Drinking Your Chocolate - Atlas Obscura

Seattle, Washington

Drinking Your Chocolate

Join us for a Gastro Obscura event exploring cacao drinking with one of Seattle's best-known artisanal chocolate makers.

Gather at Seattle’s Intrigue Chocolate Co. for this Gastro Obscura event and discover the oldest form of prepared chocolate: drinking cacao. We’ll share the story of how cacao beans were first prepared as a beverage for emperors and explorers, and then demonstrate a range of modern cacao beverages in all their delicacy and luxury.

Intrigue Chocolate is a small, artisanal chocolate company that celebrates flavor discovery through the medium of fresh, handcrafted truffles. Many of their ingredients are grown across the world but their flavors are familiar to this region. Chocolatier and Chef Aaron Barthel, together with his partner Karl Mueller, has built a passionate following for Intrigue’s intoxicatingly delicious creations, handcrafting small batches of ganache with care to coax every ingredient into telling its own story.

About Gastro Obscura

Gastro Obscura is our food section devoted to wonder and curiosity. We publish articles on topics such as the last fire-fishing boats of Taiwan and the world’s only sourdough library, as well as a database that contains peanut butter fruit, red ant chutney, and more than 1,000 unique and wondrous food and drink.


  • The location is ADA accessible.
  • Aaron and Karl will also offer a 10% discount on any additional chocolate purchased at the event.


Email Shin Yu Pai at shinyu.pai@atlasobscura.com.

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