Join us for this Cocoa Runners Tasting Evening at The Winemakers Club in Farringdon. Here at Cocoa Runners, we love classic dark, milk and white chocolate bars. But on July 19th we'll be trying something a little different. Join us for a night spent tasting our ways through textures and flavours.
A hundred and fifty years ago, the first chocolate was quite different from the bars we know today. Historically, bars were made much more simply - by coarsely grinding roasted cocoa beans with sugar between two millstones. With the rise of modern artisan chocolate makers, some of these methods are being revived. This is commonly called stone ground or unrefined chocolate and is often found in Italy, Mexico and South America. We'll taste a number of bars made in this way...
Other craft chocolate makers are adjusting conch times and the amount of cocoa butter to create seriously smooth chocolate. When it comes to complexity of taste, chocolate is the undisputed champion. With over 400 flavour compounds, it’s even more complex than red wine. As you savour a piece you may discover that new flavours emerge.
Another way to highlight new flavours is with the addition of inclusions which not only affect the taste, but also the texture and apearance of bars. All too often, these addiitons can take away from the flavour of the cacao, but we'll share our pick of bars that we think demonstrate the notion that two plus two can actually equal five (or more!).
The tasting will start promptly at 7pm.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
As we're hosting this event at The Winemakers Club, entrance is strictly over 18s only.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The nearest station is Farringdon, but the venue is also a short stroll from St Paul's, Chancery Lane and City Thameslink.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you've got any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.