Here is a definition from Wikapedia.com: Foodies are a distinct hobbyist group. Typical foodie interests and activities include the food industry, wineries and wine tasting, breweries and beer sampling, food science, following restaurant openings and closings and occasionally reopenings, food distribution, food fads, health and nutrition, cooking classes, culinary tourism, and restaurant management. A foodie might develop a particular interest in a specific item, such as the best egg cream or burrito.
I am adding “or chocolate”.
If you are a bit like me, you find yourself captured by shows on the Food Network like Iron Chef or Tasty Travels. You probably have tried many types of ethnic food and are interested in the science/creativity dynamics in many types of food production. You've enjoyed several types of tastings such as wine, micro-beers, cheese, and maybe even chocolate. You don't like everything you've tasted but are still willing to try nearly anything.
Recently Caribeans has kicked off the “Chocolate Forest Experience” in Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica. Many of our first guests have been “foodies”. Our “tour” is really an educational, tasting experience of the chocolate production process from the tree to the bar. Foodies who travel are “living the dream” as they encounter new combinations of spices and herbs...fruits and veggies...in some cases totally new meats (such as iguana or paca, in Costa Rica, or bear or moose in Northern Minnesota).
Foodies who love chocolate, feel like they are in heaven when they taste the range of chocolate flavor available from several micro-zones in Costa Rica. They often comment and go to the “next level” when they try these chocolates with locally grown herbs and spices. If you are a “foodie” and are traveling to Costa Rica, come to Puerto Viejo and experience “The Chocolate Forest”.
Check out our tour page for more information.
Chocolate Diaries from the Caribeans Bean-To-Bar chocolate maker..