Chocolate Therapy


With Robbin Warner

- Saturday, November 16, 11am-1pm

Chocolate Making ClassPampering yourself with chocolate may be the best therapy. This workshop blends the healing of the body that comes from doing something that makes you feel good with the healing of the mind that comes from participating in a creative act. What better way to spend a morning than tasting and making chocolate?

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make custom Belgian chocolates to celebrate wherever you are in life, or in your cancer journey.

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • About and taste the different flavor characteristics of chocolates
  • About the taste and impact spices have on chocolate
  • About the health benefits of spices, dried fruit and nuts, and chocolate
  • How to make mendiants (small chocolate disks with dried fruits and nuts on top)
  • How to make rochers (chocolate mixed with nuts and formed into small rock-shaped chocolates)
  • How to pack and wrap chocolate the Belgian way

Because we will be using nuts, if you have a nut allergy, please refrain from registering for this workshop.

About Robbin Warner
Robbin Warner is a writer, educator, and Belgian-trained chocolatier. She is also a breast cancer survivor who believes in the healing pleasure of eating a good piece of chocolate. To learn more about Robbin’s work with chocolate and her recipes, visit her blog Writing with Chocolate: Resources for the Home Chocolatier

*Please Note: Every individual’s needs are unique. We aim to offer a variety of health-promoting options for each individual to consider, but do not prescribe the specific dietary content of any program for anyone. 

Our programs are tailored to the needs of people affected by cancer, but we welcome anyone who would like to attend.  

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