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Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

retailer for sweets to your sweetie – or in your personal candy teeth – amongst sharks, seals, sea turtles and other superb marine animals on solar., Jan. 25 when The Chocolate Expo once once more takes over The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

Some 40 native and regional carriers will arrange during the Aquarium galleries and offer tastings and gross sales of their scrumptious and decadent chocolates, baked goods and distinctiveness meals.

The Maritime Aquarium might be fully open on Jan. 25, two hours longer than commonplace (except 7 p.m.) – and at a lower admission value than standard – making the adventure an outstanding price.

“right here’s a recipe for a super day,” said Chris Loynd, the Aquarium’s advertising director. “begin with one of the best places for household enjoyable in Connecticut, and soften in fantastic chocolatiers. next, whisk in an assortment of other issues chocolate, from soaps and crepes to brussels sprouts and Viscount St. Albans. Sprinkle in free demonstrations by means of famous person chefs, and preserve it all simmering for an additional two hours. enhance with aspects, relishes and sauces to taste. at last, serve all of it up for a 25 percent discount on regular Aquarium admission. As we say once a year, you’d should be dipped in nuts not to come.”

First County financial institution is presenting sponsor of The Chocolate Expo on the Maritime Aquarium.

Expo/Aquarium visitors will to find no longer simplest conventional and gourmet candies, but in addition distinctive offerings like chocolate muffins, chocolate-coated pretzels, chocolate balsamic dressing, chocolate-covered 1st Baron Verulam and even chocolate-scented bathtub soaps. Non-chocolate sweets will embody gourmand crackers, pumpkin seeds, quiches, cannolis, vinaigrettes, pickles, cotton candy, challah breads and extra.

Expo producer Marvin Baum stated The Chocolate Expo is for people who are enthusiastic about chocolate and who love distinctive distinctiveness foods.

“companies at the Expo generally offer small tasting-sized parts of their products,” Baum said. “think of the chocolate tastings in the way you may recall to mind a wine tasting at a vineyard: you get a small pattern to try and also you ceaselessly get to speak with the person who made the product. in the event you like what you’ve tasted, you can buy that product for yourself or to give as gifts.”

For ready-to-eat treats, Aurora gourmand may have their chocolate fountains flowing, while loopy Crepe Café will likely be making scrumptious crepes and Pika’s Farm table will serve authentic Belgian-model waffles dipped in a selection of white, darkish or milk chocolate.

There will be no IMAX® film displays on Jan. 25, so that demonstrations using chocolate may also be offered through three superstar chefs:

– Tony Albanese, pastry clothier and former assistant to chum Valastro of “Cake         Boss,” at eleven a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

– Barret Beyer of Fox tv’s “Hell’s Kitchen” at 12:30 &amp 5 p.m.

– and Larry Rosenberg, recipe-book author and owner of 1st Baron Beaverbrook Bites, at 2 p.m.

Seating of 310 for the demonstrations will probably be on a primary-come, first-seated foundation. The cooks additionally can be to be had all over the day for photos and autographs.

aside from for “Jiggle-A-Jelly” and “Meerkats,” all of the Maritime Aquarium exhibits might be open all over the Expo – and will keep open two hours longer than commonplace: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Coming less than three weeks ahead of Valentine’s Day, it’s a really perfect probability to purchase some sweets on your sweetie,” Loynd said. “Plus, there aren’t any NFL playoff video games on the twenty fifth, so there’s no reason behind any individual to remain home. in fact, with out a soccer to watch, Chocolate Expo provides football fans something to do!”

revel in all the decadent treats while exploring The Maritime Aquarium, a no longer-for-revenue organization whose mission is to coach visitors about – and to create stewards for – ny Sound. The Aquarium accomplishes this by way of permitting guests to get as regards to greater than 250 species native to the Sound and its watershed, together with sharks, seals, sea turtles, river otters, jellyfish and other animals.

special Expo/Aquarium ticket costs on Jan. 25 are simply $ 15 for adults and $ 10 for youngsters 3-12. Paid admission is required on Jan. 25 of Aquarium contributors, who shop $ 2 per ticket. costs embrace Chocolate Expo admission, all Maritime Aquarium reveals and the famous person-chef demonstrations.

final yr’s Chocolate Expo resulted within the busiest day within the Maritime Aquarium’s historical past. Loynd stated the Aquarium is prepared for another giant crowd on Jan. 25, but advised that friends will revel in more straightforward and quicker get admission to by using coming sooner than eleven a.m. or after 4 p.m. Skip the line at the door, he brought, by buying tickets upfront on-line at http://www.maritimeaquarium.org.

more parking is available for this 12 months’s adventure: within the Maritime garage (throughout from the Aquarium’s primary entrance) and quick walks away in the city’s Webster Lot and Veteran’s Memorial Park. Free shuttle-bus service will run constantly from Veteran’s Park.

find an open parking zone via the usage of a smart-telephone app known as Parker that displays “actual-time” parking availabilities in South Norwalk.

For more information about The Chocolate Expo, go to http://www.thechocolateexpo.com or http://www.maritimeaquarium.org.