Kelly the Culinarian: 2013 Chicago Fine Chocolate Show

Sunday, October 20, 2013

2013 Chicago Fine Chocolate Show

Was even better this year! When I went last year to the Chicago Fine Chocolate Show at Navy Pier, attendees got a limited number of tickets to cash in for chocolate samples, and the alcohol samples were an up charge. This year, no more.

I bought tickets on Living Social again this year, which turned out to be $10 per person. They were selling tickets for $30 per person on site, which is insane. We didn't pay for parking either, so it was a pretty inexpensive day for us. I definitely ate $10 worth of chocolate, but it wouldn't have been worth the $30 admission price. I saw a lot of the same vendors as last year and had a sweet time.


But I might have diabetes.

I ate and ate and it was amazing. There were so many different chocolate samples to choose from. It was like going to Whole Foods but better. Hershey's had great samples of double chocolate and chocolate chip cookies dipped in chocolate. There were also amazing double fudge brownies and spreadable fudge from Sweetastic in an array of flavors.

I tried a heavenly gluten-free toffee dipped in dark chocolate and dusted with Hawaiian sea salt, but there weren't any available to purchase and that made me sad.
These apples were as big as cantaloupes and 1 pound each
Of course, everything peanut butter and chocolate caught my eye. And my stomach. I had a peanut butter-filled brownie, peanut butter-filled chocolate bar, peanut butter cups and peanut butter fudge, too.

Anyone know of a similar event for peanut butter?

3 comments:

Losing Lindy said...

looks awesome!

Katie Adams said...

https://www.facebook.com/greatamericanpeanutbutterfestival

There's even a 5k!

9toFit said...

Wow this event would be trouble for me! I don't think I'd be able to control myself and end up leaving 10 lbs heavier! lol

-Elise @ 9toFit.com