November and December Workshops

Join ChocoSol in November and December for a workshop!

1) ChocoSol Chocolate Workshop: Thursday, November 6, 6:30 – 8:30 PM or Thursday, December 4, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
2) Jaguar Chocolate Workshop: Thursday, November 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM or Thursday, November 27, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

ChocoSol Chocolate Workshop
Thursday, November 6, 6:30 – 8:30 PM or

Thursday, December 4, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1549609805254721
Join our Lead Production Animator, Laura Gisonni, and learn how ChocoSol makes artisanal chocolate! This two hour chocolate workshop provides interactive bean-to-bar chocolate education (including discussions on the history and cultural teachings of cacao, chocolate making techniques, horizontal trade and forest garden permaculture), a tour of the kitchen, hands-on ingredient preparation, chocolate tastings, and the opportunity to purchase ChocoSol products.

$25 per person
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A minimum of 10 people are needed. Maximum 20.

Jaguar Chocolate Workshop
Thursday, November 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM or

Thursday, November 27, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/853426221357777
Join ChocoSol’s Founder, Michael Sacco, for a hands-on small group jaguar chocolate making workshop. Attendees will grind and mold jaguar chocolate, learn about the ingredient process, and enjoy a tasting and talk.

Jaguar cacao, ye li, patastle, pataxtle, theobromae bicoloris: these are some of the English, Chinanteco, Nahuatl, and Linnean names for a cacao seed that grows in the ancient forest gardens. Not only are the forest gardens habitat for fauna like the jaguar, they provide ways for Indigenous communities to create safety belts of communal use around natural areas. This is beyond conservation, and is rooted in millennia of ecological and spiritual stewardship. Today, ChocoSol is proud to be part of a small cadre of chocolatiers, chefs, farmers, and artisans participating in the regeneration of the jaguar cacao, both through seedling planting and intercultural encounter, dialogue, and exchange, as well as through recipe development and intercultural learning.

$50 per person
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A minimum of 5 people are needed. Maximum 10. Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase jaguar chocolate at a reduced price.

About ChocoSol
ChocoSol chocolate is also an open invitation to all, as our cacao is sourced via horizontal trade from Indigenous farmers in Southern Mexico and is organically grown. Our chocolate is made without dairy, gluten, soy, and nuts, and is also vegan. And it’s made right in Toronto at our new location (1131 St. Clair West).
Click here for more information about ChocoSol.

Special Events This Weekend: Oct 4 & 5

SATURDAY:
Green Energy Doors Open at ChocoSol: http://greenenergydoorsopen.ca/events/chocosol2014/

SUNDAY:
High Park Harvest Festival: http://www.highpark.org/ai1ec_event/high-park-harvest-festival-2

David Suzuki’s Homegrown National Park Crawl (we’re at the Trinity Bellwoods park location): http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/wildlife-habitat/projects/the-homegrown-national-park/homegrown-park-crawl/

 

Saturday at ChocoSol: Green Energy Doors Open

Drop by our kitchen location (1131 St. Clair West) on Saturday, October 4 between 2 and 5 to celebrate OSEA’s Green Energy Doors Open.

The fun-filled, tasty, and educational afternoon will be devoted to chocolate and pedal power, with complimentary pedal powered chocolate drinks and a mini-tour at 4 PM.

http://greenenergydoorsopen.ca/events/chocosol2014/