Chocolopolis wins Gold & Silver at the World Final of the International Chocolate Awards in London

Congratulations to Chocolopolis and Lauren!!

SEATTLE, December 1, 2014 – Chocolopolis, a Seattle store devoted to the world’s finest chocolates, won a Gold medal and two Silver medals at the World Final of the International Chocolate Awards in London.

In the category of “Filled Chocolates, Unflavored dark ganaches & truffles”, Chocolopolis won a Gold medal for its Madagascar Craft Truffle and a Silver medal for its Dominican Republic House Blend Truffle. In the category of “Filled Chocolates, White flavored & filled”, Chocolopolis won a Silver medal for its Lemon Lavender Truffle.

 

Entry to the World Final is limited to winners of semi-final rounds in different regional competitions around the world. Before winning in the World Final, Chocolopolis competed successfully in the America’s semi-final round, which included confectionary competitors from North America, South America and Japan. Winners from the America’s semi-final were invited to compete at the World Final in London. Chocolopolis won America’s Gold for its Dominican Republic House Blend Truffle, America’s Silver for its Madagascar Craft Truffle, America’s Silver for its Lemon Lavender Truffle and America’s Bronze for its Belize Craft Truffle before moving on to the World Final.

Chief Chocophile, Lauren Adler, said, “Winning at the International Chocolate Awards is an incredible honor and holds special meaning for us. The team involved in judging the awards is known for its single-origin chocolate expertise, and has some of the most experienced chocolate palates in the fine chocolate movement. We are privileged to have competed with many fantastic Chocolatiers from around the world and to be recognized as creating world-class truffles.”

About Chocolopolis

Located in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood and at www.chocolopolis.com, Chocolopolis invites customers to discover a world of chocolate. Featuring one of the country’s largest curated collections of single-origin chocolate bars, Chocolopolis also offers world-class confections handmade in its on-site kitchen, cups of rich drinking chocolate and other delicious chocolate treats. No visit to Seattle is complete without a cup of Chocolopolis’ rich drinking chocolate, named by Travel + Leisure and Fodor’s as one of America’s best hot chocolates. Chocolopolis opened in July 2008.

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For more information, please contact:

Lauren Adler, Chief Chocophile

(206) 792-6799

lauren@chocolopolis.com

QACC December Holiday Luncheon

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December 11th , 11:15 to 1:00 PM

The last Luncheon of the year, and the one we all look forward to.

Hosted by Ann Pearce located at the  Church of Scientology.  300 West Harrison Street.

Come enjoy great food and a perfect time to get together with colleagues.

Holiday entertainment by Ken and Anna Boynton. 
**Remember to bring a White Elephant Gift.  (value no more than $10)

Member price $25.00 ~ Nonmember price $30.00

RSVP Please!!  cshore@live.com

Upper Queen Anne Holiday Magic December 5th 4PM – 8PM

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Come join the many Queen Anne Avenue businesses starting the holiday festivities

Shop

BLUE HIGHWAY GAMES

2203 Queen Anne Ave North

Roll a dice for 1-20% OFF. Kids – enter in our coloring contest!

CHOCOLOPOLIS

1527 Queen Anne Ave North

Enjoy tastes of our hand crafted chocolate bars all night. Sample our holiday chocolate treats:

4-5pm – Mint Meltaways 5-6pm – Peppermint Bark

6-7pm – Peppermint Drinking Chocolate 7-8pm – Chocolopolis Favorites

Spend $100 and get $20 in Chocolopolis Bucks to spend in January 2015. Receive a free copy of Raising the Bar: The Future of Fine Chocolate, by Pam Williams, with your purchase of our “Around the World in Chocolate” gift box.

COMMUNIQUE CARDS, GIFTS & TOYS

2211 Queen Anne Ave North

Drawing for a Nutcracker. Winner can choose from our stock of 200+ German Nutcrackers. For the kids – free balloons.

HAUTEYOGA

2131 Queen Anne Ave North

15% off retail; 5 yoga classes for $65 (save $20).

HOMESTREET BANK, Queen Anne Branch

1835 Queen Anne Ave North

4pm – 7pm: Santa will be making his annual visit to the Queen Anne branch. Please stop by to have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy holiday cookies and hot apple cider. We will have Ken & Anna Boynton, www.messageglue.com, playing Holiday Songs.

