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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-01-24 05:25
Subject: [personal|food] Mmm, chocolate
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Yesterday I attended the Portland Chocolate Fest with a small, assorted rogue's gallery of local high tech ne'er-do-wells. It was quite something. I ate myself very nearly sick on samples, and had a lot of fun.

Highlights including sampling the "Don't Eat This Chocolate" hot chili chocolate bar, from a chocolatier who told me that adding bacon to his blue cheese truffles was over the top; checking out the truffle woman; and eating some righteous food.

My three favorite samples were the rose caramel from Cocoa Velvet Chocolates, the Thai chocolate truffle (with lemongrass and curry powder) from Snake & Butterfly, and the white chocolate espresso bar from Forte Chocolates. Wow.

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The Roy G. Biv all-girl precision team in the lobby

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Truffle woman

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The chocolate tree

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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-01-24 17:01 (UTC)
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Wow! I have the envy! Looks like it was a tasty, tasty day.
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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-01-24 17:45 (UTC)
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And now I'm thinking Portland in January 2012. :)

Can you explain the Truffle Woman? What exactly was she?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-24 17:58 (UTC)
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A demonstration of a makeup/costuming process, I believe.

Well, and edibly cute. But it was definitely makeup, not chocolate.
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2011-01-24 18:09 (UTC)
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Ooh. White chocolate espresso bar. Damn. Why wasn't I there...?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-24 18:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks to the glories of air transit, you could have been... ;P
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2011-01-24 18:22 (UTC)
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Next year, in Jerusalem Portland. Given fair notice and a following wind...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-24 18:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Snerk.

I did purchase one of said bars, which I was planning to pass on to calendula_witch at some point. I believe you're planning to visit her, so maybe you can use your masculine wiles to prevail upon her to save it for you.
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2011-01-24 18:32 (UTC)
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*is wiling. As we speak*
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willyumtx
User: willyumtx
Date: 2011-01-24 22:16 (UTC)
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https://www.theochocolate.com/store/products/chocolate-bars/fantasy-flavors/coconut-curry

Theo bars are good. Sold at various stores, including Whole Foods and Wheatsville Coop.
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