Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chocolate Festival Eureka Springs

Chocolate healthier than some fruit juices? How can that be? Researchers at the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition found that a single serving of dark chocolate has more anti-oxidants and polyphenols than a single serving of some fruits. dark chocolate and cocoa had more antioxidant activity and more flavonols than fruit. Debra Millar, who led the study, said chocolate should be labelled a "superfruit". thats even a better reason to visit Eureka Springs Chocolate Festival this weekend.
Seventh Annual Chocolate Festival is scheduled for this weekend Saturday February 12, 2011 from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. The event is planned to be held at the Inn at Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
This yearly event is held to benefit several non-profit organizations. Carroll County’s Meals on Wheels, Academy of Excellence, Galena High School Family and Consumer Science Department, Mission Clinic and Exeter High School FFA.
Tickets are available by calling 888-465-4753, 479-855-1111 or by emailing info@eurekachocfest.com. Oganizers are amazed as to how many ways there are to use chocolate, in fact the count is 500 chocolate recipes that have been collected and have been put in the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival Cookbook, a portion of the proceeds will support the Clear Spring School in Eureka Springs.This festival as well as many of the other wonderful festivals have been featured in Southern Living magazine, and it has been selected as the second-best attraction for Valentines’ Day in the state of Arkansas. The festival will feature the "best of" under both the professional and amateur categories.
This year a seminar will be offered on Friday February 11,2011 from 9:00 to 4:00 “Experiencing Life Through Chocolate,” a study of the history and health benefits of chocolate.. New for this year is the Chocolate Lover Festival is the 9th Annual St. Valentines Ball and Silent Auction at the Convention Center, dinner and dancing form 6:00 to 10:00. For more information call 888-465-4753

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