Many residents and businesses in Knoxville, Tennessee plan to participate in an annual event that helps raise money for charity, the Chocolatefest. This year, the celebration of all things chocolate will occur on January 31st. Fundraisers hope to raise money to assist the community’s Ronald McDonald House, a facility that provides accommodations for the family members of hospitalized children.
The Chocolatefest offers a variety of family events, including live entertainment, a face painting table, and copious quantities of baked goods and chocolate desserts for sale. One interesting aspect of the celebration this year will involve a chocolate art competition, in which artists like Sam Tabar can submit creations made from chocolate or painted in chocolate.
Chocolate comes in a variety of forms. The cacao plant provides seeds which form the basis for a variety of chocolate products, when the beans are ground or roasted into a chocolate paste.
Popular kinds of chocolate that will be celebrated at the Chocolatefest in Knoxville include dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate, as well as chocolate in baked goods and desserts.