5 Steps to a Delicious Couple’s Chocolate Party

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How to Host a Chocolate Party with Chocolate Tasting

We’ve all heard of wine and cheese tastings, but how about a chocolate party where the main event is a chocolate tasting? As a chocoholic, I have always been excited to try new flavors of chocolate and as a total foodie, I’m all about judging and choosing my favorites! Some might tell you that “all chocolate tastes the same.” Lies, I tell you! There is no way that you can compare a cheap candy bar by the check-out to the silky, creaminess of imported chocolate. Don’t believe me? I challenge you to host your own chocolate tasting for two. This date is perfect for either you and your spouse or for a group of your favorite couples! Your mission is to discover all the truffle-y deliciousness that chocolate has to offer. Certainly, we have all the chocolate party ideas you could need!

So many fun chocolate party ideas! Our friends will love this cute date! #chocolatetasting #chocolatepartyideas


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So when I found out that there was such a thing as a chocolate tasting – well, you KNOW I was all over that. We had to get to work creating these beautiful printables and getting together the best chocolate party ideas. Most importantly, did you know that there really is a “proper way” to taste chocolate? Similarly, do you know what the different % of Cacao on those fancy chocolate bars even means? Well, why not host a chocolate tasting for two and then you too, can become a chocolate connoisseur! We’ve even included a little cheat sheet so you know what words to use on this special date!

Chocolate Party Ideas

A chocolate tasting for two makes the perfect at-home date! {Hello, Valentine’s Day!} Or a quick and easy party for your friends!

Chocolate Party Ideas

So what do you need to get this delicious party started? Definitely grab our chocolate tasting printables below and get those cut and prepped. And now let’s go over how to host a chocolate party! Whether it’s just going to be you and your spouse for a date night in, or you have a group of friends that would love to participate in all of your fun chocolate party ideas, we have all the info you will need.

Chocolate Tasting for Two

First, you need at least six different kinds of gourmet or imported chocolate bars. If this is your first chocolate tasting, I recommend picking chocolates from six different brands with a variety of Cacao percentages ranging from high (86%) to low (35%). Or say you don’t even know where to start, you might try Ghirardelli, Godiva, Perugina, Scharffen Berger, Lindt Excellence, and Valor.

How to Host a Chocolate Party

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If you know which percentage you prefer, you might choose to sample a single percentage of Cacao. So for example, selecting only 70% Cacao chocolates in a variety of different flavors.

We are excited to have another chocolate tasting date and just focus on trying different, unique flavors of chocolate!

So printables and chocolate–that’s all you need!

How to Host a Chocolate Tasting

The very first thing you need to do when you are wondering how to host a chocolate party is to grab your invite. Next, set it out for your spouse to find on the morning of your date night! Or send it out to your friends so they can get excited about a delicious group date.

Foodie Group Date Idea

After that, pull out our how to host a chocolate party printable, and will walk you through everything you need to know. It explains what those chocolate percentages mean and gives you all the details for the proper chocolate tasting procedures. You’ll want to refer to that for the specifics, but here’s a basic breakdown of how it works.

How to Host a Chocolate Party Tasting

Break the chocolate into pieces for sampling and prep the chocolate tasting procedure cards to walk you through the night! You are going to be thoroughly investigating your chocolates! Place the pieces onto the chocolate tasting mats (starting with the chocolate with the highest % of Cacao for #1 and ending with the chocolate with the lowest % of Cacao for #6).Chocolate Tasting Printable Mat Next, to each tasting mat, place a scoring card and a pen. After each step, you’ll be writing down your opinions and scoring the chocolate. Tasting Scoring Card

Make it a fancy night and enjoy each other’s company at your chocolate tasting for two!

Yummy Date Night Idea

After you try each new chocolate flavor, be sure to cleanse the palate with some crackers and a glass of water!

Chocolate Tasting for Two

So I know that this might just be a quick, at-home date after the kids are in bed, but go ahead and pull out a nice tablecloth, light a candle, and throw on something cute. Maybe you can even put on some romantic music! It only takes a little extra effort, and it changes the whole mood and atmosphere of your date.

