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Sweeten up your team building: 5 virtual chocolate tasting team building providers

Elena Crnalic

Team Building Expert & Marketer

Team building is important. It keeps teams strong, happy, healthy, content, and motivated. If you are a fully remote team, it is even more important to organize regular team building activities, as casual in-person interaction is not possible. We have written about it in our blog post before. 

This is why it is even more important to come up with new and interesting ideas for virtual team building! By choosing a virtual chocolate team building activity, you will give your colleagues a chance to taste some of the best chocolates in the world, learn something new, and have a relaxed and fun-filled evening with your colleagues. 

If you want to learn more about how to do remote team building check out our articles about free virtual team building activities, improving problem-solving and communication, or group activities for leaders.

Without further ado, we present our favorite five virtual chocolate team building service providers to you. 

Best virtual chocolate tasting team building service providers

1. Bierolade 

Time: 1 - 3 hours.

Group size: For small to large groups (10 - 100 participants).

Price: Contact Bierolade directly for a personalized quote.

Did someone say Belgian chocolate?! Yup, we did! You can now take your remote team on a virtual trip to Belgium and give them the privilege to taste some of the best chocolates in the world. Bierolade also offers some interesting virtual chocolate tasting pairings; beer and chocolate! Amazing, right? You are guaranteed to have a fun and eventful evening with your team. Your colleagues will get a chance to learn more about cocoa, where it comes from, the process of making chocolate, and much, much more.

The good thing is, there is not much you have to do. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some world-class chocolate and beer. Bierolade will take care of everything else. Chocolate sampling packages will be sent to your team, and a couple of days before your event, you will receive a personal link to the tasting event.

Check out this video for quick impressions on how Bierolade combines chocolate and beer and what people have to say about it.

Our tip: Bierolade also offers in-person beer and chocolate tasting tours if you plan a team building retreat in Belgium. Not a bad team activity idea for your next in-person team building meet-up. 

2. Cocoa Runners

Time: 60 - 90 min.

Group size: minimum of 10 attendees.

Price: Private tasting fee for a session is about 140 euros. The tasting kits, including chocolate, start at 24 euros. 

With Cocoa Runners, your team will enjoy a chocolate tasting and will get a chance to win, well, even more chocolate! This fun quiz-based chocolate tasting is for groups who would like to learn more about various types of chocolates, with a fun twist. You will taste about 10 different types of chocolates and gain more knowledge about the history and science of chocolate. Sign us up! 

You can choose from three different packages; single, deluxe, and specialty tasting. Once your package has been chosen, Cocoa Runners take care of everything else. They also ship internationally, which is great for remote teams based worldwide! 

Our tip: Give a spin to your chocolate tasting. Cocoa Runners also offer virtual chocolate and wine tastings. We have written about it before in our virtual wine tasting blog post

3. The Chocolate Genius

Time: 30 - 60 + minutes.

Group size: No minimum or maximum group size. 

Price: Contact The Chocolate Genius directly for pricing info. 

Want branded packages? Various tasting pairings? Or perhaps a themed virtual chocolate tasting? Check, check and check! The Chocolate Genius is a U.S.-based company with partners in Europe and Asia. They make your virtual chocolate tasting a TV show-like experience; your team will be entertained via a live, interactive show. 

If you are looking for an evening full of entertainment, fun, and laughs, then Chocolate Genius is the perfect option! Plus, when you book a virtual chocolate tasting team building activity with The Chocolate Genius, a portion of the sale will be donated to the non-profit Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund.  

When booking your virtual chocolate tasting experience, you can choose to have an on-brand event! Packaging can be adjusted to your brand’s look and feel, as well as the virtual backgrounds during the event—great way to have an on-brand team-building activity. 

Our tip: Choose The Chocolate Genius if your team has different dietary needs or allergies. They offer vegan, soy-free, nut-free, and dairy-free chocolate options. 

4. True Chox

Time: 60 - 90 min.

Group size: Contact True Chox directly for group size info.

Price: Tasting sets start from 27 euros. 

This Germany-based virtual chocolate tasting team building company offers chocolate tastings with coffee, rum, wine, beer, and even spirits. During the 90-minute tasting session, True Chox will take you on a delicious journey of chocolate. Your team will get a chance to taste 5 different types of chocolates from around the world, with tips on how to enjoy chocolate fully. Delicious! Tastings are available in three different languages: English, German and Spanish, plus they ship to all parts of the EU. 

True Chox also offers in-person chocolate tasting team building activities, which is a great option if you meet with your team in person. 

Our tip: True Chox allows you to choose your event streaming platform. Why not choose Veertly and embed some pre/post tasting team games/ice-breakers?

5. My Chocolate

Time: 60 - 90 min. 

Group size: Teams of all sizes!

Price: 45 euros per person.

Okay, this one is a seriously cool spin on the virtual chocolate tasting team building activity! My Chocolate is a mix of tasting and cooking; your team will get a chance to make delicious fresh cream chocolate truffles. Your team will have to work together, follow the instructions, and use their creativity to create the most outrageous, professional, and crazy flavored cream truffles. Yes, those are also the names of the prizes which will be awarded after the class has been finished. Plus, prior to the event, My Chocolate sends you tips on how to create some great flavors. Cool, right? 

A ‘box of joy’ will be shipped to participants. However, fresh cream must be purchased additionally. They also ship internationally, which, again, is great for teams spread all over the globe. The event is held over Zoom, with the link being sent before the event. My Chocolate recommends its participants follow the class over a larger screen, so instructions are easier to understand. 

Our tip: This is a great option for those who want to incorporate some creativity into their virtual chocolate tasting team building activity! Also, why not incorporate it as a part of your next winter team building event or as a part of your Christmas themed team building activities?

What is so great about a virtual chocolate tasting team building activity?

Glad you asked. First of all, it is straightforward to organize the activity. You need to select the provider from the list above which is right for your team. The providers take care of everything else, from packaging to shipping sweet goodies. Of course, your team will need to have Zoom, Veertly, or another video application installed on their laptops, tablets, or phones. That's it. Done. All that is left for you is waiting for the event day! 

The second reason is pretty simple. Everyone loves chocolate. Okay, well, mostly everyone, but you get the gist. Chocolate tasting forces you to put your taste buds to the test and explore some flavors you have never tasted before! It is a great way to give your team a unique team building experience, especially as a part of your next holiday team building event. Plus, one of the options above requires teams to use teamwork and creativity, which are important skills to nurture and develop, especially when needing to hit those company goals. 

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