“I’ve always been kind of a geek, and that’s how this zombie theme found its way into a chocolate festival,” Mohr says. “It also happens to be the same weekend as the downtown Zombie Crawl.” But that doesn’t mean the whole weekend will be ruled by the undead. On Saturday, the fest turns more family-friendly, with a full day of demos, the Chocolate Challenge contest, tastings hosted by more than fifty vendors and what must be the world’s first “aerial chocolate apple-bobbing contest.”
“Really, it’s all about excess,” Mohr explains. “But we’ll also have savory foods, coffee, hard cider and teas, and other things that will make you say, ‘Oh, thank God! A break from eating chocolate!’”
Get your chocolate on from 4 to 10 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 South Syracuse Street; admission is $5, and taste tickets run $10 for twelve or $20 for 25. For more information and a full schedule of events, go to chocolatefests.org.
Fri., Oct. 17, 4-10 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 2014