Vt. Folklife Center to host chocolate Valentine event

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury announces its third annual “Love Chocolate, Love Stories” event, which will take place at the center’s headquarters at 88 Main St. in Middlebury on Friday, Feb. 12.
“Love Chocolate, Love Stories” will include a day-long competition/showcase of chocolate confections, baked goods and desserts — modeled on our annual gingerbread competition — beginning at 10 a.m., with a Valentine’s Day program at 4 p.m. followed by a tasting session from 5 to 7 p.m.
The competition includes professional and amateur categories for non-baked goods (chocolate drops, truffles, mousse, etc.), and baked goods (brownies, cakes, pies, etc.). The “professional” category is open to restaurants, bakeries, candy shops, and chocolatiers. The “amateur” category invites submissions from household cooks and bakers of all ages.
Registration forms are available online (www.vermontfolklifecenter.org), in person, or by calling 802-388-4964. Entrants should read the forms carefully for deadlines and contest rules. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. Entries will be judged both on visual and taste appeal.
Registration forms are due by Monday, Feb. 8. Chocolate creations must be delivered on Thursday, Feb. 11, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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