6 Classes for New York Chocolate Lovers
Being a chocoholic isn't a problem, per se. Sure, you never know when your chocolate craving might strike next - in line at the grocery store, while you're tethered to your desk - but you've got it under control. But if you're willing to tempt yourself, may we recommend these chocolate-based cooking classes that indulge in all of your chocolate dreams? For any true chocolate lover, here are our picks for the best classes for New York's resident chocoholics.

Who needs Oompa Loompas when you have this chocolate making class?

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Grab your Golden Ticket and head over to Red Hook, Brooklyn, where you'll tour Raaka Chocolate's factory. From there, you'll find the perfect flavors of virgin cacao beans to place in the store grinders of your choice to make chocolate molds. Congratulations - you've just made your first chocolate bar.

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Bake your way through the recipe book in this chocolate cooking class

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Serious about chocolate? Then you might want to cut back on buying chocolate treats and invest in a chocolate class. Here, you'll learn how to bake with chocolate to satisfy those sweet tooth midnight cravings. Practice making cakes, souffles, cookies and breads and bring a napkin to wipe the drool off your chin during this four hour intensive class.

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A chocolate crawl

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Chelsea Market, Lilac Chocolates, Chocolate Bar, Milk & Cookies, Biscous Ciao, Xocolatti's, Pasticceria Bruno and Vosges - these are New York's legendary chocolate hubs you can look forward to visiting on your chocolate crawl through Manhattan's Meatpacking district and Greenwich Village. During this classy tour, you'll learn all about the origin of chocolate and how far it's come to tasting as delicious as it does today.

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Brownie points for taking this cookies and brownies class

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Anyone can make cookies and brownies from a box, but the real chocolate master can whip up soft, mouth-watering desserts on a moment's notice. In this class, you'll learn from an experienced chef all about the nuances of baking with chocolate. Remember not to eat all of it in class so you have leftovers to take home! Just kidding - we all know you won't be able to help yourself.

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Truffles, truffles and did we mention truffles?

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The art of creating delicious truffles requires commitment to the craft; there's prepping the truffle centers with a never-fail technique for achieving perfect smoothness, the tempering of chocolate for the outside layer; not to mention making all the different kinds of truffles out there. After tasting and baking and tasting once more, you'll leave with a box full of recipes and a new appreciation for chocolate (as if you didn't have that already).

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A private chocolate making tour

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Charlie, meet Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Tache Artisan Chocolate opens its chocolate factory for private 90 minute tours, where you and a friend will learn everything about chocolate. You'll pick your favorite beans and create chocolate mustache lollipops, caramel kisses and chocolate bars, to a name a few, to give to friends and family or hoard for yourself.

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