50 Chocolate Makers in 50 Days
Hello my chocolate loving friends,
Sometimes I bite off just a bit more than I can chew. I'm not always sure when I'm about to do that.
Earlier this year, with a big birthday quickly approaching, I decided take on a project of tasting the chocolate from 50 Chocolate Makers in 50 Days, and making a video for each one. I was inspired by the tasting project that launched 37 Chocolates by Estelle Tracy, although she made one video per week, I thought it would give me great practice to make one per day.
I'm happy to say I competed the project, even with the complications of daily life and travel thrown in. One video I recorded at 11:45pm, after a PNW Chocolate Society meeting, and had it posted before midnight, whew! Another time the power went out so I recorded via candle light and actually held the chocolate upside down (which I didn't realize until I had already posted the video).
There was no particular order to the chocolate I chose for the daily taste. Sometimes it was the bar I had just purchased that day, other times it was something from my chocolate vault. I did save one chocolate maker for the very last because that chocolate maker makes a rum using nibs from the same origin as the bar. It seemed like a great way to celebrate end the of project.
I posted the entire series on YouTube initially. Link: 50 Chocolate Makers in 50 Days
I also later posted it on the FindingFineChocolate IGTV. Link: Instagram/FindingFineChocolate
Keep tasting, your next chocolate adventure is just around the corner.
My next adventure: Chocolate makers and cacao farms on the island of Hawaii.