Tasting Event Hosted By The Ythera Chocolate Club

Tasting Event Hosted By The Ythera Chocolate Club

Tasting Event By The Chocolate Bar

Recently, I was invited to a chocolate and wine tasting event by The Ythera Chocolate Club, you can learn more about them by clicking here. The chocolates were provides by The Chocolate Bar and the wine was provided by The Artcaffe Market Cellar.  Both my sister and I were thrilled to attend the event and of course I wanted to document everything to share with you guys. So this is not exactly a review of The Chocolate Bar. More of me sharing my experience but I thought I would review The Chocolate Bar’s handcrafted chocolates that they offered us. The thing is, I used to buy their vegan chocolates way before this event so I already knew they would be great lol.

Review And Experience With The Ythera Chocolate Club

We arrived a little early because my anxiety was like “y’all can not be late” lol. The table was being set up but everything already looked so beautiful. We chatted with Danson from The Ythera Chocolate Club, he had been the one to invite me and was the person behind this amazing event. Stephenie was hosting it and she was as knowledgeable as she was radiantly beautiful.

Tasting Event Hosted By The Ythera Chocolate Club
I edited out my sisters face because she didn’t want to be on the blog lol! This is us with Stephanie and Danson before the event began

However, everyone soon began arriving and before we knew it, the table was full. Danson and Stephenie first explained the evening to us, how to properly appreciate the handcrafted chocolate and so much more. We were off to a great start!

Tasting Event Hosted By The Ythera Chocolate Club

Next, we were going to be tasting the chocolate and pairing it with a specific wine to see whether the wine enhanced our experience. The first chocolate we tried was a white chocolate covered in dark chocolate paired with sweet white wine. The next one was a hazelnut chocolate which is actually my favourite type of chocolate.

The Chocolate Bar Review
The Chocolate Bar, handcrafted chocolates Review

Lastly, the chocolate I was most excited for. The Mexican Chilli. I love spicy and sweet food but I was prepared to not enjoy the combination of both. However, to my surprise, I really enjoyed it. The spice didn’t hit you all of a sudden but there was a gradual build to it from sweet to spicy. And in the end you remained with the spicy flavour. It was quite an adventure for the tastebuds.

Mexican Chili Chocolate review

We had such a fun time trying these chocolates and wines. It was amazing and I actually ended up learning quite a lot about both. They also hired professional photographers for the event which is why some of the images look more professionally taken than my usual images. I always forget how big my head is till I see images of me taken on a camera *insert skull face emoji here* lol!

Tasting Event Hosted By The Ythera Chocolate Club At Village Market
Tasting Event Hosted By The Ythera Chocolate Club
Tasting Event Hosted By The Ythera Chocolate Club

After the tasting, we were able to get to know one another better. We were all up-and-coming Kenyan entrepreneurs and professionals and so were also able to share more about that. And we played a little Q&A game where I won this chocolate:

Cafe Tasse
The Artcaffe Market Cellar, Village Market

We ended the evening by exploring The Artcaffe Market Cellar which was beautiful and had such a wide selection.

The Artcaffe Market Cellar Village Market

Final Thoughts

This was honestly one of the most fun experiences I have ever had. I was so happy and honoured to be invited to such an exclusive club. It’s the number one chocolate club in Kenya and no. 5 internationally. They also have a membership. If anyone is interested in joining or even just learning more about it you can check out The Ythera Chocolate Club’s IG page and reach out to him. I think this was such an educational but exciting event. And I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate, right? So why not learn to be best appreciate and enjoy it. Having handcrafted chocolates is such a different experience than trying the store bought ones. Shoutout to Danson and The Ythera Chocolate Club for the invite, to The Chocolate Room for the chocolates and The Artcaffe Market Cellar for the wine!

If you would like to see my full experience and review of The Chocolate Bar and this event on YouTube, you can check out this video on my channel:

I hope you enjoyed my review of this event, please do leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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106 responses to “Tasting Event Hosted By The Ythera Chocolate Club”

  1. What a fun event. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ve had chili chocolate from Lindt and it’s good too.

    1. Thanks so much! It was definitely a fun event. I’ve seen the Lindt ones in stores but never tried them. I think this is probably very similar.

      1. Probably. I love the combination of dark chocolate with different flavors

        1. Same, it’s my favourite.

          1. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  2. Omg I would be in heaven tasting chocolate for the evening. Must have been a blast!

    1. It was such a blast, we had an amazing time!

  3. Sounds absolutely delicious 😋!!!

    1. It was literally one of the most fun nights we have had!

  4. Im so jealous! What a fantastic event! Stephanie looks like how I imagined my character, Chemy (happens to be my favorite character) in my book (well a little shorter, Im short so I imagine people at eye level.)

