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“Chocolate Festival of Belize 2014” is the ultimate chocolate-lover and foodie three-day event. On May 23rd – 25th, 2014, don’t miss the chance to savor decadent (local) chocolate and cacao inspired deserts and dishes of Belize. Share in the homage of Belize’s Ancient Maya culture, while immersing in this traditional and festive chocolate extravaganza.
“Wine and Chocolate Night”
Date: Friday, May 23rd, 2014.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Garbutts Marine in Punta Gorda Town.
Highlights: delectable chocolate creations by top chocolatiers in Belize; live musical entertainment; socializing with the chocolatiers and more.
Date: Saturday, May 24th, 2014.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Front Street, Punta Gorda Town.
Highlights: numerous booth displays (cacao and chocolate food and drinks on sale); arts and craft; musical performances and more.
Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2014.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Lubaantun Maya site, northwest of Punta Gorda Town.
Highlights: Maya descendants’ reenactments; food and drinks; fun cacao competitions.
Cacao & the Ancient Maya:
Get acquainted with the once “Heartland of the Maya”, Belize.
Did you know that cacao (the raw form of chocolate) was considered gold for this ancient Maya community? The ancient Maya also used cacao (primarily) for trading purposes (currency). Learn more about the traditional techniques that contributes to the rich and distinctive taste of Belizean chocolate products, a palate that is recognizable throughout the world!
Join in the festive occasion, and discover how to be a professional or amateur chocolatier, while indulging in one of many signature events held annually in Belize.
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