ToorCamp 2022

Chocolate as a Hobby: A Guide to Being a Fancy Chocolate Snob
2022-07-15, 13:00–13:50 (US/Pacific), Hardware Hacking Stage

Come taste and learn about bean-to-bar chocolate. We will focus on chocolate makers that are local to the PNW. I've worked in chocolate on and off for several years, and currently judge for the International Chocolate Awards.

The bean-to-bar industry in the US has grown substantially in the past ten years as consumers become interested in buying bean-to-bar chocolate that costs much more than your average candy bar. This talk will discuss challenges chocolate makers face, quick hacks to temper chocolate without any equipment, ways to evaluate fine chocolate, and generally help you level up your ability to be discerning about chocolate. During the talk, we will also taste several chocolates from local bean-to-bar makers.

Adele is a senior security engineer focused in web and cloud pentesting. She is also focused on running a chocolate club for her coworkers.