INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 11, 2015) -- Got a sweet tooth? Check out this year's Chocolate Fest, taking place on October 17th from noon until 4PM at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway. You'll be able to enjoy live performances, arts programs, and, of course, tons of sweet treats!
This Monday sees the beginning of National Chocolate Week, so what better time to treat yourself to some of the best that choclatiers have to offer? Our round-up includes the most decadent and delicious chocolate selection boxes, which make great gifts for special occasions and dinner parties, and which include plenty of dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options.
When Maggie Nolder took overthe old Beaverton History Center on Southwest Broadway Street, she wanted to keep the historic theme of the building. She considered an antique store but settled on old-fashioned confections. She's got taffy, cotton candy, gumballs, gummy frogs, Bit-O-Honeys, salted licorice, Turkish Taffy and loads of truffles, caramels, creams, chocolate-covered apricots, toffees, nut clusters, blueberries, cherries, Oreos and the list goes on.
Take your chocolate straight up at Truffle Shots of Essex, winner in international competition
The rich chocolate is handmade in small batches and not for everyday, says Athay. "It's an experience." Richard Papale of Washington, D.C. and a friend decided to experience Truffle Shots first hand. "This is the only reason we came to Connecticut," says Papale, who had recently visited Boston and Block Island.
It may seem far-fetched, but it may be possible to live a healthy lifestyle by eating chocolate. Local NayDean Park swears by Healthy Chocolate, a dark chocolate that is infused with natural antioxidants. Ten years ago, Park had a disease that left her paralyzed, in rehab for six months and in a wheelchair for five years.
At Chocolaterie de L'île d'Orléans, Quebec, Canada, 100 grams (3 ounces) of hand-dipped chocolate enrobes a cone of freshly made ice cream. One of ten hot chocolate drinks at Erico Chocolat Frais, Quebec City, is thick with pure 71% Ecuadorean cocoa. The oldest grocery in North America, J.A.