Tickets are now on sale for Florida’s premier chocolate event
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2013) – MOSI will host the fourth annual Festival of Chocolate, Florida’s largest all-chocolate themed event as seen in Southern Living Magazine and on ABC’s The Chew, Jan. 18 – 20, 2014. Sponsored in part by Bank of Tampa, The Festival of Chocolate will feature amazing chocolate indulgences, the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show and a live cake decorating competition.
The event features the area’s best chocolate and confection companies selling tastes and treats of everything chocolate from truffles, cakes and cupcakes to cookies, brownies and ice creams. Chocolate savory items, including chocolate BBQ sauce and meat rubs, will return for those looking for an alternative to the super sweet.
Award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers will host interactive demonstrations, sharing techniques and tricks of the trade, and the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show returns on Saturday, Jan. 18, featuring chocolate-wrapper fashion for the couture crowd. On Sunday, Jan. 19, a live cake decorating competition will give breathtaking artistic creations a tasty twist. Chocoholics of all ages will love making chocolate lip balm, chocolate roses, and sandy candy, and the more adventurous can try their hand at creating armpit fudge – all in the name of chocolate.
Entrance into The Festival of Chocolate is included with the purchase of MOSI admission (Adults: $21.95; Children: $17.95). Each adult ticket purchased in advance will receive two dollars in chocolate coins to spend at The Festival of Chocolate. MOSI Members receive discounted pricing to The Festival of Chocolate at only $10 per ticket for adults, and member children 12 and under can attend for FREE. Members can buy tickets in advance by calling 813-987-6000 or by visiting mosi.org. Non-member advanced tickets are available at tampa.festivalofchocolate.com. For more information, visit festivalofchocolate.com. The Festival of Chocolate is sponsored in part by Bank of Tampa. MOSI and The Festival of Chocolate are the current Guinness World Record holders for the world’s largest cup of hot chocolate.
About MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)
MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology, and is home to the only IMAX® DOME Theatre in the state of Florida. With a total size of more than 400,000 square feet, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States. Learn through play inside Kids In Charge! the largest Children’s Science Center in the nation; The Amazing You—a 13,000-square-foot exhibition on health and wellness; or Disasterville, featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest, which combines education and 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on the science behind natural disasters. Conquer your fears on MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course, featuring 35 elements on a 12 – 36-foot-high, multilevel structure, or soar 700 feet on the Sky Trail Zip Line. Budding inventors can engineer anything imaginable and hold it in the palm of their hand in MOSI’s new technology playground and inventor’s studio, Idea Zone, and preschoolers can experiment with friction and collision physics in Slippery Science, a PNC Passport to Science – Grow Up Great Initiative. Additionally, MOSI recently unveiled its newest exhibition Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by NASA, where guests can travel to the moon to operate a lunar colony. MOSI is the proud winner of the 2009 National Medal for Museums by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor for museums. For more information on MOSI, visit www.mosi.org.
About The Festival of Chocolate
Former Walt Disney World Producer and owner of Indigo Creative Productions, Aileen Mand, partnered with third-generation Chocolatier Edgar Schaked to create The Festival of Chocolate-the ultimate interactive, educational chocolate experience. Marrying her specialty in unique, large-scale public events including Coca Cola’s Olympic City, Political Conventions and Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week with his expertise and outreach in the Chocolate Industry, they have traveled The Festival of Chocolate to Tampa, Orlando, West Palm Beach and are expanding the successful event into other cities.