On Valentines day many people receive a box of chocolate from their beloved. Is this only a gesture of love or do they know the secret of chocolate? Chocolate is one of several romantic foods that consist PEA, or phenylethylamine, a natural chemical similar to amphetamine and dopamine, causing us the "high" experienced by lovers.
And where does chocolate's magic come from?... CACAO!
Join merge's co-owner Eliza for a journey into the magical world of cacao! This South American plant produces cacao beans, a sacred food that is the basis for chocolates. It has properties that increase energy & circulation, enhances our mood, focus and offers essential minerals and vitamins.
For this workshop we'll be making a raw chocolate torte with a raspberry citrus filling and a cacao ganache as well as heart-shaped dark chocolate molds.
*We'll be adding medicinal herbs to these because cacao is also a carrier of medicine, having a natural ability to absorb more of the healing qualities of herbs.
*These recipes make great gift ideas for your loved ones - you'll get to sip, taste and enjoy all of these and packaged options will be available for sale, that day, as well.
Join us Tuesday, February 12th 5:30-7:30pm to make some cacao-based chocolates & celebrate this sacred food with new friends or bring a loved one!
Pre-registration is required, limited to 12 people, so sign up today.
$30/person covers cost of ingredients and materials.