Chocolate World Expo...

by - Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sunday... Raining something fierce outside... Expected to be like this all day. It was the kind of day to spend a lazy afternoon curled up on the couch with a bag of munchies catching up on missed episodes of Ghost Hunters and Castle...
Munchies... mmmmm...Well, we managed to devour plenty of munchies today, but not as expected. Road trip! Yep, even in this rain.
Our destination was the Meadowlands Expo Center at Harmon Meadow in Secaucus. Loving chocolate like we do, we didn’t want to miss Chocolate World Expo sponsored by Whole Foods. Indoors, out of the rain, with munchies galore... What more could we ask for?
Chocolate World Expo was literally a “world of chocolate” featuring almost 60 local and regional producers (plus a few international ones) offering tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, gelato, wines and much more! Heck, forget the couch, this was the place to be today!
Crowds were expected to be large, and they weren't disappointed. It was packed! What fun! Baum Image Group hosts this event with superb domestic and international participating companies. They actively pursue local farms and other producers who use locally-sourced or self-produced ingredients. Their goal is to promote environmentally responsible and sustainable food production.
Raspberry gelato, dark chocolate infused with wine, light and crispy peanut brittle and even piquant garlic spread, all these savored bites sufficed as lunch as we strolled up and down the aisles. The samples were bountiful and we brought home some very special tastes we favored like divine dark chocolate-covered macaroons and delectable chocolate fudge. Brenna enjoyed a giant chocolate-dipped marshmallow from the chocolate fountain.

Their next show will be at the Westchester County Center on November 6th. If in your area, we highly recommend getting over there to enjoy your chocolate fix. There's so much to nibble and critique!
Chocolate World Expo made this otherwise dreary day an adventure in wakening our taste buds... xoxo-Sonya 

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