We've talked about how to scope out the workshops and culinary presentations, how to prepare your shopping list, and now it is time to talk about what to bring.
1. Bring a bottle of water and a palette cleanser like unsalted crackers or plain bread, water crackers are my favorite. You want to make sure that you can really taste the chocolate that you sample. Cleansing your palette between tastes will keep your palette from getting overwhelmed in the first five minutes of the festival.
2. Bring a way to take notes during the presentations as well as notes of the chocolate you would like to buy in the future. While chocolate bars will last until gift giving season, confections may not. If you intend to purchase the confections at a later date make sure you have the contact info for the company that makes those delectable delights.
3. Bring credit cards as well as cash. Like I've said before, this is a primo chocolate shopping opportunity!
CHOCOLATE TWEETERS UNITE:
Do you tweet? We be using the hashtag #NWCHOC12 throughout the weekend and will be having a tweeter meet-up on the second floor lounge at 2:00 both Saturday and Sunday. Join us!
ONE LAST THING
TICKET GIVEAWAY TODAY ONLY:
Want a set of tickets to enjoy Sunday at the NW Chocolate Festival?
Tell me in in 10 words or less why you should be awarded the tickets. I will pick a winner tonight at 6:00pm.