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What to Expect at the Belmont Chocolate Fest

Belmont's annual Chocolate Festival is just hours away.

"Life is like a box of chocolates."

Forrest Gump's memorable words may have been uttered nearly 20 years ago, but the sentiment will ring true in Belmont this weekend.

Residents from around the Bay Area are expected to gather at the Congregational Church of Belmont for the annual Chocolate Festival on Friday and Saturday.

The following vendors will be at the festival:

A-Lot-A Gelato & More — Belmont
Alive & Radiant Foods
Beneficio Coffee — Sacramento
Bud's Ice Cream — East Bay
Cafe Mossant — Belmont
Cheryl's Cookies
Delectable Cake Ball Co.
Erin's Sweet Treats
Edible Arrangements — Belmont
Guittard Chocolate Co. — Burlingame
It's It! — Burlingame
Jade Chocolates — Burlingame
Kathy's Kreative Kakes — San Mateo
Lunardi's Bakery — Belmont
Neo Cocoa — Belmont
Preston's Candies — Burlingame
Schurra's Candy — San Jose
Trader Joe's Market — San Carlos
Whole Foods Market — San Mateo
Xocai Healthy Chocolate — San Mateo

The tastings will be: Session 1, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7; Session 2, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; and Session 3, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

Tickets for the afternoon session are $17.50 pre-sale or $20 at the door; in the evening, tickets are $22.50 pre-sale or $25 at the door. Children and seniors will be admitted for $15 in the afternoon. Order online at http://www.uccbelmont.org/events.html or call 650-593-4547.

The Congregational Church of Belmont is located at 751 Alameda de las Pulgas.

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Michelle Carter October 07, 2011 at 03:49 PM
A gorgeous harvest moon will be hanging off the veranda this evening as a finishing touch!
Laura Dudnick October 07, 2011 at 05:34 PM
Looking forward to it! See you tonight, Micki
Mary Pack October 14, 2011 at 10:26 PM
I have gone to the festival many times, hoping there would be a surprise or two. I have been waiting for one of the companies to really do something special with chocolate, like maybe a haunted house or chocolate roses. The event is very nice, a bit costly, but it is a fundraiser, I just look at it as a huge commercial for food companies. I just wish there would be some imagination for us foodies who like to be creative. Mary Pack, Belmont

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