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History 2

History of Chocolate: Virtual chocolate tasting – Apr 13


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April 13th at 6:30pm CDT

Explore chocolate’s beginnings, from its origins in the northwest corner of South America, to the European influence that transformed it from beverage to bar, to the newest innovations in chocolate today – including ruby and gold chocolate.

Join us on a captivating journey through the 5000-year history of chocolate, from its origins in ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures to its transformation into a sought-after confection in European coffee shops and beyond. Discover the significance of the cacao bean and the evolution of chocolate through the ages, including the unique opportunity to taste the newest innovations in the industry, such as tart ruby chocolate and velvety gold chocolate.

Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical significance of chocolate as we travel through time, exploring the different stages of its transformation from traditional beverage to modern delicacy. From the ancient Mesoamerican civilization to the Industrial Revolution and beyond, we’ll uncover the secrets and delights of chocolate’s rich history.

Indulge together at this virtual experience while enjoying chocolate truffle flavors inspired by cacao’s unique history, sparking conversation about favorites and surprises. As you enjoy these handcrafted chocolates, learn the proper way to taste chocolate, exploring each flavor profile and the combination of ingredients with different chocolate bases.

Join us on a journey through time and discover how cacao was transformed from an ancient beverage to a modern confection.

This unique virtual chocolate history experience includes:

  • Artisanal 9 piece chocolate truffle tasting set
  • Exclusive seat at this limited capacity virtual experience



Unique virtual tasting experiences:
At Delysia’s Virtual Chocolate Tasting Experience, participants will broaden their culinary palate as they explore the aromatic and flavor profiles of chocolate with our systematic, immersive approach to tasting Delysia’s artisanal handcrafted chocolates. Our virtual tasting events are live experiences, hosted on Zoom and personally facilitated by our award-winning chocolatier and owner, Nicole Patel.

Indulge in our newest chocolate confections created specifically with the theme of each tasting in mind. Showcasing our range of creativity, be the first to discover these unique flavors only available in our expertly guided virtual events. All chocolate truffles are expertly handcrafted in our Culinary Center and conveniently shipped to your door. Join us from the comfort of your home and enjoy 9 unique chocolate truffles while learning about the art of savoring gourmet chocolate.

Turn your experience into a date night, girls’ night in, or fun family gathering by ordering a tasting set for each participant.

Our virtual chocolate experiences typically last 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. Our chocolatier loves answering questions from participants and tailoring each experience to your interests, so ask your questions at any point during a tasting.

Reserve your exclusive seat:
Tickets must be purchased by the Tuesday evening before the tasting to allow us ample time to ship the chocolates to your doorstep via FedEx expedited shipping.

Upon purchasing a ticket, an emailed receipt and ticket containing the video conferencing link will be sent to your inbox. When making a purchase for the first time, we recommend establishing an account in order to easily view upcoming event reservations. At least 24 hours before the virtual tasting, a Google Calendar invitation containing the video conferencing link will be sent to your inbox.

For orders that requested shipment, the chocolates will ship directly from Delysia Chocolatier to your door via FedEx expedited shipping. If curbside is selected, the chocolates will be available for pickup directly from Delysia Chocolatier’s Culinary Center during our regular curbside hours.

New experiences are released on our online shop at least 4 weeks before the tasting date and seats can be reserved as soon as the tickets become available for purchase. Every order is handcrafted and made fresh, so your chocolates are shipped within two weeks of the tasting date. You will receive an email with a FedEx tracking number once your truffles have been shipped so you can easily follow the package until it arrives at your home.

Tickets to multiple virtual tastings can be purchased at the same time, as long as those tastings are no more than 2 weeks apart. If the virtual tastings are more than two weeks apart, please place separate orders as your order will need to ship separately, since chocolates are made fresh for each tasting.

Gift a virtual tasting experience:
Say thank you or share the love of chocolate by gifting one of our exclusive virtual chocolate experiences. When placing your order, please type the participant’s email address when prompted at the check-out screen to ensure they receive an invitation to the live, virtually hosted tasting event. Please confirm that the correct shipping address entered is for the recipient. Add a personalized message along with your order to make your gift extra memorable. The chocolates are shipped to the participant’s door up to a week before the virtual experience and the Zoom invitation is emailed 24 hours in advance.

Included in your tasting experience:
With the purchase of each virtual tasting ticket, experience the world of fine quality chocolate through the eyes of the artisan. Each tasting event is thoughtfully designed around a theme and showcases creative new flavors and ingredients. Hosted by our award winning owner and chocolatier, Nicole Patel, each tasting includes a handcrafted 9-piece box of truffles and exclusive access to this live event.

Chocolates will be shipped via FedEx expedited shipping to the shipping address provided at the time of purchase. The video conferencing link will be emailed via a Google calendar invitation at least 24 hours before the tasting date.

Prepare for the virtual tasting experience:
Once the chocolates arrive, please remove them from the shipping box and foil bag immediately, as they may have been shipped on ice. Store in your refrigerator or a cool dry place until the tasting, bringing them to room temperature at least 30 minutes before the virtual experience. Have a glass of water or bowl of coffee beans alongside you to cleanse your palate between truffles.

Join the virtual tasting experience:
At least 24 hours before the virtual experience, the Zoom video conference link will be emailed via a Google calendar invitation to each participant. This link is also included in the event ticket emailed to you immediately upon placing your order.

To ensure delivery, we recommend registering the participant’s email to receive our newsletter using the link in the footer of our website, as well as adding the email address nicole@delysia.com to your email contact list.

Event Details

Join us virtual for this chocolate tasting experience on Zoom.

Date: April 14, 2023

Start time: 06:30 p.m. CDT

End time: 07:30 p.m. CDT

Venue: Virtual event on Zoom

Phone: 512.413.4701

Email: sales@delysia.com

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