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Chocolate: The Exhibition teams up with local foods

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Through June 1, 2014, the Natural History Museum of Utah is featuring Chocolate: The Exhibition and Utah’s fabulous restaurants and chocolate makers are partnering up to share their love of chocolate.

Chocolate: The Exhibition allows visitors to explore the plant, the products and the culture of chocolate through the lenses of science, history and popular culture. See a cacao tree and learn about it’s life in a tropical rainforest. Learn how scientists traced the origins of chocolate consumption to the ancient Maya. Take a look at the sweet side of the Industrial Revolution that brought chocolate bars to the masses.

Then learn that Utah is the home of America's oldest known chocolate! New research suggests Ancestral Puebloan people living in a village near Blanding, Utah were consuming chocolate as early as 750 AD. Don’t miss the chance to see pottery with the earliest evidence of chocolate discovered in the United States.

After exploring Chocolate: The Exhibition, visit the chocolate tasting area where, for just $1, you can taste different kinds of chocolate, learn about the process of making chocolate and discover Utah’s amazing chocolate scene.

Chocolate tastings are scheduled for:

  • Every Wednesday at 7 pm
  • Every Saturday at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
  • Every Sunday at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

Once you leave the exhibit, you can continue your chocolate exploration by visiting participating restaurants (one each month) who have created a specific dish using a local chocolate maker. During the month of February, The Rose Establishment is featuring an amazing chocolate macaron using Solstice Chocolate.

Don’t miss out on this amazing exhibit and chance to explore Utah’s food and chocolate scene.

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