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Kokomo’s Chocolate Celebration is a Chocolate Lovers Paradise

Chocolate dipped fruit is always a favorite at the annual Chocolate Celebration!

One of my all-time favorite annual events in Kokomo is just around the corner, and my sweet tooth is definitely ready!  J. Edwards Fine Chocolates will present the 9th Annual Chocolate Celebration on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Kokomo Mall (located at the corner of U.S. 31 & Boulevard Street.)  Local restaurants, caterers, bakeries, and chocolate connoisseurs will offer their special (and delicious!) chocolate creations from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  My advice is come early for best selection!

Chocolate lovers will be in paradise with the large variety of sweet desserts available, including brownies, cheesecake, flavored coffee, cookies, hot chocolate, cake, crème brulee, cupcakes, pastries, truffles, chocolate-dipped fruit, fudge, and many other tempting chocolate treats.  I am, of course, a HUGE chocolate fan and look forward to what will be offered at the event each year.  Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and even organic chocolate – there is definitely something for everyone!  Visit their website for a list of items that will be offered this year.  Many vendors will also have Valentine’s Day gift items you can purchase for your sweetheart or family members if you don’t enjoy chocolate yourself.

One of my favorite selections from last year's event was the Red Velvet Kiss - red velvet cake covered in chocolate!

Beautiful & sweet gift items are also available to purchase for Valentine's Day

This is one day of the year that I completely enjoy devouring chocolate desserts for lunch!  However, if you wish to eat first, several vendors will offer lunch items, and Grace United Methodist Church will sell soup and sloppy joe sandwiches in the Kokomo Mall.

Admission to the Chocolate Celebration is free.  Tickets are 2 for $5 and can be redeemed for one chocolate treat of your choice.  Tickets are available at the event or in advance at J. Edwards Fine Chocolates and Samaritan Caregivers.  Plan to make it a ladies day out with friends, co-workers, or family!  For more information or to see more photos from last year’s event, visit their website.

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Written by : Sherry has been at the Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau since 2002. She enjoys greeting visitors, assisting group tours, and maintaining Kokomo's tourism blog, website, and social media initiatives (Facebook & Twitter). Sherry and her husband, Shane, have one son, Peyton.