    1. Thank you, it was so much fun! Stephanie is gorgeous and so was everyone really. It was an event so everyone was all dressed up. Lol, I understand I’m not very tall either and do the same lol.

  5. Chocolate and networking? Cool. I’m glad you were invited and had such a good time. I’m glad there was the chance to get to know the others there–and win more chocolate.

    1. It was very cool, thanks so much. Haha yes, I’m looking to win more chocolates soon.

  6. It’s so cool…

    1. Thank you, it really was.

  7. looks amazing! … as do you, pooja! <3

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

  8. An event no one would want to turn down an invitation to. LOL

    1. Haha yes, the perfect event.

  9. Now this sounds like a fun event! You look gorgeous!

    1. It really was, thank you!

      1. You’re welcome!

  10. PayPlanDebtAdvice Avatar

    Thanks for the Read !!!!

    take care

    1. Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it.

  11. I’m just guessing, but I bet it tasted like chocolate. Am I right? 🤣😎🙃

    1. I mean, you’re not wrong… 😅😜

      1. I went to a beer tasting once and that tasted like beer 🍻 🤣😎🙃

        1. Shocking 😱😅

  12. Thanks for sharing such a fun event.

    1. Thank you, I had such a great time I wanted to share the experience with everyone. Glad you enjoyed the post.

  13. Pooja you look stunning, purrr❤️ Everyone looked amazing! Such a beautiful, classy event. I’ve never thought about pairing wine with chocolate, how interesting! Glad you had a wonderful experience. ☺️ Now I’m curious about that Mexican chili chocolate!!

    1. Aww thank you! ❤️ Yes, everyone looked so classy and amazing! I didn’t know what the pairing would be like but wine and chocolate actually goes so well together. I was pleasantly surprised 😊 I would so recommend trying spicy chocolate some time, it’s such a unique experience!

  14. What a fun time! I never knew such a thing existed, lucky you!

    1. Yeah, this was my first experience with such a tasting event too and it was so fun!

  15. It looks really cool, I wish your sister wasn’t camera shy. I’m glad to hear you had fun tasting all the good chocolate club options. Do they have chocolate cake recipes? Or other chocolate recipes to share? I’m just curious

    1. Thanks, it was such a great time. And everything was delicious. Haha yes, she likes to be more private online. No they don’t have recipes as far as I know.

      1. That’s too bad

  16. Looks like a fun event! Congrats on winning the chocolate! I know how your sister feels. I don’t like having my picture on my own blog, LOL.

    1. Yes haven’t seen you either

      In my imagination you are some tall muscular tough woman with tats all over 😛

      1. Wow that’s not what I look like.

        1. Jk

          I imagine you as the lady somewhat similar to the image you are using here.

          Someone very particular and professional. Someone who even sleep in a suit 😅

          1. I don’t think I’ve ever done that. I would be too afraid of wrinkling my suit. 🙂

    2. It was, we had such a great time! Lol, I understand. There are a lot of advantages to being anonymous online.

      1. For sure. I can blend in with the crowd and not be recognized.

  17. clearly you enjoyed… such a fun event it sounds.
    great images and you look stunning, Pooja.

    1. Yes, we had an incredible time. And thanks so much 😊💕

      1. always a pleasure 🤍

  18. I didn’t know you were from Kenya! That is so cool! I’ll email you some time if that is ok? I’d love to make a connection with you! Maybe I can write a blog post for your blog!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I’m from Kenya and I was born and raised here. Absolutely, you can email me at insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com

  19. Wow! That looks pretty snazzy. Chocolate and wine. My idea of a balanced diet.

    1. Thank you and I’m with you on that lol!

  20. This looks so coolll. I’m glad you enjoyed it

    1. Thank you so much, it was amazing 😊

  21. Yes, must have been real fun indeed. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much, yes we had a great time.

  22. The difference between hand crafted chocolate and the mass produced stuff in the store is like night and day. You just can’t compare them!

    Glad you had such a good time and glad there were professionals taking pix so you didn’t have to worry about that aspect of the evening.

    1. Yesss, it’s such a huge difference. I didn’t realise that before.

      Thanks so much, it was definitely really nice to be able to focus on the event.

