Eating chocolate is already about as universal a pleasure as we get with food. But there are ways to appreciate it even more, enjoying flavor nuances and textures and smells just as we would with a glass of good wine. Chocolate educator Eagranie Yuh’s background has given her some extreme qualifications to understand and…More
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For five years, Lauren Adler has steered customers to the finest chocolates she can source world-wide. At her Chocolopolis store on Queen Anne (1527 Queen Anne Ave. N.), she features more than 200 different bars organized by geographical origin, and holds regular chocolate tastings and producer events to hone customers’ palates.
Now, she sells a particularly notable series of Seattle chocolate bars alongside displays that highlight the cherry notes of Madagascar beans or the smoky flavors of bars from Southeast Asia. It’s her own Chocolopolis line, and she’s started to distribute the bars to specialty shops like PCC Natural Markets, with plans for a wider retail audience. Chocolopolis also produces a line of chocolate bars for Tom Douglas’s new downtown market.
“It’s such a really high bar for us,” Adler said (no pun intended). “When we’re creating our own, we’re all perfectionists.”More