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Anyone going to the Chocolate Salon?

pleasurepalate Nov 9, 2007 09:10 PM

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:



  1. sku Nov 10, 2007 10:13 AM

    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
      burumun Nov 10, 2007 12:19 PM

      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
        pleasurepalate Nov 10, 2007 08:26 PM

        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
        ArtPollard Nov 29, 2007 06:17 AM

        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.

        Amano Artisan Chocolate

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        mrsjoujou Nov 11, 2007 10:59 AM

        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
          sku Nov 11, 2007 03:47 PM

          Are there a lot of samples?

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

          1. re: sku
            mrsjoujou Nov 12, 2007 07:58 AM

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

        2. Kitchen Queen Nov 11, 2007 10:23 PM

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

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            droyal Nov 13, 2007 09:18 PM

            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
              Diana Nov 14, 2007 10:32 AM

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

              1. re: Diana
                droyal Dec 3, 2007 12:34 AM

                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.

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