The SOMA Santa has arrived! We received our 2018 Christmas order from SOMA Chocolatemaker, and are hosting a special release of these special chocolates on Saturday, December 1, from noon until 3pm only.
NO HOLDS. Limited quantity available. In-person purchase only.
Each fall we host this very popular event showcasing bars too rare to even make it onto our shelves. You'll have a chance to taste them, and purchase your favourites. Tickets are just $10 and available at the store, or by writing us online. This event always sells out so get your tickets soon!
Our third and final special tasting event of 2017 will feature many sought after collector bars and chocolate so rare that we can't feature them in the regular store. This event will also feature some very special bars that Stephanie collected at the Northwest Chocolate Festival.
Our first special tasting event of the fall will feature many sought after collector bars and chocolate so rare that we can't feature them in the regular store. You will have a chance to taste many of them at this event! Read on for details...
Join us as we pair a select line up of bars with fine scotch and vintage port. We will divulge the secrets to successful chocolate pairing and how to choose your chocolate/spirits matches.
Classes only $10 per person and tickets are available at The Chocolate Project booth.
You could get your dad a new tie or some aftershave for Father's Day, but we're betting he'd like a ticket to this event a whole lot more...
Join David at Terroir Tea Merchant for a tasty tea and chocolate pairings event! The Chocolate Project will be bringing a new selection of bars to pair with Terroir Tea's pure teas. If you attended our Easter tasting event, you’ll know this is a special chance to delve deeply into the world of artisanal chocolate and explore the tastes of these rare bars that pair so beautifully with these teas.
Our Chocolate Masterclass series returns on Saturday May 27th. This is a guided workshop and tasting class, and will begin at 2pm sharp. We will be focusing in-depth on roasting cacao, and debuting two new chocolate makers at The Chocolate Project. Tickets $10.
A special and fun event – join us as we try a massive collection of new bars. All are bars which we are considering for inclusion at The Chocolate Project. Tickets $10 - as a thank you we will give you 10% off your purchases on the event day (up to $10).
Celebrate your love of craft chocolate and pure tea Saturday April 15, 11:00-1:00.
Terroir Tea Merchant (832 Fort Street) will be hosting this free drop-in tea and chocolate pairing. David will provide a selection of beautiful craft chocolate to pair with the pure teas of Terroir Tea.
Join David Mincey this Sunday for a special chocolate Master Class on Rare Single Village Cacao from South America.
The event is free but space is very limited.
To book your spot, please register with Niagra Grocery (250-383-1223).
On this Saturday we will be hosting another Blind Chocolate Tasting! We hosted a blind tasting day earlier this spring and it was a great success. Seems like chocolate fans like to test their taste-buds!
Which chocolate bars will we be tasting? You won't find out until after you've tasted! Perhaps your palate can identify the origin? Chocolate without the distraction of the beautiful wrappings.
We couldn't be happier to announce the long awaited return of Cacao Prieto to The Chocolate Project.
Started by Dan Prieto Preston in an old red brick warehouse in Brooklyn NY about 10 years ago, Cacao Prieto uses beans from the family farm, Coralina Estates, located in the Dominican Republic. All of the cacao, flavouring agents, and even their sugar are organically farmed and produced in the DR. The bars are made in the NY warehouse, which is also a distillery producing spirits from Dominican fruits – including cacao!
How could we pass up the opportunity to highlight Canadian bean-to-bar makers on this long weekend? There is some amazing chocolate being made in Canada, and we'll be highlighting bars from East Van Roasters, Sirene, Beta5, Palette de Bine, and Soma (the original Canadian bean-to-bar makers).
We are happy to say that we've brought in EIGHT different bars from Fresco Chocolate! If you're a chocolate nerd or interested in how roast and conche times change the flavour profile of chocolate, you must give Rob's bar a try. His 100% Madagascar bar is also the sixth addition to our 100% line-up.
It's Victoria's Second Annual Car Free #YYJ event! Douglas Street will be pedestrian-only "traffic". The Chocolate Project won't be out on the street (sunshine and chocolate don't mix too well... or rather they melt together), but we will be open at our usual location inside the Victoria Public Market.
We'll be hosting a mini mystery tasting at our shop.
Join us all day Saturday and Sunday (June 18/19) at The Chocolate Project booth for a tasting challenge! This is a fun blind tasting where you are given four mystery bars to taste and four sets of our tasting notes about them. Your job is to match the each bar to the right set of tasting notes. Arrange them correctly, then take a picture and post it on Instagram with the tag #ChocolateTasteChallenge and @thechocpro. For each match you get correct, you will be entered to win your pick of the four bars!
East Van Roasters is a non-profit initiative of the PHS Community Services Society. They provide support, training, and employment benefiting the women residents of the Rainier Hotel and other downtown Eastside housing initiatives through employment making bean-to-bar chocolate and coffee roasting. They've recently opened a second location which serves up the usual treats plus some amazing baking.
This Saturday we will be sharing these three tasty single-origin bars with you: Madagascar, Peru, and Dominican Republic. Come by and get them before they're gone! Last fall we sold out within two weeks.
Special Blind Chocolate Tasting! Which chocolate bars will we be tasting? You won't find out until you try! Perhaps your palate can identify the origin? Chocolate without the distraction of the beautiful wrappings. (Don't worry, we'll let you know after you taste so that you can buy the bars which you enjoyed)