Once again, the Glendale Historic District held its mouthwatering, eye-catching, Glendale Chocolate Affaire, a bonanza of delectable chocolates, and beautifully hand-crafted items. The waft of melted chocolate covering a myriad of confections was quite evident as hundreds of people walked among the crisp, white tents filled with all types of treats. A rich collection of unique and creative gifts were also available, from carved, wood roses, to glittering crystal jewelry. If someone was looking for a Valentine’s Day present, the festival was the perfect place.
For an even more fun filled time, music and a wine garden were available, along with rides and an opportunity to make chocolate pizza for the kids. This Examiner took advantage of the “kid” in her, and made a sticky, gooey pizza with little candy pieces, candy kisses, and a swirl of icing, all on top of a yummy chocolate “crust”. Cerreta’s, a candy factory in downtown Glendale, had tours available so one could see how chocolate is formed into different candy pieces.
The event is held annually, and attracts people from all walks of life. From a fun filled day with the family to a romantic evening for two, the festival provides an ambiance for everyone. For a list of vendors, visit the City of Glendale site, as many of these chocolate treats can be purchased outside of the festival. If you missed it this year, plan on going in 2014. It’s well worth it.