Children’s Virtual Talks, Tastings and Baking Activity Sessions

So far over 5000 of you (chocolate lovers) have joined one of our Cocoa Runners Virtual Chocolate Tastings. This Easter we’ll be holding an encore of our series of special Craft Chocolate For Children Talks for younger chocolate lovers. Geared toward children aged 7 – 11, these bitesized talks are a must for those who love to eat and bake with chocolate this Easter. Over 1000 young chocolate lovers have joined our sessions so far. Book your spot today.

Upcoming Dates: April 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th

Taste | Learn | Share

How it works:

Our Virtual Tastings (held over Zoom) are free to join, but make sure you register below to gain access.

We strongly recommend ordering a Craft Chocolate Tasting Kit or Activity Kit to go alongside the guided Virtual Tasting.

Once you’ve registered below, we’ll send you an email on the day of the tasting with the joining instructions and all the relevant information. If you need or would like this information in advance, please write to us at [email protected]

  1. Buy your Children’s Craft Chocolate Tasting Kit or Activity Kit below
  2. Book into our “Craft Chocolate for Children” sessions
  3. Connect to the live session via Zoom (we’ll email you the details)
  4. Discover, taste, learn and share a great moment at home
  5. Please note: the content of these tastings will be broadly similar to those held during February half term. the chocolates in the tasting boxes will differ slightly. Once you’ve reserved your spot there, please head to cocoarunners.com to order your tasting kit if you would like to taste along.

Upcoming Dates

About Our Up-Coming Tastings and Which Kit to Buy:

TASTING: The History of Craft Chocolate: Tuesday 6th April, 2:30pm

A quirky look at the history of chocolate. From the very beginnings in Latin America, right up to the present day. We discover where chocolate came from, how it made its journey around the world and came to be the bars we know and love today. You’ll discover the how industrial espionage helped milk chocolate travel to America. We even take a look into the future, and consider to which parts of the world chocolate is yet to travel.

If you’d like to take part in all three Tastings, you can order our 3-in-1 Tasting Kit. This kit includes everything you need to take part in all three of our Children’s Tastings over half term. Alternatively, if you would just like to attend this tasting, order our History of Craft Chocolate Tasting Kit.

Discover, Learn, Share.



TASTING: The Science Of Craft Chocolate: Wednesday 7th April, 2:30pm

Ever wondered how a chocolate bar is made? Join us for this chocolate tasting and learn how many cocoa beans and bathtubs of water it takes to make a bar of chocolate. Plus, learn about the vital (and surprising!) roles played by hairdryers and hoovers in small chocolate factories. And learn about the innovations that mean that we can all enjoy smooth, creamy milk (and white!) chocolate today.

If you’d like to take part in all three Tastings, you can order our 3-in-1 Tasting Kit (ideal for 1-2 children). This kit includes everything you need to take part in all three of our Children’s Tastings over half term. Alternatively, if you would just like to attend this tasting, order our Science of Chocolate Tasting Kit.

Discover, Learn, Share.



The Geography of Chocolate: Thursday 8th April, 2:30pm

A quirky look at the geography of chocolate. We look the journey of chocolate around the world, from its origins in Latin America. We talk about some unexpected places where you might find cocoa growing today, and look to the parts of the world that might yet play a part in the future of chocolate. We also look at the environmental impact of chocolate, and consider the role of climate change on the cocoa supply chain.

If you’d like to take part in all three Tastings, you can order our 3-in-1 Tasting Kit (ideal for 1-2 children). This kit includes everything you need to take part in all three of our Children’s Tastings over half term. Alternatively, if you would just like to attend this tasting, order our Geography of Craft Chocolate Tasting Kit.

Discover, Learn, Share.


Our tastings are always FREE to join, but taste better with the accompanying chocolate box. Order yours today.

FAQs

Are the kits Gluten Free?

We will be tasting one bar that contains gluten as part of the Science of Chocolate tasting. All other bars do not contain gluten, but are made in factories that handle gluten.

Are the kits vegan friendly?

Each kit contains bars that contain dairy. We will make it clear during each session when we come to bars that contain dairy.

There is a dark chocolate only option for the Chocolate Bar Making and Chocolate Lollipop Making Activity kits.

Will there be future sessions?

We plan to announce further dates after half term.

How many children can each kit be used by?

Each kit is suitable for 1-2 children.

Do the sessions require parental supervision?

The make-along sessions on Tuesday and Thursday require adult supervision as children will need to melt chocolate as part of these sessions.

Younger children may benefit from having an adult nearby during the History/Science/Geography of Chocolate sessions, in order to get the most out of the interactive technology.

What safety measures do you have in place?

Our sessions for children take place via private Zoom webinars. We control who joins the session and any problematic individuals will be removed as we go.

We will only show the faces of the presenters. All other participants will not be visible.

Will the sessions be recorded?

No. We do not record sessions.

Children's Parties

Children’s Parties

Looking for a fun activity for your next children’s party? Great news! We now host craft chocolate talks and tastings for younger chocolate lovers. A wonderful way to create shared memories and enjoy great chocolate together from the comfort of your own homes.

What People Are Saying

Great way to spend a couple of hours. Thoroughly recommend. Thank you cocoa runners! We’ll be back!

Joanna, UK

That rarest thing – a family activity to look forward to! Who knew getting teenagers on side could be so easy!”

Jeremy vine

Excellent evening during lockdown – beautiful craft chocolate not tasted before with a fun interactive tasting session!

Tracey, Wales

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