Many of you know that I LOVED the Tour de Chocolate that chocolate store The Chocolate Box offered in Seattle. I think I took that tour at least five times. I probably could have given that tour myself.
Well, a church in Newburyport does a chocolate tour fundraiser with -- get ready for this -- 24 stops. Yes, you read that right: TWENTY-FOUR stops.
Many stores, bakeries, restaurants and ice cream shops participated, and I just went happily from place to place, increasing my blood sugar levels with each stop. Some non-food stores just handed out Hershey's Kisses or other little chocolates. The food stores handed out cookies or other chocolate goods. The ice cream shops handed out actual little bowls of ice cream. It was crazy. Crazy DELICIOUS, that is!
Here's a picture of the list of stops. The shops would initial or mark your sheet so that you didn't try for repeat visits. Though I'm not sure how a person would do that. I love chocolate, and I was ready to pass out after all of the stops.
(Sorry -- I can't figure out how to turn the picture around so that it's upright. )
So, if you live in New England and want to join me this coming spring for the Chocolate Tour of Newburyport, let me know. I certainly won't be missing it!