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Saturday, November 10 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Taste Fresh Cacao Seeds from the Cocoa Tree

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The Northwest Chocolate Festival will offer a unique opportunity to taste the fruit of cacao pods in collaboration with Uncommon Cacao as they present fresh cacao fruit from their Belize operations and share the story of their work.  Chocolate is made from the seeds of the cacao fruit which grows in squash like pods directly on the Theobroma cacao tree.   Inside the cacao pods, a sweet, white, and sticky flesh surrounds the beans.  This fruit pulp and is very pleasant to eat, with a tangy but sweet taste with a slight floral flavor, much less acidic than citrus.  If you have never tasted cacao fruit directly out of the pod, now is your chance.  


Anjuli Dharna

Uncommon Cacao

Minni Forman

Uncommon Cacao
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Emily Stone

CEO and Co-founder, Uncommon Cacao
Emily Stone has spent the greater part of the last decade deep in the jungles of Central America, creating meaningful market access for thousands of indigenous Maya smallholder farmers through supply chain companies connecting these farmers with premium chocolate makers in the U.S... Read More →

Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91