Just Added: January Workshops at ChocoSol

Join ChocoSol at our new location (1131 St. Clair West) for some amazing workshops in January!

1) Saturday, January 18, 2 to 6: Jaguar Chocolate Making Workshop lead by Michael Sacco
2) Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 to 8:30: Jaguar Chocolate Molding Workshop lead by Laura Gisonni
3) Saturday, January 25, 4 to 6: ChocoSoil Workshop lead by Byron Koss

Jaguar Chocolate Making Workshop
Saturday, January 18, 2 to 6 PM
Join ChocoSol’s Founder, Michael Sacco, for a 4 hour hands-on jaguar chocolate making workshop. Attendees will grind, mold, and temper jaguar chocolate, and learn about the ingredient process.

This jaguar workshop will involve a minimum of 4 hours to actually process the ingredients for the jaguar chocolate (such as mamey, rosita de cacao, vanilla, and cacao butter). This workshop will also include tempering jaguar chocolate.

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 (cash please).
A minimum of 5 people are needed. Maximum 15.
Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase jaguar chocolate at a reduced price.
To reserve your spot, please email info@chocosoltraders.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/383226775155572

Jaguar Cacao Beans
Jaguar Cacao Beans

Jaguar Chocolate Molding Workshop
Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Join ChocoSol’s Lead Chocolatier, Laura Gisonni, for a 2 hour jaguar chocolate molding workshop. Attendees will mold and decorate their very own jaguar chocolates with achiote infused cacao butter and hear about the process of making jaguar chocolate.

$50 per person (cash please), includes a take home grab bag of your own molded jaguar chocolate.
A minimum of 5 people are needed. Maximum 15.
Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase jaguar chocolate at a reduced price.
To reserve your spot, please email info@chocosoltraders.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/450934305007781

Achiote
Achiote

ChocoSoil Workshop
Saturday, January 25, 4 to 6 PM
Join ChocoSol’s Byron Koss for a 2 hour interactive workshop exploring our ChocoSoil project. Learn about how ChocoSol creates a closed-loop cradle-to-cradle culture within our production systems, and how we up-cycle cacao shells, cacao char, paper towels, and food scraps into our worm composters to create value add products and solutions to urban soil amendment and food production.

Attendees will participate in demonstrations on our roasting, winnowing, and grow light operations, as well as hands-on activities such as sifting cacao shells, mixing ChocoSoil blends, and feeding the worm composters. Eating and drinking chocolate samples will be provided!

$25 per person (cash please).
A minimum of 10 people are needed. Maximum 15.
Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase ChocoSoil products at a reduced price.
To reserve your spot, please email info@chocosoltraders.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/274910265992619

Credit: Alex Boake
Credit: Alex Boake

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.

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