Do you still need more chocolate?! Yeah, me too. There’s no such thing as too much chocolate. Why not try a quick and easy {and chocolatey!} romantic dessert? Or curl up to watch The Vow and play a little Chocolate Russian Roulette.

Happy tasting!

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Chocolate Tasting Printables

Printables Designed by Carisa @ Messes to Memories Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I am crazy about my husband, Scott and my FOUR cute kids! I spend my days at home--teaching, playing and cleaning up with them! Our favorite place in our home is the kitchen! I love to cook and bake with lots of flavor--and I love having my little helpers in the kitchen, too! Some of my most recent passions are tennis, nutrition, crafting, the great outdoors and photography!

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  1. I just wanted to let you know that there is a type on the “How to host a chocolate tasting” page. The word sampling is spelled wrong in number 4.

  2. I know that I am years late, but this idea is great! Thank you for sharing your resources. I wanted to know if there is any way that I can edit the invitation as I would like to hold an event for ladies as opposed to a date night? I thank you in advance!

    1. SO glad you love it! However, there isn’t a way to edit the invite, SO SORRY! But such a fun idea to do for a girls night! I hope you are able to still do it and have so much fun! <3

  3. Thanks Carissa for sharing.
    Double thanks!!
    This idea will work with kids too..
    I m gonna try this soon.

    1. That is such a great idea!! I bet your kids will LOVE doing some chocolate tasting!! 🙂 We’re so happy that you love this idea! Thanks for your comment!! XO

  4. We tried this out for an at-home date after the kids were in bed. My hubby loved it and wants to have other tastings now. ?

    1. This is definitely one of our favorites! And we also have a whole list of “tastings” we want to have! It’s such a fun activity! Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Carisa!!! I know you! Remember me from our old ward? I was browsing this site for date ideas and hello, your face popped up! haha fantastic idea and printables. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey Sunni! Yes!! I do remember you! Hope you are doing well! 🙂 This is one of our all-time favorite dates we’ve ever done! Enjoy date night!

  6. Wonderful idea! Only problem I see is that Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolates weren’t listed. They have beaten Godiva and many others in blind taste tests. Others are waxy, or like Lindt a harsh bitter dry taste. But I guess this would be a great way to discover which ones you like!! Cute idea!

    1. Ooooh- how could I leave Rocky Mountain out?! LOVE their chocolate! I actually use to work for one in high school- made my chocolate addiction even worse. 🙂

    1. Hi Gaye! Just scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the pink text that says, “SO DOWNLOAD OUR CHOCOLATE TASTING PRINTABLES HERE” and a new page should open up with your printables. 🙂 Enjoy!

  7. We did this last night and decided to do it with our kids for a spring break activity. It was a BLAST! My daughter set the table and did a great job. We were shocked how different chocolate tastes. Thanks for the printables! I posted the pictures on facebook and gave you guys all the credit.

  8. Great idea and awesome printables! I look forward to surprising hubby with this!

    I do have my own two suggestions to round out this date: one, the movie “Chocolat” starring Johhny Dep and two, the CD album released by Putumayo entitled “Music from the Chocolate Lands.”

    Thanks for the spark. 🙂

  9. My husband set this up for our date night the week of Valentine’s Day, and it was wonderful! What a great idea!

  10. I click on the download, and it doesn’t work. I think this is a fantastic idea!
    Do you know why nothing happens when I try to download?

    1. Hmmm… it’s working on my end. What browser are you using? Sometimes trying a different browser does the trick.

  11. Darn it! Now I’m craving some really good chocolate. lol…. The joys of the power of pregnancy cravings. LOVE this idea, but it might be one I have to tweak for a girls night. My man is not a chocolate fan. Crazy, I know, but it means I don’t have to share with him…!!

    1. This would be such a FUN girls night. Good luck with those pregnancy cravings- pretty sure my little girl is made up of at least half chocolate from my last pregnancy. 😉

  12. Becca- I just saw this now and I LOVE it! Did you make those printables? They are darling, you are so talented:) We will be doing this one for sure.

  13. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I am even going to find the movie “The Vow.” Our anniversary is Feb. 6 so I think we will do this then instead of Valentine’s Day! Thank you so much for the idea! I am not the most creative person so I love getting ideas from your website!