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2021 Virtual Chocolate Tasting Event

2021 Virtual Chocolate Tasting Event

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Online via Zoom

Event Contact:

Carm Vespi
905-525-9140 x.24906

CHOCOLATE LOVERS: Partake in a virtual chocolate tasting experience from around the world!


Chocolate Tales will engage the audience with superb storytelling about the makers, the industry, and the art of "flavor".  The tasting will be hosted over Zoom, allowing attendees to partake in a chocolate tasting experience from the comfort of their home.  The chocolate kits will be shipped to all the attendees a few days prior to the event.  This is a super fun way to connect over a food everyone loves – CHOCOLATE!

Come experience a fabulous virtual evening with alumni and friends, your kit will include the following chocolate-flavours:

Ruby Chocolate
Alunga 41%
Alto El Sol 65%
Mexique 66%
Saint-Domingue 70%
Venezuela 72%
Tanzanie 75%

Peanut, Tree-Nut, Sesame Free, Vegan solutions available upon request, please email

We look forward to connecting through the joy of chocolate with everyone!



Tim Westwood is originally from southern Alberta and holds Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from the Universities of Lethbridge and Calgary respectively and a PhD from the University of California (Berkeley). Dr. Westwood did postdoctoral studies in molecular biology and biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) and the C.H. Best Institute (Toronto). Tim is currently an Associate Professor (soon to be Emeritus) in the Department of Biology, University of Toronto (Mississauga), teaches courses in microbiology and cancer biology and human genomics, and has a research lab that studies gene regulation and functional genomics in fruit flies.

Tim started drinking whisky in the 1980s but really did not start enjoying single malts until the mid-1990s. About 2010, Tim tried cask strength, single cask whiskies for the first time and since then, finding and enjoying whiskies of this type has been a passion and hobby. Tim is a member of the Single Malt Whisky Society (Edinburgh), The Companions of Quaich (Toronto Chapter) and the Toronto Whisky Society. Tim regularly attends whisky tastings at The Caledonian bar and other locals in Toronto. Tim also attended the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival in 2016 and went on a fantastic Scotland whisky and distillery tour in June 2019 organized by the Companions of the Quaich.