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Victorian Paper Snowflakes Demo and Chocolate Tasting
November 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Making designs with curls of paper is probably centuries old, but really came to shine during the Victorian era. Our quilling artist and store owner, Lauren Grover, will be demonstrating how to take simple tools of paper, glue, and a needle, and turn them into gorgeous snowflakes suitable for framing or as holiday ornaments. We will have some previous works for sale, and you can place an order for your own choice of color and pattern. You can also sign up for classes on how to make your own!
We will also be hosting a chocolate tasting for our line of absolutely amazing Willie’s Cacao chocolate bars. They’re handcrafted, single estate bars made on machines over 100 years old. Most chocolates Americans get is from a plant bred to produce as many beans as possible, with flavor being secondary. These are a different variety, and you’ll taste the difference right away, with varietal flavors similar to wine’s complexity. We’ll be offering Milk of the Stars, a 60% cacao from Indonesia with complex caramel tones, Rio Caribe Gold, a vegan 72% from Venezuela with notes of nuts and coffee, Chulcanas Gold, a vegan 72% from Peru with notes of raisins and plums, Ginger Lime, a vegan 70% from Cuba with layers of flavors, and Pistachio and Date, a vegan 100% from Rio Maranon, with no added sugar, just the fruit. Terrific for diabetics! These all sound like they’re super dark, but without the bitter taste of common beans, you may find you like them darker than you’d thought.
The rest of the store will also be open, featuring quilling kits, diamond painting kits, henna body art, chocolates, and our handmade skin care line.