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Published February 1st 2018
Learn to make a healthier chocolate at home
Chocolate - So many of us have a love for this delicious sweet treat, and some people are even addicted to this. I have a friend who must have one whole block per day!
Supposedly it has now been revealed that dark chocolate, in moderation, has some health benefits and it is articles about this that I really enjoy reading, as dark chocolate is the one for me!
When it comes to sugar consumption, Australians are simply not getting the message - they are still gorging themselves on refined sugars, processed foods and snacks laden with chemicals and artificial additives.
Statistics show that many of us have a diet that consists of about a third of processed and refined sugar. This, in turn, is contributing to obesity, so our health is suffering.
Some of these chocolate making classes do not use additives and indeed three of them are making "raw" chocolate, which is healthier again.
1. RAW CHOCOLATE FAVOURITES In this class, you will learn how to transform your favourite chocolate treats into "nourishing foods that are rich, satisfying and packed full of raw ingredients".
All the recipes taught here are free from dairy, wheat, refined sugar and all artificial additives. In other words, you can have your chocolate and eat it too!
THIS COURSE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Living food theory Hands-on raw food preparation
- How sugar can affects us and reasons why we eat It
- The truth about dairy consumption
- Disease prevention through food choices
- Lifestyle implementation
Everyone who attends this demonstration will, of course, be able to have generous tastings of all items that are on the menu, as well as detailed recipes of each one which you can take home and duplicate.
ON THE MENU WILL BE:
- Chocolate Milk
- Bounty Bars
- Picnic Bar slice
- Cherry Ripe slice
- White chocolate nutrition shooters
EARLY TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE for $59 per head for all bookings made before 15th February, 2018, and tickets can be bought now at the MeetUp site..
After this date, ticket prices will revert to the normal price of $75.
2. RAW EASTER CHOCOLATE MAKING
There is also another course entitled Raw Easter Chocolate, which will be on in the morning and you can book a day pass for both for just $125. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statistics indicate that on average a person spends about $125 on Easter-related products, with food, beverages and treats being at the top of the list. At this morning course, you will learn how to reduce this to a fraction of the price by making your own treats this year.
The Raw Easter Chocolate event will teach you how to create scrumptious and healthy Easter treats which are rich, satisfying and packed full of raw nutrition.
Once again as with the afternoon class, all food is free from dairy, wheat, refined sugar and all artificial additives. They will taste so good, that no one would guess they are good for you! All items are prepared fresh and are 100% raw.
People attending will also receive tastings of all menu items, as well as detailed recipes of each dish to take home and this morning one will cost $69. Bookings can be made at the MeetUp site.
Both these events are on Saturday 10th March, 2018 with the morning one being at 9.15 am to 12.30 pm and the afternoon one being from 1.30 pm until 4.00 pm, and they will be held at the Coode Street Cafe, 24 Coode Street (Corner Third Avenue), Mt Lawley. The person hosting these classes will be Tamara, and you can contact Tamara on 0433075878 for more details.
3. CHOCOLATE EDUCATION, TASTING & TEMPERING CLASS
These classes are held in their store at the State Buildings, Corner St. Georges Tce and Barrack St, Perth on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm, and the cost is $120 per person with a maximum of 8 people per class.
They are hosted by Sue Lewis, who will take you through the chocolate making process from bean to bar. You will be able to taste different types of chocolate, learn how to temper chocolate by hand, and take home some of your very own chocolates.
This will be held on 8th, 22nd February and 1st March, 2018.
4. CHOCOLATE ADVENTURE
This class is a chocolate "story-telling and tasting adventure" hosted by chocolatiers who have been making chocolate for the past decade.
You will learn to make world-class chocolate at home in around 20 minutes, and you will take home the best quality organic ingredients to continue your homemade chocolate adventure.
Teaching you will be Willow and Catherine, who now give a 2-hour chocolate tasting adventure, which will cost $129 and be held on 25th February, 2018 in Fremantle. For bookings, go to the Adrenaline website.
5. RAW CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP WITH CHOCOLATE ALCHEMIST, Steve will demonstrate his techniques and explain the chemistry behind making perfectly tempered, quality, raw chocolate.
You will then make your own chocolates using ingredients provided, and you will learn a lot about this process. This is one of the most comprehensive chocolate making classes and is for the real addict! You will even learn how to include berries and seeds, as well as how to store chocolate for longer shelf life. You will also receive an instruction sheet for blending and tempering, have tastings, and take home chocolates.