Okay- so you’re probably wondering where the heck I have been. Well between working two jobs, quitting one of them, working out, attending the Crossfit Games in cali, I have been busy busy busy, with barely any time to commit to my blog. So, once more, I apologize. However, I have some exciting news as I recently accepted a position working for SCLA in Chestnut Hill as their onsite “nutritionist”/Soon to be RD! I will be providing nutritional counseling to the members there as well as bringing exciting nutritious events to the club.
But anyways, I have also been continually busy with my Brunchers group and not too long ago partook in a chocolate class at Chocolate Therapy in Framingham with Boston Brunchers. Sometimes you need a little break from all that Brunchin’ so this was a great way to have fun and take part in a chocolate making class! I attended a chocolate event with another group not to long ago and Cocoanuts and had a blast so when the opportunity arose you can bet I was on board! A nutrition guru and huge foodie, I obviously have a love for delicious dark chocolate…well let’s be honest..all chocolate for that matter. I truly believe food can be therapeutic, with protein being energizing, and chocolate being calming.
Chocolate therapy offers a distinct line of artisan chocolates that are delectable, and not to mention served by some of the nicest owners you will ever meet! Pam and Rick were warm and friendly and might I say quite patient will all of us packed into their chocolate making room, taking photos for our blog posts of course, and chatting away. They also were quite generous with their chocolate, allowing us to undoubtedly produce the worst looking truffles man has ever seen. It is incredible difficult to form a solid round truffle! Which I suppose didn’t matter, because all of them ended up passing through my lips and into my stomach anyways. 🙂
We got to get our hands dirty rolling chocolate balls, dipping them in cocoa, making chocolate bark, and sampling way too many flavors. How fun?! Chocolate Therapy not only makes great chocolate, but they host parties for kids and adults! That’s right! You (or you’re children) can have a party there. Hello 21st century! When I was a kid, a birthday party consisted of inflatable Jump and Slide’s and maybe a piñata if I was lucky. Kids these days are so spoiled and can now have a chocolate party. But they also host adult parties so I guess I can’t complain too much. #24th b-day party idea.
Anyways, I can’t believe I worked out in Framingham for over a month and never once heard about this place! The flavors are innovative and fresh, ranging from olive oil infused dark chocolate with sea salt, honey marshmallow (my favorite by far!), cinnamon, cayenne, and bay leaf pepper chocolate, and hazelnut ganache dipped in rich Belgium chocolate. Need I say more?
We learned what goes into the chocolate making process, all about tasting chocolate, and how to store it (room temp, NOT refrigerated!). At the end of the evening we walked away with a baggie full of the chocolate we made and I of course bought 6 more for ride home. So, I highly recommend you check them out. Wonderful owners. Local business. Delicious Chocolate and not to mention ice cream AND coffee. They are also hoping to serve beer and wine soon because honestly what goes better with chocolate?
As a side note, I received this class at Chocolate Therapy, free-of-charge through Boston Brunchers in exchange for a blog post about it. Opinions are my own.
Thanks Brunchers + Chocolate Therapy for the wonderful time!
Location: Framingham, MA ( Worcester RD) and they also have another location at Legacy Place in Dedham, MA.