Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate

Well, it's almost that time of year again.

Don't you feel it wafting around you, slipping over your senses, tickling your nose with scents of fruit and that ever so rich darkness beckoning you to come closer and just have one small taste...then another, then another...and another...

Sure, you made those "healthy" New Year's resolutions...
well, some of you did I'm sure but then how could you forget?

How could you forget something which
(in moderation always, of course)
Is good for your teeth? Good for your body? Good for your very soul?
And as always, the darker the better.
How could you forget to include your daily dose of chocolate?
Well, soon enough my friends you will have a chance to correct the err of your ways.

[at least if you live in the Portland area,
if you don't then you will envy those of us who do]

Yes, it is approaching that time quickly.
Time for these two events which get bigger and more chocolaty every year.

Chocolate Fest
Chocolate Fa

Two separate but equally tasty experiences for you to unleash your inner chocoholic.
or, as in my case, your external one ;) We'll have a booth at both events so stop by, say "Hi", and sample some of our
delectable chocolate desserts.
[don't worry, you can buy some to take home as well]

Here' s the practical information part to scribble on your calendars, post a reminder to your blackberry, and to tweet and facebook to everyone you know.

Chocolate Fest

January 21- 23, 2011
Friday night $20
Saturday & Sunday $10

"We’ve grown so big we had to move to the Oregon Convention Center. The Sixth Annual Chocolate Fest promises you the opportunity to sample, taste, savor, and delight in some of the finest chocolate from the Northwest and beyond. Enjoy chocolate and

wine pairings and become a chocolate aficionado with presentations and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Best of all, by attending the event, eating some chocolate and having some fun, you are helping to support the World Forestry Center, a local non profit dedicated to teaching about forests and trees of the world and environmental sustainability."

Chocolate Fantasy
Date: Friday, Feb. 11
Time: 3-9 p.m.
Cost: $5 person (ages 2 and older)

"The historic Jenkins Estate invites you to the 14th annual Chocolate Fantasy. We will showcase the finest chocolate delicacies from local chocolatiers, bakeries, wineries and wonderful Valentine gift items are available for purchase."

“I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process..… it may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?”

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