As most of you know, I'm working with the lovely ladies at Chocadores on some promotional activities. I'm very proud to have them as my Cybermummy sponsor, and working with them is not like work at all!
The latest event has taken a lot of planning but I'm very excited to announce it. I actually think it might be a first for social media.
I'm sure a lot of you have heard of 'Twitter Parties' (using a shared hashtag reference, an online discussion takes place at a pre-planned date and time). Well, on Monday 28 February at 8.30pm GMT, we will be hosting quite possibly the first online, virtual chocolate tasting club.
Now, I've been invited to chocolate tasting parties before for various fundraisers and charity events, but have never been able to attend due to child-care issues or transport problems. There are also clubs you can join by post where you are sent samples each month. But this is where the Chocadores Tasting Club will be different.
As it's on Twitter, it will be a social experience, a chance to chat with others and talk about the chocolate. Of course Chocadores, as the hosts, will be on hand with advice and guidance for novices like me, and will talk through the tasting notes of each product.
Chocadores are passionate about educating people about the pleasure of real chocolate. It's not something reserved for the elite or gourmets. Real chocolate should be available to all who want to sample it, and if you want to learn more about the subtle differences between beans and the countries the chocolate comes from, then this is an excellent opportunity.
The first tasting club members are 12 Tweeters who responded to messages on Twitter and Facebook and expressed an interest. They will all be sent 3 very different chocolates to sample, free of charge on this special first occasion.
The chocolates we are sampling are the Fresh Chocolate Mediterranean Orange Ganache (Yippeee, my favourite!); Duffy's Ecuador 43% milk chocolate and El Ciebo 75% dark chocolate.
If you want to find out more, please drop in to the party. We'll be online on Twitter at 8.30pm on Monday 28th February, and you'll find us using the hashtag #tastingclub.
You can also follow me and Chocadores on Twitter to find out more, and find out news on future events.
Hope to see you there. x
This is a sponsored post, and my participation on Twitter during and before the #TastingClub are also sponsored in line with my Cybermummy sponsorship. For more information please see my disclosure policy.