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Anyone going to the Chocolate Salon?

I just foud out abou the chocolate salon that will be coming to Pasadena in December. I'm definitely going to go. Is anyone else interested? To see all the info, go to:

http://www.luxurychocolatesalon.com/

Thanks,
Abby
http://pleasurepalate.blogspot.com/

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  1. I'm interested. Do you know anything about it? Once you pay the cover price are the samples free? Is it a typical convention style format with tables as well as tastings?

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    1. re: sku

      yeah i'm interested to know the answers to the same question too, since the ticket is not cheap. Is there a full program/other info we can see? The website didn't say much about what we're actually getting.

      1. re: burumun

        I've never been to this event myself either, so I'm not sure what the program is, but when it comes to chocolate, I'm willing to check it out.

      2. re: sku

        We exhibited at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon and I would assume that the format will be fairly similar.

        The way that it worked at the SFCS is that you pay a cover charge and then most of the vendors will provide samples. Typically, the samples will be fairly small since the purpose from the vendors point of view is to encourage people to purchase their chocolate. (Or bon-bons in the case of 95% of the vendors). They also had classes and a few other events.

        We had a lot of fun at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon meeting people and speaking with others who love chocolate passionately. We expect nothing less in Pasadena.

        -Art
        Amano Artisan Chocolate
        http://www.amanochocolate.com

         
      3. I have been to NYC chocolate show and if this is the same, you get to sample some chocolate and beverages.

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        1. re: mrsjoujou

          Are there a lot of samples?

          Do you have to pay fees once you pay the cover?

          1. re: sku

            Well, at the NY chocolate show the samples were free, but most of the selection was average.

        2. This looks like fun! I signed up to volunteer! KQ

          1. I'm in, for sure. Not only is chocolate great, in high percentage coco bars, or powder, it's very healthful.

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            1. re: droyal

              well, sort of. It's still fattening and high calorie/high sugar.

              1. re: Diana

                You can buy 85% cocoa bars, or even 100%, that have NO sugar (but, 100% is an acquired taste). They still do have cocoa butter in them, but otherwise they would just be powder.