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Saturday, November 10 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Craft Chocolate Movement: Borrowing from the Past and Innovating for the Future

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The craft chocolate movement is over a decade old and continues to see new chocolate makers entering the market at a faster pace every day. Craft chocolate makers have taken cacao and chocolate back to the past, focusing on chocolate's roots and bringing authenticity to the fore. While the craft chocolate movement has borrowed from the past, it has also sparked innovative solutions that offer a vision to the future of where the craft chocolate market is headed. In this presentation, Chocolopolis Chief Chocophile Lauren Adler looks at the changes and innovations in the craft chocolate market in the past decade and makes predictions for where the craft chocolate market is headed in the future including topics such as cacao origins, chocolate manufacturing, chocolate bar pricing and cacao trading.

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Lauren Adler

Chief Chocophile, Chocolopolis
Lauren Adler founded Chocolopolis to satisfy a craving for more than just chocolate. She has a passion for sharing the story of fine cacao, from its origins as a revered Aztec drink to the varied flavor profiles of cacao grown in different regions of the equatorial belt. Lauren opened... Read More →

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91