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Chocolate making class coming up next month in Keauhou


Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, will be home base July 20 and July 21 for anyone on a quest to learn more about cacao and make their own chocolate during a Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making Class.

The one day class on either Friday, July 20 or Saturday, July 21 will run from 9:30am until 4:00pm. Class will be hosted by Honolulu’s Madre Chocolate cofounder and self-proclaimed Chocolate Flavormeister Dr. Nat Bletter. Each day will begin with a visit to Kuaiwi Farm, a local cacao farm, to source the odd looking fruit that becomes delectable chocolate. Attendees will return to Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa where they will make their own bar of chocolate.
Dr. Bletter has 15 years of experience in botany, documenting exotic fruits and vegetables, gathering food in the wild, herbal and traditional medicine, and exploring Asia, South America, Central America, and Africa. He has a Ph.D. in Ethnobotany and he has researched medicinal plants of Peru, Mali, and the Guatemalan Mayans. Taste-modifying plants and stimulant plants such as cacao, spurred him to start Madre Chocolate, a traditional-ingredient, high-antioxidant, artisinal chocolate company.

“We are so excited to bring award-winning Madre Chocolate and Dr. Bletter to Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa for this class,” said Area Managing Director and General Manager Steve Lindburg. “This will be a fun, informative day for anyone who loves chocolate – and who doesn’t.”

Madre Chocolate’s quest to make truly amazing chocolate is driven by a passion to inspire greater appreciation among consumers for the rich cultural heritage and ecological diversity surrounding cacao. The company strives to connect chocolate-eaters directly to the source, and in doing so to contribute to the well-being of cacao farmers and their communities.

Cost for the one-day Chocolate Making Class including transportation to the cacao farm and supplies is just $65. Email or call 808-930-4894 to pre-register.

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