What to bring to the NW Chocolate Festival

The countdown is almost over...two days until chocolate paradise at the NW Chocolate Festival!

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!


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!



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.


  1. I went to the festival on Saturday and loved it. I especially enjoyed talking to the various chocolatiers and hearing about why they started doing what they were doing. But I was in trouble when I got home--my husband berated me for not buying more truffles!

    1. Which truffles do you need more of? I might be able to help you find a local source.

      I came home without my husband's favorite bar on Saturday, he was so disappointed. Sunday morning at the festival I made sure that I stocked up!


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