Festival of Chocolate

The Festival of Chocolate Returns to Orlando

Greetings Chocolatiers and Chocolate Lovers alike!  I bid you good news.  The Festival of Chocolate returns to Orlando this weekend at the UCF Arena.  This three day event will satisfy all of you guilty chocolate pleasures.  If you love chocolate, and I’m sure you do, this is an event dripping in chocolate you just can’t pass up.  This traveling chocolate festival passes through Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Orlando every year.  And if you haven’t experienced it yet, well…It’s a chocolate festival!  What else needs to be said?

 

 

Vendors from all over will selling a wide variety of decadent chocolates as well as chocolate-inspired desserts and confections.  So when you arrive get “chipped up”.  The “Chocolate Chip” Coin is the only currency accepted by vendors.  You’ll be able find “Chocolate Chip” Coin Booths throughout the Festival or you can purchase them online through the event website.  Admission to this event is $15 for adults and $9 for children ages 2 – 12.  Those who purchase their tickets in advance will receive All Day Entry into Festival of Chocolate, $2 in Chocolate Chip Coins, an opportunity to be a Chocolate Judge (yummy!) and more.  Child Ticket Entrants will have an opportunity to win a spot in the Ice Cream Eating and Cookie Stacking Competitions.  All ticket purchases are for one day only.

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Each day of the festival will feature chocolate competitions and demonstrations by students, vendors and Award-Winning and World Renown Chefs. You can visit www.festivalofchocolate.com  for more details.  And here’s something for you Chocolatiers.  Saturday and Sunday there will be classes available to hone your skills and improve knowledge of chocolate, but hurry there aren’t many seats left.  Also, for an additional $10 per guest you may choose to participate in a Wine and Chocolate Pairing hosted by Guittard Chocolate and PRP Wine International.

Whether you are full-fledged or just a budding chocoholic, the festival of chocolate has you covered with a variety of activities for the kids, or the kid in you to enjoy. This is definitely an event that the whole family will enjoy.  So don’t miss your opportunity to feel like a kid again in chocolate heaven where no one gains weight no matter how they eat.