Come see what the future of chocolate looks and tastes like at the 2018 Dallas Chocolate Festival. With over 60 exhibitor booths to visit, there will be new flavor combinations to try, new chocolate products to experience, and machines that make chocolate. From bars to bonbons and popcorn to pastries there are tantalizing treats around every corner.
Kick things off with the VIP Party on Friday, September 7th at the F.I.G. featuring chocolate tastings, light bites, a “Chocolate Bar” of cocktails, a chocolate fountain and preview shopping with more than 60 exhibitors. Attendees of the VIP Party will have complimentary valet parking and receive a Dallas Chocolate Festival Good Bag.
The Festival returns to the F.I.G. on Saturday, September 8th from 11:00 – 5:00 for the Main Event. There will be sampling and shopping from more than 60 exhibitors, a kids room, demos, presentations and tons of chocolatey fun.
On Sunday, September 9th, the Festival moves to Whole Foods Market in the Preston Forest shopping center for a day of hands-on workshops. Students in the morning’s bean to bar class will learn from industry experts Ben Rasmussen of Potomac Chocolate, Art Pollard from Amano Chocolate, Troy Easton from Sublime Chocolate, and Jessica Young from 5 Mile Chocolate. They will show students how to turn cocoa beans into delicious chocolate bars.
The afternoon class features a tasting with Lauren Adler from renown Seattle chocolate shop, Chocopolis and Fresco Chocolate’s Rob Anderson. Attendees will sample chocolates using the methods honed in Chocolopolis’s regular tasting panels while learning how roasting, conching, and other tools of the chocolate maker are used to develop specific flavors. By the end of the class, you will have a much better understanding of why bean-to-bar chocolate is such a unique treat.
Tickets for single events start at $35. All the festival details, a full list of participating exhibitors and tickets are available at DallasChocolate.org.