Orlando, FL (February 27, 2012) – Attention Chocoholics! For anyone that has wanted to be a kid in a
chocolate store…you now have your chance.
The Festival of Chocolate, recognized as one of the Top Ten Chocolate Festivals in the USA, returns to
Central Florida and makes a new home at the University of Central Florida Arena with a larger vendor
showcase; more interactive activities; additional live competitions and all for a lower ticket price! And
2012 introduces … The Cocoa Couture Fashion Show on the Chocolate Yumway!
The event runs: Friday, April 27, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday April 28, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The event includes the area’s best chocolate and confection companies selling everything chocolate
from truffles, cakes, crepes and cupcakes to cookies, brownies and gelato. Chocolate savory items
including mocha chili, chocolate BBQ sauce, seasonings, coffee and meat rubs will also make a debut .
Throughout the weekend, award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers host interactive
demonstrations sharing techniques and tricks of the trade while live chocolate competitions give
breathtaking artistic sculptures a tasty twist.
Trendy Chocoholics can marvel at the launch of The Cocoa Couture Fashion Show featuring hand
designed garments made almost completely out of chocolate wrappers. Designers will sew, stitch and
eat their way to The Festival of Chocolate Yumway where they will compete for prizes judged by
professionals and The Festival of Chocolate guests.
The adventurous confection crowd can whip up some chocolate lip balm and try their hand (or armpit)
at creating armpit fudge. History buffs become chocolate detectives as they tour an educational
chocolate-themed museum and gamers can try their luck and chocolate knowledge in Brownie
Bingo…where they can eat the playing pieces!