Monday, February 9, 2009

Got Chocolate?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Glendale Chocolate Affaire in historic downtown Glendale.

The chocolate connoisseur's heaven featured music, food and the best of the best of local specialty chocolate vendors. We found so many tasty treats; olives, roasted nuts, dips, wine-laced chocolate truffles, fudge (even goats milk fudge! It was awesome!), chocolate coated everything from strawberries, cheesecake, bananas to rice crispy treats and chocolate waffles.

Local favorite
Kokopelli Winery, (and a winery known for using organically-grown grapes), was on hand for purchases (bottles and by the glass) and offered wine and chocolate pairings. I was also lucky enough to get my hands on a 6 flavor, dark chocolate sampler from vegan and organic chocolatier , Wei of Chocolate, which I LOVED.

Courtesy of Wei of

It's not your typical tasting dark chocolate, but more exciting with it's spices and herbs, (like dark organic chocolate with hints of lavender and other good stuff for their Inner Peace flavor). And just think, new research suggests that dark chocolate is actually GOOD for us!

If you're looking for something cool to get your valentine next weekend, or any time for that matter, definitely check out the
Wei of Chocolate varieties. I'm officially hooked!