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Chocolate Weekend

Round and heart-shaped handmade chocolates

Schedule and location

February 8 and 9, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate chocolate’s deeply rooted tree history at our chocolate weekend. Visit, taste, and buy specialty chocolates and treats!

The Morton Arboretum champions all trees, and this winter we're celebrating a giving tree, the cacao tree, which gives us the delight of chocolate. Sample an array of chocolates and unique items with a chocolate twist. Pick up a Valentine’s gift or simply treat yourself.

Limited Tickets! Tickets still remain for our Member Preview Event. Beat the crowds and shop early on Friday, February 7. Learn more

Chocolate and Wine Pairing on Saturday, February 8.  LEARN MORE


Participating Chocolate Vendors:

Barcacaochocolat (GF, DF)

Blackout Baking Co. (GF)

Chocolate Inspirations

Flat Bottom Pretzels 

Gindo's Spice of Life

Gourmet Goodies 

GrownUp KidStuff (GF, DF)

Katherine Anne Confections (GF, DF)

KOKKU - Distinctive Gourmet (GF) 

Le Chocolat du Bouchard (Sample their chocolates at our Chocolate and Wine Pairing)

Lucila's Homeade Alfajores   

Mamie's Toffee & Treats (GF)

Xela - North Central College Enactus (GF, DF)

Nothing Bundt Cakes (GF)

SUGOi Sweets (GF, DF)

The Candle Kiln

The Spice Merchant and Tea Shoppe (GF, DF, SF)

Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery

WowChow Snacks

*GF - Selling Gluten Free products 
*DF - Selling Dairy Free products 
*SF - Selling Sugar Free products 


Other Chocolate-Related Activities

Saturday, February 8
Chocolate and Wine Pairing

What pairs better with chocolate than wine? Savor specialty chocolate bars with expertly-selected wine samples. (Separate admission fee applies).  LEARN MORE

Sunday, February 9
Demonstrations and Presentations

11:00 a.m. - "Where Does Cacao Come From and What Makes it Chocolate?" by Mamie's Toffee & Treats

12:00 p.m. - "Artisan Chocolate - An Experts Guide" by Kokku - Distinctive Gourmet

1:00 p.m. - "The Sustainability of Chocolate and Culture"  by North Central Enactus featuring Guatemalan Entreprenuer Mirna Rojas

Registration information

The Chocolate Weekend vendor expo is free with regular Arboretum admission.

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