Apr 21, 2014
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Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

Those who stop by the Connecticut Science Center this Sunday (April 27) are in for a tasty treat.

For the first time, the Chocolate World Expo will provide a different kind of education to museum visitors—the delicious kind. More than 40 local and regional vendors will fill the galleries offering tastings and sales of chocolate creations.

Both sweet and savory treats will be on the menu—from truffles to baked goods and gourmet coffee to chocolate-covered potato chips. There will even be chocolate-scented bath soaps.

If that's not enough to entice you, there will be celebrity chef demos by Barret Beyer (right) from Hell’s Kitchen Season 11, and Larry Rosenberg (below), cookbook author, creator of the chocolate-covered treat, Bacon Bites, and a contributor to Martha Stewart’s “Wedding Book.”

The expo will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. The Connecticut Science Center is only accepting Chocolate World Expo tickets$19 for adults and $14 for youth ages three to 17—on that day. Tickets provide access to all of the delicious fun as well as the exhibit galleries. Members can save $4 per ticket.

Advance purchase is highly recommended. While the chef demos are included with the price of your ticket, seating is limited.

"We're thrilled to host our first Chocolate World Expo this spring,” says Connecticut Science Center Director of Marketing Tracy Shirer. “Scientists have determined that eating chocolate releases endorphins in our brains, giving us a feeling of happiness; chocolate is also a natural pain killer. Almost everyone loves chocolate, but whatever your tastes, there will be something here to tempt you.”

The Chocolate Rain Shop in Norwalk will offer handcrafted bon bons, truffles, toffee and more. West Hartford’s La Petite France Bakery will serve crepes and croissants, and The Farmer’s Cow will be sampling direct-from-the-farm chocolate milk.

(Chocolates, right, from The Chocolate Rain Shop's Facebook page.)

Those are just a few of the Connecticut vendors who will be present. The list goes on to include a diverse roster of bakeries, chocolatiers and artisans from around the tri-state area. Find the full list here. 

"Chocolate World Expo is for people who are serious about chocolate," says Marvin Baum, Chocolate World Expo founder. "Our vendors have exceptionally fine selections of artisanal chocolates, specialty foods and some truly wonderful novelties. This is the perfect place to shop for Mother's Day."

For more information on the Chocolate World Expo visit the website. Find information on the Connecticut Science Center here.

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Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

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