Did you know Utah is the home of America’s oldest known chocolate? That’s not the only thing you’ll get to learn about in the Natural History Museum of Utah’s latest exhibit – Chocolate: The Exhibition – and we have three pairs of tickets to the museum to giveaway (includes access to exhibit).
In addition to the exhibit itself you can also quiz local experts during regular chocolate blasts and sample local chocolate makers such as Mezzo, Solstice and Millcreek Roasting Co. during set chocolate tastings. Highlights from the main exhibition include:
Enter a lush, tropical rainforest and examine a replica of a cacao tree with its seed pods, the source of chocolate.
Explore an interactive Aztec marketplace, where valuable cacao seeds were used as money, to learn the purchasing power of a handful of beans.
Chocolate Comes to Europe
The Spanish conquest of the Americas introduced chocolate to Europe. Learn what happened when chocolate first met sugar. See how the wealthiest consumers satisfied their chocolate cravings.
Take a look at the sweet side of the Industrial Revolution—the steady stream of new inventions and creative advertising that brought chocolate bars to the masses.
Chocolate as a Global Commodity
Who grows cacao? Which country consumes the most chocolate? Explore the relationship between cacao production and trade across the world.
If that wasn’t enough there are also a series of public lectures and educational sessions from local experts such as Matt Caputo and Vanessa Chang. See the full program here (extra fees may apply).
To enter the contest all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. In your comment, just let us know – what’s the sweetest thing in your world right now. We will pick three lucky winners on March 10th – each will receive two free tickets to the museum and this great exhibition.
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19 thoughts on “Chocolate The Exhibition Giveaway”
A growing relationship is the sweetest thing in my world right now.
The sweetest thing in the world to me are salt caramel chocolates at my favorite restaurant in Seattle.
Sounds like a great exhibition!
The sweetest thing in my life right now
Is my “Chocolate” Point Himalayan Cat.
My friends are the sweetest thing in my world right now.
The sweetest thing in my life right now is my cheat day on my diet. This would be a fine complement.
Having leftover chocolates from the holidays that I get to indulge with my three year old behind my husband’s back!
The sweetest things in my life right now are my husband and our health! (Had a rough past year with being diagnosed with cancer at 29)
My two year old daughter
My husband of 13 years is the sweetest thing in my life right now. Friends come in as a close second.
I tried some “urban honey” made right here in downtown SLC and it was pretty darn sweet (and delicious)! 🙂
The sweetest things in my life is my girlfriend and family.
The sweetest thing is my life is the little girl with big brown eyes and and a lil nose that matches mine that calls me ma’maw (grandma). 😀 … life is pretty sweet !
My family is the sweetest thing! My other half and our daughter would love this exhibit. We love chocolate in our house.
The sweetest thing in my life right now are my two daughters when their fingers are covered in Amano Dos Rios chocolate.
The sweetest thing in my life is my chocolate shop in Ogden! We love chocolate and love sharing all of the amazing flavors with those around us!
Trader Joes chocolate selection
The sweetest thing in my life right now is that it’s not snowing!! Soo happy about that. The snow is beautiful but it’s just not fun to me anymore 🙁