Chocolate tasting session coming up at public library

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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:00 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

Ever wonder where your Valentine’s Day chocolate comes from?

Turns out it’s a real labor of love.

In collaboration with the Shadow Lake Towne Center-based Chocolaterie Stam, the Sump Memorial Library is hosting a chocolate tasting and educational session Tuesday.

Amy Wenzl, the Community Engagement Coordinator for the library, said this is a great way for the people in the community to learn something new.

“It’s good for local businesses and the community,” she said. “(People) get to learn about something new and they get to try something new as well.”

Tasters will get a chance to test white, dark and milk chocolates.

Suzi Bonnett, the owner of Chocolaterie Stam, will start the program with a lesson on how chocolate is made. The PowerPoint demonstration will show the chocolate-making process, from the harvesting of cocoa beans made into the massive bricks of raw chocolate that are soon turned into delicacies at outlets like Chocolaterie Stam.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Attendance is free, but registration is required as space for the event is limited to 20.

“We wanted to do something to celebrate Valentine’s Day,” Wenzl said. “People spend so much money this time of year, and we wanted to provide a chance for individuals or couples to get out of the house for a fun evening that doesn’t break the bank.”

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