, and a computer to participate? The cider will be shipped in cans for easy consumption. You may also wish to have on hand:

o small glasses for cider tasting, six per participant

o plate and napkins

o water for palate cleansing between tastings

o fruit/crackers (optional)

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