Thursday, October 13, 2011

5th Annual Austin Chocolate Festival


Calling all chocolate lovers, chocoholics, and connoisseurs: The 5th Annual Austin Chocolate Festival will be held October 15th and 16th at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, TX. The main goals of the festival are to promote and support Walk MS, small local food businesses, and the pursuit of gourmet foods. Over $5,000 has been raised to benefit the noble efforts of the Susan G. Komen organization. Fat Turkey Chocolate owners, Steven and Jennifer Flood, hope to help raise $3,000 for Walk MS at the 2011 Austin Texas Chocolate Festival and increase awareness of MS in the community.

Participants in this event will include a wide variety of local chocolatiers and chocolate artisans including but not limited to: restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers, patisseries, authors, and catering companies. Visitors to the festival will be able to samples products provided by the participating vendors and take home samples. Guests will also be able to to purchase their favorite chocolates from participating vendors. During the festival there will be competitions for the vendors consisting of several categories such as Best Truffle, and Best Brownies. The competition results will be based upon votes made by the public and a panel of professionals.

Fat Turkey Chocolate is a local Austin, TX chocolate company dedicated to using only the highest quality chocolates and ingredients available. In business since 2005, Fat Turkey Chocolate owners continue to create innovative and original chocolate confections with great finesse and attention to detail. Most of their products contain no added sugar or preservatives and many are made with local whole food ingredients and organic products. Please visit http://fatturkeychocolate.com for more information.

Jennifer and Steven of Fat Turkey Chocolate have hosted and organized the Austin Chocolate Festival for the past 4 years with great success thanks to support of local businesses and the community. They have worked very hard in the past to promote Breast Cancer awareness and local independent small food businesses. This year’s event is well on its way and set to be the best yet.

For additional information on the 5th Annual Austin Chocolate Festival, please contact Jennifer or Steven Flood or visit the Chocolate Festival website at: http://austinchocolatefestival.com.
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