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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Chocolate Origins & Create with a Maker

ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Chocolate Origins & Create with a Maker

11 reviews
Book and join this experience from your computer, phone, or tablet.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Catalan, Spanish
ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Chocolate Origins & Create with a Maker

ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Chocolate Origins & Create with a Maker

11 reviews
Book and join this experience from your computer, phone, or tablet.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Catalan, Spanish

What you'll do

I'm really amping my broadcast TV background to give you a multi camera behind the scenes look at how chocolate is made how easy it can be done at home. It's a step by step guide to the whole process from the raw ingredients to the finished yummy product. First up we'll look at how we go from tree to bar, from checking out the saplings that we graft that become cacao trees, through to opening up a cacao pod and looking inside the fruit as we show you how we extract the precious sticky beans that we'll process into nibs that eventually become chocolate. We'll demonstrate the mysteries of bean to bar artisanal chocolate from our original award winning development kitchen (a converted back bedroom) we'll show you how to create your own bars as we learn to hand temper chocolate. We'll pour the melted chocolate and work it back and forth until it is at the right temperature and consistency to give you the magic snap and polish of a finished chocolate bar, we'll then add your favourite toppings before we pop it in the fridge and wait for them to set up. During that time we'll become chocolate sommeliers as we show you how to pick out tastes, the right consistencies that show the quality of top bars before we map out the flavours and notes you're picking out from your special home made chocolate.

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Learn more about Nick

Nick

I'm a former BBC News foreign correspondent, my parents are Jamaican and when I discovered the amazing cacao here on the island, I decided to start my own chocolate factory! We've since won a number of international awards for our bars and work alongside chocolate companies from around the world on sourcing the best fine flavour cacao across the Caribbean. We're a farm to bar company, from harvest and fermentation through to making the finished product, that now grace some of the most exclusive hotels and villas in the Caribbean, but ultimately I really like sharing my love of all things chocolate. I'm a history buff so I like linking the past and the present to show the development of the world's favourite confectionary. That's why we call the experience, from seed to bar.

What to bring

Some chocolate that can be melted in a microwavable bowl
A spatula, ladle and spoons
A clean work surface

How to participate

Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"Take a journey with me to where chocolate is grown from your own home. Jamaica produces some of the finest cacao on earth and from our home in the mountains overlooking Kingston we make award winning chocolate. We have a multi camera set up so you'll be able to view all the action all the time and there may even be some classic reggae in the background to add to the vibes. Keep your audio and video on because this is all about the chocolate!!!"
— Nick
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Want to join with just your family and friends? Nick will host a private group for up to 10 guests starting at $100.

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Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring…

More tips

Due to the fact I'll be using multiple cameras this will be best to watch on a PC so that you can maximise views and also see your fellow experiencers. Especially when we get into the tasting segment.
Nick
Chocolate Origins & Create with a Maker
11 reviews
From $15/person
11 reviews
From $15/person