  23. It is looking fascinating, Pooja! I am happy you enjoyed it.😊🥰🤗🤗🙏

    1. Thanks so much, we had a lovely time 😊🥰

      1. My pleasure, Pooja! Good, you enjoyed it😊🥰🤗

  24. Ahhhh loved it!!
    Seems like a wonderful experience.
    I am sure you had a great time.

    Why haven’t you shared the video here? I have watched it btw, I loved it 🙂

    Seems like black dress theme 🙂

    Totally uncool by RG. I have a curiosity now, haha
    Smart move by her that she got the camera!!
    But I respect her privacy. Tell her my Hi, and let her know she’s amazing (I’ll spam if you don’t do it, haha)

    Only you were wearing sport shoes there and that too white!!

    Hey, you both look pretty. Smile suits you, do it more often

    1. Thanks, yes we had a wonderful time!

      Lol, I forgot to add the video 😬 Added it now!

      Lol, she says hi as well!

      Well, white sneakers with dresses are in fashion now and I refuse to wear heals anyway 😅

      Thanks 😊

      1. Yes I’ve seen that such sneakers are indeed in fashion. Nowadays girls wearn customised sneakers at wedding.

        I had to say it( I know I shouldn’t)
        But all the solo pics of yours you seems to be lost. As if only thing you see is chocolate.
        Looks like you were the one who were more interested in chocolates 😛

        Are there more solo pics? 🙂

        1. Lol, there were professional photographers and they focused on everyone so no photos of just me 😅

          1. Maybe RG got some 🤷🏻‍♂️

            1. Nah, for once she was my plus one and not the photographer 😅

  25. Wow! How exciting to attend a chocolate tasting event. When I was on an Alaskan cruise they had chocolate night. I was in heaven. 🤎💖

    1. Thanks, it was such a great event! Oh wow, that sounds so fun. Yum 🤎

      1. You’re welcome, Pooja! It was a wonderful experience.

  26. Excellent… The setup seems so formal and amazing. Chocolate and wine is nice.

    1. Thanks so much. Yes, it was a very formal event with a dress code and we had so much fun.

  27. Very very nice. Keep rockin, Pooj.

    1. Thanks so much, Jude 😊

  28. Quantez Xihuitl Avatar
    Quantez Xihuitl

    Very cool classy place, I just read an article about The Chocolate Bar owner Naheed Ahmed Raising the chocolate bar https://vaalweekblad.com/100240/raising-the-chocolate-bar/

    1. Thanks so much. Yeah, it was a very classy event and we had a great time. That’s really interesting, will definitely check that article out.

  29. The Mexican Chili chocolate sounds delicious! Nice to see and read that you had a good time. Who needs dinner when chocolate and wine are served? 😉🍷🍫 Cheers!

    1. Thanks! Lol, agreed 😜😊

  30. Thank you so much for joining us Pooja. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

    1. The pleasure was all mine. Thanks.

  31. What an exciting event to be part of in a small group like that! Chocolate and wine… what could possibly go wrong! There was a cool restaurant near us that used to make a chili chocolate chicken dish. I know it wouldn’t appeal to you as a vegan, though it was very tasty!

    1. Thanks! It was definitely lots of fun and I can imagine that dish was quite delicious although very unique!

  32. Great pics. It looks like it was a fun event.

    1. Thanks so much, definitely a fun event.

  33. Congrats on reaching 26K of followers.

    1. Thank you so much and sorry for the alate reply I think I missed some comments when WP glitched.

      1. No Worries, you are a very busy blogger. I have not been very active with blogging and have no excuse at all, except that I like to sleep a lot, lol.

        1. Lol, as someone who also loves sleep I understand.

  34. What an experience!!

    1. It was awesome!

  35. Awesome & Yum !!! <3

    1. Thanks, it really was awesome!

  36. Chocolate tasting count me in 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. They were so delicious 🍫

  37. What a fun event, Pooja! I didn’t know chocolate bars existed. 🙂 Or maybe I’ve never thought about them before. But it’s wonderful that you were able to go and have such a positive and delicious experience. The photos are great! ❤️

    1. Yeah, it’s a very unique concept and such a fun one too. Thanks so much! ❤️

  38. Oh I love this event Pooja! Looks like so much fun. I love seeing you all decked in your amazing pictures!!!! My fav delectable treat pairing chocolate and wine. ❣️

    1. Thank you so much! I know, it’s the perfect pairing hah! 🍷🍫

  39. This was so cool! It looks like such a fun event. I’m happy you had a great time!

    1. Thanks so much! It was definitely such a fun event and everyone was so lovely.

  40. Sounds fun ❤️‍🔥… Glad that you’ve enjoyed it Pooja

    1. Thanks so much, it was amazing 💕

  41. Wow, what an amazing place. I never thought about pairing wine with chocolate before. That must have been an enjoyable experience, and I like your choice of food afterwards. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    1. Yes, it was a new but great pairing. We had a wonderful time. Thanks so much.

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