Launching the Pacific Northwest Chocolate Society

Chocolopolis

One of the things I love most about my job is sharing chocolate with customers. Whether I’m introducing someone to craft chocolate for the first time, or whether I’m challenged to find something new for a veteran taster, the experience of tasting chocolate together is a wonderful profession. It’s an experience I would like to […]

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Customer Spotlight: Valentina Vitols

Chocolopolis

Valentina Vitols is one of our oldest customers – I don’t mean by age. She started shopping at Chocolopolis when we she  moved to Seattle in July of 2008, the same month we opened our doors. She’s been with us ever since. Valentina comes from Venezuela, a country with a proud tradition of growing fine […]

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Launching the Pacific Northwest Chocolate Society


Chocolopolis

One of the things I love most about my job is sharing chocolate with customers. Whether I’m introducing someone to craft chocolate for the first time, or whether I’m challenged to find something new for a veteran taster, the experience of tasting chocolate together is a wonderful profession. It’s an experience I would like to […]

June 21, 2018

Customer Spotlight: Valentina Vitols


Chocolopolis

Valentina Vitols is one of our oldest customers – I don’t mean by age. She started shopping at Chocolopolis when we she  moved to Seattle in July of 2008, the same month we opened our doors. She’s been with us ever since. Valentina comes from Venezuela, a country with a proud tradition of growing fine […]

June 15, 2018

Who wins when cocoa’s price rises? (Part II)


Chocolopolis

Photo: COCOBOD quality control officer grading cocoa in Ghana; photo by Kristy Leissle By Dr. Kristy Leissle Last week, I wrote about the people and companies that lose out (or have a questionable outcome) when cocoa’s price rises, as it did during the first quarter of 2018. This week, I tackle the question that prompted […]

June 11, 2018

Customer Spotlight: Paul & Linda Woltz


Chocolopolis, Community

Paul and Linda Woltz have been part of our customer tasting panel since its inception in 2012. They add a unique and colorful perspective to the group, both personally and professionally, working in fields that satisfy both heart and soul. Paul is a professional jazz musician who performs in a number of jazz and classical […]

May 24, 2018

The Impact of Genetics on the History of Cacao


Chocolopolis

Editor’s Note: Below is the letter we sent in APRIL to members of our Chocolate of the Month World Tour Club (CMWT). We post the letter a month after our club selection ships, so if you purchase the CMWT, you will not receive the same bars that are featured here. Hello Members, Our monthly focus […]

May 16, 2018

A Mother’s Day/Employee Profile: Marcie Adler


Chocolopolis

Mom said, “Make sure you put your Saturday and Sunday hours at the top of the blog so everyone knows you’re open.” I’m listening to my mom. We’re open Saturday from 11-3:30 and Sunday from noon to 4pm. Our Customer/Employee/Mother’s Day spotlight and happy hour this week features my mom, Marcie Adler. Where to begin? […]

May 10, 2018

Pairing Wine and Chocolate


Chocolopolis, Pairings

Wine and chocolate. Two decadent treats that customers love to pair. As a chocophile, the hardest question I get from customers is, “I have a big Cabernet and I want to pair it with a good dark chocolate. What chocolate should I buy?” You may be wondering why I find this question difficult. After all, […]

April 30, 2018