On Saturday, February 8 from 11:00 – 12:00 the Wilton Historical Society is again offering a very popular chocolate-making workshop for kids in grades K-8. Program participants will make something extra nice for their Valentine – delicious, professional-looking molded chocolates and a decorated box to put them in! The fun and easy one hour session will make use of an extensive collection of small, charming chocolate molds. Hearts, flowers, a multitude of animals, stars and even tools are just some of the shapes that will be on hand.
Registration is required and space is limited.
Please register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 762-7257 to reserve your place. Members: $10; Non-members: $15
Did you know?
“Although 18th-century Americans did not enjoy candy bars or other modern chocolate treats as we know them today, they did love chocolate. In fact, George Washington ordered 20 pounds of chocolate from British merchant Thomas Knox in 1757 . . . . as hot chocolate was a favorite breakfast beverage at Mount Vernon. . . . This was the first of many chocolate orders he placed over the course of his life.” — From George Washington’s Mount Vernon website
“The tradition of giving chocolates on Valentine’s Day can be traced to Richard Cadbury, of the English chocolate-making family, who “invented” the first Valentine’s Day candy box during the Victorian era. The Victorians, who fancied decorating cards with plump cupids shooting arrows of love, later transferred the image to the lids of heart-shaped boxes filled with dreamy combinations of silken chocolates.” –“For Lovers, Chocolate,” The Buffalo News