Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Chocolate Fest Has Its Own Sweet Style

BURLINGTON, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A chocolate festival in Burlington, Wisconsin, is pulling out all the sweet stops.

This Friday (May 23) through Monday (May 26) the 22nd Annual Burlington ChocolateFest is headed to town, where chocoholics can enjoy more than 3,000 pounds of chocolate in all its glory.

Among the events at the fest is “Project Yum-Way,” a candy-wrapper fashion design contest inspired by Bravo’s Project Runway, in which contestants have 30 minutes to create candy couture pieces.

There are also candy eating contests, which, according to event organizer Bill Stone, get pretty competitive.

Stone says they once had a contestant eat 22 candy bars in one minute, a record that has yet to be beaten.

Attendees will also get to sink their sweet tooth into chocolate delicacies made by professional chefs.

Nestle, who owns a huge plant in the city, will be unveiling their annual Chocolate Creation sculpture, which is top secret.

Past sculptures have included a castle, motorcycle, and cow made entirely of chocolate.

Stone expects the crowd to be a “little wired” after the fest from the chocolate sugar rush, but says they can always head to the beer garden to take the edge off.

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