Chocolate lovers will want to be at the Science Center this weekend


The Festival of Chocolate, the chocolate tasting, shopping, and interactive experience that began last year is back for an encore. This time they’ve partnered with the Orlando Science Center to bring you four floors of creamy, dreamy cocoa-flavored fun. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend, March 6 and 7, 2010.

Local chocolate and confection companies will be selling tastes of everything chocolate – truffles, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pastry, ice creams, chocolate drinks and even chocolate body products.

The Science Center comes into play with live experiments and interactive presentations. Pastry chefs and professional chocolatiers will share techniques and host “try-this-at-home” demonstrations and classes. Guests can enjoy a tour through a unique chocolate-themed museum showcasing chocolate in production, health, history and more.

For the littlest chocoholics, there is a Kids-4-Chocolate craft area where they can create their own edible masterpieces and learn about the journey that the cacao bean takes to turn into their favorite chocolate bar.

There will be a live competition of the “Best of” Chocolate Indulgences in Central Florida judged by panels of pastry experts, celebrities and self-named chocoholics.

Also on hand:
• Chocolate cookie stacking contests
• Chocolate cinema
• Historical presentations
• Book signings
• Chocolate percentage tastings
• Complimentary chocolate raffle
• Live music

Entrance into the Festival of Chocolate is included with a ticket to the Orlando Science Center. Each adult advance purchase ticket sold will receive $2 in chocolate coins to spend in the Festival. For tickets and more Information visit FestivalofChocolate.com

Below are some photos from last year’s event, which was held at the Florida Hotel.

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