Upcoming Bay Area Chocolate Tastings


Experience these upcoming programs in 2024! You can also book your own Chocolate-Tasting program (see Tasting Party page for more information).


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SFBBO "Birdy Hour" Fall Fundraiser: Explore Bird-friendly Chocolate (Online)

October 7, 2021 5-6pm

Registration required: SFBBO website

Do you love chocolate and are also passionate about bird conversation? Join Sharol Nelson-Embry, owner of Cocoa Case, at this virtual event to support the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Learn about "bird friendly" chocolate growing and harvesting practices such as agroforestry, wild harvesting, and shade growing and how they connect to some cool bird species. 



Air BnB: Chocolate and Birds Outings! Check our "Experiences" in Alameda, CA if you'll be visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall dates coming!


Past Events

Chocolate Tasting Online with Rhythmix Cultural Arts

Sun., Feb. 14, 2021 


Explore the World through Chocolate!


Gather your chocolate-loving family and friends and join Sharol Nelson-Embry, owner of Cocoa Case, in a guided chocolate tasting journey on Zoom. You’ll enjoy curated samples of hand-crafted single-origin chocolates from 3 different chocolate makers along with fascinating chocolate history. Get ready to be transported on a chocolate adventure around the globe. Great for a singles soirée, date-night or family fun!



Chocolates From Around the World

Wed., May 2020 


Registration required

Explore the history of chocolate, learn the language of chocolate tasting, and try lots of chocolates from near and far. Like wine, chocolate holds nuanced flavors depending on where it's grown and how the chocolate-makers process the beans, Discover more about the chocolate lands, the people who grow it and make it, and dangers to chocolate from climate change. You'll sample chocolate from newer bean-to-bar, small batch innovators like Dandelion, Amano and Cru, along with more familiar brands like Guittard and Ghirrardelli.



Chocolate Tasting and Bird Watching in Alameda (AirBNB Experiences)

Various dates 


Registration required:https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/823164

Do you love birds and chocolate? Begin the day at the Bird Sanctuary. The shoreline should be packed with overwintering shorebirds! The overlook and trail provide close access to identify and observe these birds, along with ducks, pelicans, egrets, and maybe a flyover of a peregrine falcon or kingfisher! Bring a bag lunch to enjoy on the beach if weather permits. At the host house, we’ll discover some of the finest luxury chocolates in the world, many made locally. Taste them and choose your favorites while you learn about rainforest ecosystems, conservation issues, and how our love of chocolate impacts wildlife.