FICO

"For the Love of Chocolate"

Virtual Tasting

Friday 21th June, 10.30 am (UK time)

We’re looking forward to meeting you all and celebrating with some amazing chocolates from around the world!

Given our diverse locations, we’ve planned a special online event that comes with a package for you. Take a sneak peek inside, but resist the temptation to eat it just yet! 

During our session, we’ll have a special guest to guide us through a delightful chocolate tasting experience. Discover the nuances of these sustainable bean-to-bar chocolates and learn all about these chocolate makers.

We can’t wait to virtually gather on the 21st of June.  Save the date, and let’s make it a memorable celebration together!

 

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE

Bean to Bar Chocolate Virtual Tasting

Embark on an unforgettable virtual chocolate tasting adventure that shines a spotlight on the laborious efforts of small communities in producing the finest cocoa beans for artisanal chocolate makers. Learn about the intricacies of the ‘bean-to-bar’ process, from the cultivation of cocoa beans to the transformation into fabulous chocolate.

As you indulge in the luxurious and distinct flavors of these chocolates, you’ll gain a newfound appreciation for the hard work and dedication of these small communities. This virtual tasting experience also provides a unique opportunity to discover the nuances of tasting fine chocolate.

Learn how to discern the subtle differences in flavors, textures, and aromas. With a focus on small communities and an emphasis on the art of tasting, this virtual chocolate tasting experience is a must-try. 

diversity chocolate tasting Session · Tasting Experience

Next steps:

1. You have received your pack

In your tasting pack, we have sent you three artisanal bean-to-bar chocolates crafted by master chocolatiers.

1. White chocolate 45% with milk from Azores
2. Bonnat Milk Dark Chocolate 65%, from Mana, Filipinas 
3. Dark chocolate 70%, Original Beans, Virunga, Congo
4. Dark chocolate 75%, Kankel, India

Each of these chocolates offers a unique and distinct tasting experience.   

2. Storage

Keep the chocolates in a cool, dark, and dry place.
Treat your chocolate as if it were wine, but do not refrigerate it!

Find more storage instructions HERE

3. What you need

In addition to the incredible chocolates you have received, 
you might need the following:

  •  A glass of water
  • A bit of bread or breadsticks

4. How to get ready for the tasting

  • Open the chocolates and arrange them on the table.
  • Important! Do not brush your teeth just before the session; toothpaste will alter the taste of the chocolates!
  • Also, avoid chewing gum or mint candies.
  • Find a comfortable place in a smoke-free environment to fully enjoy the aromas.
  • Enjoy the exploration of flavors, and feel free to take notes on the aromas, textures, and nuances that you discover during the tasting.

Meet your host

Ivana
Oven

Ivana Oven is a passionate chocolate expert with over 10 years of experience in the fascinating world of bean-to-bar chocolate. She began her career in Slovenia and has since held prominent roles as a taster and ambassador for various brands, always focusing on specialty chocolate and ethically sourced coffee.

Committed to traceability and positive impact on our consumption habits, Ivana has become an advocate for ethical and sustainable production. As a host of both online and in-person chocolate tastings since the early days of Tasting Experiences, she finds great joy in opening up the world of artisanal bean-to-bar chocolate. Her passion lies in teaching chocolate tasting and promoting an ethical way of producing and purchasing, supporting the high-quality work of small communities.

Ivana Ovens has emerged as a leader in advocating for a conscious approach in the chocolate industry, merging sensory pleasure with social responsibility.

Enjoy your tasting!

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