2013 December Meeting
What better way to celebrate the holidays than to tour a candy factory? And who doesn’t like CHOCOLATE??? Join us on Saturday morning, December 7th, as we tour the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company on “the Hill”.
It all started with ONE retail store, a candy stove and a young candy maker. After years of studying the art of handcrafting small batches of premium chocolates, founder Dan Abel came back to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to open his own candy company. His creations were the result of years of apprenticing with master candy makers across the country. In February of 1981, the young candy maker opened his first Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company store. The candy kitchen was visible through the windows of the retail store – allowing customers to see chocolates created before their very eyes. Manufacturing fresh chocolates at the retail store was a new concept, breaking the mold of mass production. Come and see why today, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company is an award-winning 2nd generation chocolate company. At the heart of the company is a family of candy makers who work alongside a talented staff of artisan chocolatiers with over 100 years of combined confectionery experience. Original recipes from the turn of the century are slowly cooked into copper kettles and stirred by hand. Chocolates are hand decorated or ‘striped’ and polished before packaged into boxes. Learn of their 2002 re-launch of Mavrakos, a true example of the art of handcrafting small batches of fresh chocolates. Many of the Mavrakos secrets have been unlocked in the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company candy kitchen. We will divide into two tour groups and one group will get to sample and shop while the other group is touring and then the two groups will switch. Sample some YUMMY chocolate and then buy some for Christmas!
Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Favazzas where we can order from their “Large Group Lunch Menu”! Each person will pay for his/her meal. Check out the menu at http://www.favazzas.com/large_group_lunch_menu.php
- Date: Saturday, December 7th
- Place: Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Company (5025 Pattison Ave, 63110)
- Check-in/Network: 10:15
- Tour: 10:30 and 11:00
- Sample/Shop: 10:30 and 11:00
- Lunch: ~ 11:45 at Favazza’s (5201 Southwest Avenue)
Cost: $8-14 (depending on what is ordered)
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, please RSVP to Sarah Bock at 314-657-7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, November 27th. Please indicate whether or not you’ll be joining us for lunch.