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Green Homes and Other Events

We’ve got a busy couple weeks ahead of us, with great opportunities for you to experience Kakao Chocolate and get to know some of our friends and partners.

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First up — tomorrow! — is the Green Homes Festival in mid-town St. Louis, sponsored by the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. It’s from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 3600 block of Grandel Square, just north of Lindell and west of Grand. You’ll see over 75 exhibitors and 28 expert workshops exploring solar power, home energy efficiency, transportation alternatives, recycling and composting, green homebuilding – even keeping backyard bees and chickens!

This popular St. Louis event continues to grow. This year they’re introducing Sustainable Stuff – The Green Craft Fair, showcasing resourceful artisan fashions, jewelry, home décor, toys and gifts, and will have a special area where kids can paint a Metro bus with Sarah Linquist, the Muny’s Master Scenic Artist. Kids (and their parents) can also build and race a solar car and print pictures with sunlight.

The Local Food Court will feature treats from Schlafly Beer, Local Harvest Grocery and Café, Atomic Cowboy, Cummel’s Café, Sweet Art, and, of course, Kakao Chocolate, where we’ll have our sea-salt caramels and marshmallow pies. 

And mark your calendar for a couple of other great Kakao events. Next Friday evening, October 2, we’re hosting an open house with special tastings of our new fall line of confections and pastries. We’ll bring back our popular pumpkin truffle (made with real pumpkin!) and debut our new caramel apple truffle. We’ll also have some other fall-themed treats developed by our amazing pastry chefs, like Shannon’s incredible pumpkin marshmallows. The open house, which will also include flemenco guitarist Lliam Christy, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at our shop at 2301 South Jefferson, 63104.

The next week we’re excited to announce a Kakao Tub Show! That’s right, Tub — not trunk — as in bathtub, as in Lush handmade soaps ! You can find their fresh, handmade soaps, shampoos and fragrances in cool shops all over the world, and on the evening of Thursday, October 8, you’ll find them at the Kakao Cafe! Stay tuned for more info.

See you soon!