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Northwest Chocolate Festival: TCHO

October 13, 2015
TCHO tasters

      Today’s chocolate indulgence is brought to me by TCHO via the Northwest Chocolate Festival.

I was lucky enough to attend the Northwest Chocolate Festival this year [Saturday, October 3, 2015]. The event was overwhelming but completely fun. Chocolatiers from all over the world had tasting booths spread over two floors of the convention centre.

Today’s chocolate indulgence – TCHO – was on the top floor. And, even though I was in the first wave of eager tasters chocoholics, there was already a line at their booth when we approached it during our first pass. So I skipped. I hadn’t heard of them before. I didn’t know why they had so much hype [turns out they’ve won a bunch of awards]. And I’m not one for standing in lines when there is so much other chocolate to be discovered.

Michael and I – rather overwhelmed halfway through the second floor – took a break for a late lunch and a walk around sunny lovely Seattle. We went back to the festival for another hour in the late afternoon. There was still a line at TCHO’s booth. So now I had to wait because what could be SO amazing, right?

Well, probably needless to say, this is some excellent chocolate. The booth had sold out of the bars I wanted, of course. So I bought the taste teasers pictured above.

The Madagascar (yellow wrapping) is right in my wheelhouse at 67% Cacao. It is lovely. Dark, yet sweet. Smooth and filled with bright citrus notes.

The Peruvian was the surprise (for me at least) (orange wrapping). 68% Cacao. Smooth, creamy, yet dark and really fruity. But without any annoying perfume. Lovely, lovely chocolate.

I would not be surprised to see these bars pop up in a Dowser novel. They get a definite recommend from me!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Gale Doyle permalink
    October 15, 2015 5:06 AM

    My taste buds are drooling!!!

  2. December 22, 2015 10:21 AM

    Seeing you hopped up on festival chocolate was one of my highlights of October. 🙂

    • December 22, 2015 10:37 AM

      LOL. I was pretty crazed, Gertie. Looped. Obviously. For hours afterward. We both were pleased that we got to meet you and the boys face to face, finally. We hope to repeat the experience, many times!!

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