With so much change in the world, sometimes it’s comforting to think inside the box, especially when that box is filled with chocolate! This year, DallasChocolate.org is delivering the Dallas Chocolate Festival to the comforts of home with “The World of Chocolate – In a Box,” Sept. 12 & 13, 11AM – 5PM.
The virtual festival features a hand-delivered box of artisanal chocolate samples and other delights from prestigious chocolate companies across the globe, access to interact and chat with exhibitors in real time, and opportunities to attend virtual classes, demonstrations, and tastings at just a click of a button. The award-winning event software platform is user-friendly for a seamless, full-festival experience that is interactive and engaging. In addition, DallasChocolate.org partnered with Alto to deliver the chocolate boxes right to the festivalgoer’s doorstep on a pre-scheduled date and time. Safe. Simple. Socially responsible.
“Although we wish that everyone could be together under one roof enjoying delicious chocolate creations from the talented chocolate makers and chocolatiers from near and far, we are excited about offering a similar experience virtually,” said Sander Wolf, founder of the Dallas Chocolate Festival.
So far, this year’s exhibitors include: Casa Chocolates, Yelibelly Chocolates, DGZ Chocolates, Tomric Systems, Zak’s Chocolate, Effie’s Homemade, Fera’wyn’s Artisan Chocolates, the Chocolate Doctor/EZ Temper, Madhu Chocolate, Wiseman House Chocolates, Mission Chocolate, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Topo Chico and Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Sponsorship by Central Market. More vendors, sponsors, and programming to be announced in the coming weeks.
Chocolate education is fundamental to DallasChocolate.org’s mission, and a portion of proceeds from the annual festival is donated as scholarship funds to local culinary programs for students focused on pastry arts with an emphasis on chocolate. DallasChocolate.org has donated over $25,000 in scholarships to the culinary programs at Dallas College and Collin College.
DallasChocolate.org was started in June of 2009 with the goal of promoting artisan chocolate in Dallas. Founder Sander Wolf wanted to educate budding foodies about the complex processes and hand-crafted skill that result in a refined chocolate experience. In addition to sharing local and global chocolate news, DallasChocolate.org hosts its signature event, The Dallas Chocolate Festival, every autumn. What started in 2009 as a simple event featuring two bean-to-bar chocolate makers has exploded into one of the “must do” events for Dallas foodies. Featuring chocolate samples from industry innovators the world over, the event now features dozens of chocolatiers and chocolate makers, demonstrations, and even workshops. DallasChocolate.org is dedicated to promoting local chocolate artisans and continually educating chocolate lovers about the dynamic, innovative, and delicious world of artisan chocolate. For more information, visit www.dallaschocolate.org or follow @DallasChocolate on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The 11th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival, “The World of Chocolate – In a Box,” will be held virtually Sept. 12 & 13, 11am – 5pm, at www.dallaschocolate.org. The Full-Access Festival Pass is $50 including the chocolate box (plus $10 delivery by Alto -- limited to the DFW Metroplex area), and interactive chats, classes, demonstrations, and tastings with chocolate makers from across the world. Chocolate boxes may also be shipped to festivalgoers outside the Metroplex area for an additional postage fee. Access to only the virtual events (excluding chocolate box) is $5. Passes can be purchased at www.dallaschocolate.org.
In Photo: Chocolate samples from the 2019 Dallas Chocolate Festival.
Photo Credit: Kathy Tran