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Dagoba in DC

One of my favorite natural food stores, Roots, has just started selling the Dagoba Hot Chocolate mix ($5.59 a canister). As if that wasn't good enough, I found that they have also started carrying Green & Black's Organic Hot Chocolate Drink mix as well as Lake Champlain Organic Hot Chocolate mix. Of course, on the downside, I now have 4 more boxes of hot chocolate to consume. That....I can probably live with.

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Here is some info on an upcoming chocolate event in Memphis. It's a pretty amazing lineup of presenters, including Frederick Schilling of Dagoba, whom I see mentioned in a previous post. Also many of the people featured in Mort Rosenblum's book Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light will be sampling and speaking.

Chocolate Fantasy
to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee
January 27-29, 2006
Memphis, Tennessee

Chocolate Fantasy is a three-day celebration of all things chocolate. The highlight of this year’s Chocolate Fantasy is the Chocolate Academy, featuring some of the world’s most respected chocolate makers, chocolate buyers and pastry chefs. Whether you are a culinary professional or student, gourmet chef or pastry hobbyist, chocolate connoisseur or chocoholic… there is a Chocolate Fantasy event designed to satisfy your personal taste for chocolate.
www.memphischocolate.uni.cc

Chocolate Academy
Saturday, January 28, 2006
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Peabody Hotel
149 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Never before has such an extraordinary panel of chocolate experts been assembled in the Mid-South. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the Masters in the elegant environment of The Peabody Hotel and the intimate setting of the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee's Chocolate Fantasy.

Registration Fee: $125

For registration and information, call 901.683.6185 or 800.273.3869. Or, visit us online at www.memphischocolate.uni.cc.

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