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Chocolate
Duration
2 hours
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ABOUT THE ACTIVITY
If you’re looking for the perfect group activity—for family, friends, wedding parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special celebrations—this is it! Relax and have fun as you enjoy tasting and making chocolates. Beth Kirsch, Boston’s Chocolate Connoisseur, will take you on a chocolate journey around the world as you compare the surprisingly diverse flavors of craft chocolates made from cacao beans grown in many different countries.

Then you’ll roll up your sleeves and make some chocolates! There’s no cooking involved…just a good time making and decorating chocolate disks known as mendiants. These French chocolates are traditionally topped with nuts and dried fruit, but here's your chance to be creative (or not!) as you choose from a variety of toppings. You’ll leave with a new appreciation for chocolate along with a box of your creations to share with family and friends.
 
Subtitle
more eating…less cooking
 
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Person2 hours
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60
PLEASE NOTE
Beth Kirsch hosts this event at her home in Newton with a limit of 12 participants. Please send an email to support@selfup.com to request a private event outside of the available dates.
 
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Dates
Availability
Weekly on Monday2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chef
Nobody Can Be Uncheered by Chocolate
CANCELLATION POLICY
Custom policy
  • Cancellations made within 7 days before the event will be fully refunded.
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Thank you so much, Beth! My daughter had a fantastic time at your chocolate-making class (and even shared some chocolate!)
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Thanks so much for the chocolate-making class yesterday. It was fun, and you did a great job putting the whole thing together in such a nice way, everything flowed perfectly.
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Thank you so much for such a great chocolate-making class. I loved how organized you were and how you took us through a tasting at the beginning. My enthusiasm for chocolate making has been renewed!
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Thank you for a lovely afternoon! I enjoyed our chocolate making and look forward to trying some of the recipes at home. I also want to thank you for accommodating my food allergy—I appreciated your efforts on my behalf.
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Thank you so much for the chocolate class today. My son really enjoyed it and the chocolate was delicious!
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My son had a terrific time at your chocolate-making class!!! Great results too. :-)
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My daughter and I loved your chocolate class—my husband and older daughter were so impressed with what we made! Thanks so much for such a wonderful afternoon! You are a fabulous teacher.
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Thank you so very much for the chocolate-making class. When I asked my son if he enjoyed it, he responded, “I LOVED IT," with great enthusiasm. I, too, enjoyed the finished product.
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Thanks so much for the chocolate class. I loved every minute! And every bite :) You are a wonderful teacher!
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