--- Yummy, yummy chocolate. Need I say more?

Less than three weeks before Valentine’s Day, shop for amazing sweets for your sweetie from some of the region’s best chocolatiers as The Maritime Aquarium is taken over on Sun., Jan. 26 by Chocolate World Expo.

The Expo, one of the largest consumer-oriented chocolate events in the United States, will feature some 40 vendors who will offer tastings and sales of their products. They’ll be set up throughout the Aquarium’s galleries.

Expo producer Marvin Baum said Chocolate World Expo is for people who are serious about chocolate, not for folks looking to load up on candy commonly available in most grocery aisles.

“Vendors at the Expo typically offer small tasting-sized portions of their products, which are to be consumed right away,” Baum said. “Think of the chocolate tastings in the way you might think of a wine tasting at a winery: you get a small sample to try and you often get to talk with the person who made the product. If you like what you’ve tasted, you can purchase that product directly at the show for yourself or to give as gifts.”

Expo/Aquarium visitors will find traditional chocolates, but also unique offerings like chocolate-covered bacon and – appropriate for the Aquarium – one vendor’s “chocolate shark bites.”

But Chocolate World Expo isn’t entirely about chocolate. Vendors also will present baked goods, specialty foods and even fine soaps and bath products.

All of The Maritime Aquarium exhibits will be open on Jan. 26 – and will stay open two hours longer than normal: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Your Chocolate World Expo admission includes Aquarium admission. IMAX® movies are available as an additional ticket, as always.

The special admission price on Jan. 26 is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 2-12.

Click Here to purchase tickets in advance.

Aquarium Members Important Notice:
Aquarium Members receive a $2 per person discount (adult and child) on event/Aquarium admission this day. Senior member price is same as adult price. Sorry, but Aquarium members do not receive free admission for this special event. Member guest discounts do not apply.

For more information, including a list of vendors, go to www.chocolateworldexpo.com.

***It starts at 10:00AM, but I have an early morning activity to attend to.***

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  • simone

    Yummy !!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Ankur K.

    Waiting in the tix line

    January 26, 2014

  • allysa

    Passing on it
    Saving the calories
    Enjoy

    January 26, 2014

  • Carol

    We r in the main lobby. Where r u all?

    January 26, 2014

    • Michele

      Where is main lobby?

      January 26, 2014

  • Michele

    I'm new and just got here. I'm right where u show your ticket

    January 26, 2014

  • thomas w.

    not going to make it

    January 26, 2014

  • Don J.

    Were here

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • janet w

    Hoping to catch up with you however not sure when I will get there

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, the train station is abit far for this weather, probably about a mile or so, it is a nice walk on warmer days. On a Sunday in So. Norwalk cabs don't hang out waiting for fares. If you plan on taking the train I would suggest getting the # so you can call a cab when you get there.
    This is my first event, how can I hook up and meet some of you? Really would like to get to know you! Thank you!

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Margaret

      Hi Lauren. I should be there btwn 1130 and 12. I'll put up when I'm there so you can catch up with us.

      January 26, 2014

    • Margaret

      Also Don posted his number so you can call or text him

      1 · January 26, 2014

  • carolyn

    Sick, but will try to rally for tomorrow.

    2 · January 25, 2014

    • simone

      Get better!!

      1 · January 25, 2014

    • thomas w.

      getting sick as of right now ??????

      January 25, 2014

  • Carolyn

    If you go out after event please let me know.

    January 25, 2014

  • allysa

    if anyone is interested in walking around let me know

    January 25, 2014

    • Don J.

      I am leaving Orange at 9:30 with Faye and Beth . . you can text me to find us[masked]

      January 25, 2014

  • allysa

    I didn't want to walk around by myself

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • allysa

    What time r were ring up and where

    January 25, 2014

    • allysa

      What time is everyone meeting there

      January 25, 2014

    • simone

      People have mentioned that they're going at various times. It is open from 10-7

      January 25, 2014

  • Margaret

    I think the train is also within walking distance.

    January 24, 2014

    • thomas w.

      train sounds good if it does not break down

      January 24, 2014

  • simone

    Word has it that this is becoming a MULTI-MEETUP PARTY!!! It should be a lot of fun. I know a few of you here have already gotten your tickets ahead of time. Be on the lookout for an email with my cell number. It'll be VERY hard to stay together. I suggest buddying up with one or two (or three) others...

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • simone

    Hey Mj--- make sure to say 'hello' to me, if you see me. I wont be able to recognize you from your picture :-)

    January 23, 2014

  • rita

    So sorry but I just picked up some extra hours at work for Sunday so I can no longer go! Have fun everyone and have yummy treats for me! See you at another event soon

    January 23, 2014

    • simone

      Next time Rita--

      January 23, 2014

  • rita

    Hi does anyone know how long this event is on Sunday?

    January 21, 2014

    • simone

      Time is listed in the info. 7pm it closes

      January 21, 2014

  • rita

    Hi does anyone know how long this event is on Sunday?

    January 21, 2014

  • allysa

    r we meetibg

    January 20, 2014

  • allysa

    I have never been to the show

    January 20, 2014

  • simone

    Wow!!!! It's hard to believe we are at 30 yeses and growing!! It's going to be near impossible to all stay together. I suggest carpooling and hanging with a 'buddy or three' especially if this is your first meetup. For those veteran or seasoned members, be sure to look out for the new members... it should be a lot of fun !!!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Don J.

    Got my ticket online too. I'm ready . .

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • CINDY N

    Niece bday party at 1 pm she's 1 years old

    January 19, 2014

  • simone

    I got my ticket!!!
    I'd rather NOT have to wait in line at the Aquarium to buy it. Just saying ----

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • simone

    Omg!! You should see the cute monkeys I've picked up for Monkey Love!!!

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Margaret

    I'll be bringing you my Monkey's Simone, since I had overbooked myself and can't make it to the Monkey Love event. What a great idea.

    2 · January 10, 2014

  • Beth

    Nice idea Simone! I think I read somewhere that making charitable contributions burns off all of the calories in chocolate. :)

    2 · January 9, 2014

    • LENNY M

      I LOVE IT BETH THE MORE MONKEYS YOU DONATE THE MORE CHOCOLATE YOU CAN EAT -- WIN-WIN :0)

      1 · January 9, 2014

  • simone

    Since Monkey Love Sunday occurs at the same time as this chocolate meetup, I am willing to collect them for those of us attending this meetup but still want to bring a monkey to the monkey love meetup. ******Please consider bringing a stuffed monkey to this event******

    January 8, 2014

    • simone

      I just got in contact with Lenny. He will be more than happy to connect with me to recieve any and all monkeys brought to the chocolate festival!!!

      January 8, 2014

    • LENNY M

      THANKS SIMONE THIS IS A GREAT IDEA I'M TAKING THE DAY AFTER SUPER BOWL SUNDAY OFF TO DROP OFF ALL THE MONKEYS I GET SO WE HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 3 ANYONE CAN MESSAGE ME TO ARRANGE PICKUP/DROP OFF--ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH

      1 · January 9, 2014

  • allysa

    What is monkey love sunday

    January 8, 2014

    • simone

      Look under upcoming meetups for us. There you'll find a great explanation...

      January 8, 2014

    • allysa

      Thanks

      1 · January 8, 2014

  • simone

    "Only four guys like chocolate?" That's amazing!

    January 5, 2014

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