Give Me Chocolate or Give Me Death (by Chocolate)!

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:34 am

When: Back to Calendar » March 12, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam,VA 23015
USA
Cost: Free with General Admission
Contact: Ann Reid
804-227-3500
areid@preservationvirginia.org
Categories: Demonstrations Diversions

In the spirit of the man who did not mince his words, we give you American’s favorite treat! A day with Mars Chocolate North America who is dedicated to sharing chocolate’s fascinating journey through time – how chocolate was made, how it was used, where it came from, and what it tasted like throughout history. Chocolate has been woven through the fabric of American culture for centuries. With its origin in the rain forests of Central and South America at least 3,500 years ago, chocolate’s rich history is intertwined in the stories of our ancestors. Along with our docents we will bring the history of chocolate to life through lectures, tastings and interactive demonstrations. A team of Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors share chocolate’s journey through one‐on‐one historical bean‐to‐beverage demonstrations using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots and molinos. Guests are able to see, touch, taste and smell the historic chocolate‐making experience at every demonstration. As always children 6 and under are FREE

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