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The 2nd Annual Chocolate Festival in San Diego



If you love chocolate, wine, and a good view, than I have the event for you! This weekend, May 4th – 5th, 2013, the Maritime Museum of San Diego, located along the glorious San Diego harbor, is hosting the 2nd Annual Chocolate Festival, where all of our favorite chocolate vendors will be educating and sampling the very best of the decadent treat, in various forms and flavors.

A team of Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors will tell the historical bean-to-beverage story of chocolate using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots and stirrers throughout the day. Festival guests will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience chocolate as it was enjoyed by early Americans at every demonstration by sampling American Heritage Chocolate.

Bring the kids to enjoy crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and chocolate pizza making activities, or come with you adult friends to enjoy the wine and chocolate pairings and learn some kitchen tricks with chocolate (the wine pairings require a small additional fee).

The event takes place on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Maritime Museum of San Diego located at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The Chocolate Festival is included in the cost of Museum admission that weekend.

Details and tickets for the Second Annual Chocolate Festival are available on the Maritime Museum of San Diego website at or by calling 619-234-9153 ext. 101.

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