“The Science of Taste”, a Virtual Chocolate Tasting with Cocoa Runners

Chocolate has more varieties of flavour, taste and texture than just about any other foodstuff or drink (including wine) on the planet.  Everyone loves chocolate; from any age, any geography, any interest. So we’ve designed a craft chocolate tasting that has both universal appeal and provides a unique way to both have fun, while also learning about flavour, how to taste and to understand your own palate. It’s an interactive format, delivered by an experienced virtual tasting team at Cocoa Runners. 
You’ll taste ten different craft chocolates, and we use these to explore the science of taste and flavour, and help you to discover more about why, and what, you enjoy (and how this can be healthier for you).
The tasting and talk will include:
  • Testing whether or not participants are “super tasters”, and what this really means (and doesn’t mean)
  • Showcasing how roasting beans for different times brings out radically different flavours,
  • Exploring how sugar, milk and salt all bring out different flavours and tastes (and why Epicurus was right; everything is ok in moderation, but problematic if we overindulge),
  • Discussing how our basic sense of taste can be (ab)used to make us scoff rather than savour,
  • Suggesting some approaches on how to taste, savour and develop one’s palate in chocolate (and much else)

Details to follow soon on how to order your tasting box!


DATE:    Thursday 9th December

TIME:      6:30-7:30pm

VENUE:  Online

REGISTER INTEREST: Email tanya@circlesq.co