LE REVE BAKERY

1805 Queen Anne Ave North

All purchases are 10% off from 4pm-8pm.

LAURIE SWANSON MASSAGE

1817 Queen Anne Ave North, #210

20% off online instant gift certificates all day Friday, 12/5. Plus, enter online raffle to benefit QA Helpline: $5 for chance to win a package of 5-60 min massages ($475 value!). www.LaurieSwansonLMP.com

NANCY’S SEWING BASKET

2221 Queen Anne Ave North

Draw your discount from our holiday stocking and save 10-30% off your purchase! 2nd Annual Share-the-Joy Dress Raffle – Enter to win a new wardrobe for your American Girl DollTM, inspired by PNB Nutcracker, handmade by the Staff. All proceeds will benefit Mary’s Place, www.marysplaceseattle.org.

PHARMACA

1900 Queen Anne Ave North

On-going thru Dec 24th – Pharmaca is partnering with Solid Ground this Holiday Season. The goal of Solid Ground is to end poverty in the Seattle Area. Customers can purchase a gift bag ($10-$25) containing essential toiletries or baby items which Pharmaca will donate on the Customers behalf. www.solid-ground.org

Dec 4th – 4pm-Close, Winter Perk Me Up Party. Join us for our Feel Better Rewards Member Event! Earn 3x reward points (during event hours); sparkle up your holiday look with free beauty consultations; indulge in tea and cookies; relax with a free 10-min chair massage; and, save up to $20 during the event.

Dec 6th – 2-4pm, Get Holiday Haute with Jane Iredale. Nicole Rothrock, Esthetician, will demonstrate special techniques for creating a beautiful and festive look using our Jane Iredale cosmetics line.

Dec 29th – 3-4pm, Fresh-Faced: Uncover a youthful Glow! Tiffany Stafford, Esthetician and Certified peels expert, will walk you through the many options for at-home peels in this inter-active demonstration.

QUEEN ANNE BOOK COMPANY

1811 Queen Anne Ave North

25% discount, plus a free gift with any purchase over $50 during Holiday Magic! Also: Shop 24 hours a day at qabookco.com and receive the Online Holiday Savings: 15% off all hardback books, good 11/28/14 thru 12/24/14!

QUEEN ANNE COMMUNITY CENTER

1901 1ST Avenue West

Dec 5th-7th, Antique and Collectable Sale. Sale Hours: Friday 5-7pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm.

12/5 10-5pm Drop Off/Set Up Flea market style set up. Cost: $45/space for 3-days (10’x10’); Bring your own table OR $3/table rental fee. All rental monies go to the Scholarship Fund at QA Community Center. Free advertising in the QA News; QACC Billboard, Seattle Times, Craigslist and flyers to Middle School next door.

QUEEN ANNE DISPATCH

2212 Queen Anne Ave North

Please enjoy 20% off outerwear.

QUEEN ANNE HELPLINE CHRISTMAS TREE LOT

2100 Queen Anne Ave North – North side of Safeway Parking Lot

Purchase your trees, garlands, wreaths and more! Proceeds benefit the Queen Anne Helpline and support our neighbors in need.

STORYVILLE COFFEE COMPANY

2128 Queen Anne Ave North

Come and warm up by the fireplace with peppermint marshmallow hot chocolate – $1/cup. Please enjoy 20% off all desserts & Pretzels.

THE SEATTLEGYM

1530 Queen Anne Ave North

Workout during the holidays for free. Come in and get a free 5-day pass. Voted: “Best Of Seattle”; “Top 25 Gyms in US”

THREE BIRDS

2107 Queen Anne Ave North

Enjoy Champagne and Small Bites along with Live Music by Local Queen Anne accordion player and carolers.

UMPQUA BANK

1630 Queen Anne Ave North

4-7pm – Refreshments and Complimentary gift wrapping.

UNION BANK

1936 Queen Anne Ave North

Photo booth will be here, with costumes and props, for family pictures. “Union Bank is proud to partner with the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce to bring Holiday Magic to the community,” said Ariel Pidlaoan, Vice President and Union Bank Queen Anne Branch Manager. “We know that we are only as strong as the families, businesses, institutions and communities that surround and support our branch. Our team believes in doing right for our community and earning each customer’s trust every day. It also means responding to Queen Anne with a spirit of service and strengthening those who make our community a great place to live, work, and play.”