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TASTE

Taste lots of chocolate! Several authors have written about the practice of tasting. See our book list for texts that offer tips on how to explore.

 

VISIT

Visit a local chocolatier or retailer to find chocolate and learn from them. Many chocolatiers offer tours or classes; some are even available for consulting or apprenticeship opportunities. See our map to locate one near you.

SHOP

Shop online or at a local chocolate shop.

 

See our map for ideas.

The Academy of ChocolateGood Food Awards, and International Chocolate Awards all provide starting points for exploring fine chocolate. Each awards program has different criteria and judging protocol if you want to get geeky and explore the variety. Judge the products for yourself by tasting through a sampling of the finalists or winners.

 

ATTEND

CONNECT

The Chocolate Life and the Well Tempered Facebook group provide online forums for discussion and are frequented by chocolatiers.

 

STUDY

 READ 

Every fine chocolate lover needs

to read at least two books:

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The True History

of Chocolate
by Sophie D. Coe

and Michael D. Coe

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The Science of Chocolate
by Stephen T. Beckett

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