Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Chocolate Festival

Last weekend I had absolutely the best time.  I'd been asked from friend and fellow author Robin D. Owens to join her at the Chocolate Festival in Denver as a Truffle judge.

Wow!  First off, who even knew Denver HAD a Chocolate Festival?  Not me... but that was simply an oversight on my part.  This was the third annual festival... and it was wonderful! 

Robin had invited three additional wonderful Colorado Romance authors to join in the judging, too:  Cassie Miles, Pamela Nowak, and Elaine Levine.  Spending the afternoon with those four ladies would have been totally worth it...PLUS we got chocolate!!!  [Elaine missed the photo above.  L to R - Cassie, Me, Pamela and Robin].

As it turned out, the Best of Show truffle we picked ended up being LEMON rather than chocolate!  Who would have guessed.  It was seriously one of the tastiest confections I have ever experienced.  My thanks to Robin Chocolates for a whole new calorie-laden obsession!  :-)  It's apparently new and not yet on their website chocolates page, but if you're a Lemon Lover, trust me, it's worth contacting them as asking for!

The chocolate was fantastic, the shopping totally fun, and the company even better!  My thanks to Robin and to everyone at the Chocolate Festival for a wonderful afternoon.

Until next time ~