I spent nearly the entire weekend at the Northwest Chocolate Festival, visited with chocolate makers and people in the field that I already knew, met some others for the first time, attended half a dozen classes, and picked up several bars that we've not yet reviewed.
The new bars to review over the next several months include some from Dandelion, Dick Taylor, Fresco, Kallari, Lillie Belle Farms, Nova Monda, Raaka, and the two recent award-winning bars from Pacari.
One of the people I met this year was a new bean to bar chocolate maker from Los Angeles, Nicole Trutanich. She anticipates launching her first four single origin bars next year under the name Bar Au Chocolat. Watch for them on her website.
Lindy joined me Saturday morning and took a few pictures to share with you.