About two months ago, Seattle's best artisan chocolate store, Chocolopolis, had their second anniversary. They celebrated with a week of daily free chocolate tastings of some of the great chocolate makers: Amano, Cluizel, Corallo, Pralus, and Valrhona.
I purchased several chocolate bars that week, and only yesterday opened the last of them, a 2009 Valrhona Gran Couva. To my astonishment and great delight, there was a golden ticket inside...
During their anniversary week of tastings, Chocolopolis placed three golden tickets in bars of chocolates they were selling. The winners are gifted each week for the year with their choice of any one bar of chocolate!
I'm so excited about going to their store today and picking out my first bar!
Artisan chocolates are quite expensive, typically $6 to $12 for a bar of only a few ounces of chocolate. As a result, I've been reluctant to purchase bars that I haven't already tasted, so this is a spectacular opportunity to try many different chocolates.