EdVenture: It ain’t all about Eddie.

Update: Whoa. This never happens! But, wait, it does! Because it’s random! Random.org chose a random number between one and 50…and it was one. So weird, the Shop Tart had to take a screen shot and show you.


Congratulations, Sandra!

And it isn’t just for children! In October, they hosted the first EdVenture After Dark event, Uncorked, a fun wine tasting for adults only. Did you go? Did you miss it? Well, here’s your chance. On February 7th, EdVenture After Dark will bring you Chocolatology, a tasting extravaganza! What will you find?

  • The Cocoa Cabana. Yum.
  • Dip and Dab Workshop, where you can paint with chocolate and enjoy tasty treat crafting.
  • A master chocolatier, ready to drop some knowledge.
  • The Chocolate Tap Room, where you’ll enjoy artisan chocolates paired with local beers.
  • Music by DJ Magic.
  • Beer! Wine! Dessert!

In case you didn’t notice, this is happening a week before Valentine’s Day, so you can celebrate early or just get pumped up for the big day, which is really all about chocolate. Fun Fact: The Shop Tart and her college room mate used to raid the shelves at the drugstore the day after Valentine’s Day for sale chocolate. You don’t need a man to get all the chocolate.


And you might not have to buy a ticket to go to Chocolatology! The Shop Tart has two pairs of tickets to give away. Two lucky readers will get to attend and treat a friend!


Tickets are $20 for EdVenture members and $25 for non-members. You can get them here. Or maybe you’ll win a pair!

This giveaway works like the others. To enter, just leave a comment, any comment will do, but the Shop Tart would love to know how you take your chocolate. She likes hers in homemade Magic Shell form. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 6th, in the afternoon.

Good luck and don’t forget to tell them you read it on the Shop Tart!

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50 comments on “EdVenture: It ain’t all about Eddie.
  1. Sandra Dickson says:

    I like my chocolate dark and bitter. Not that I am bitter, or like bitter men. I’m not sweet either. That’s just the way I like it. I like to let it me melt on my tongue and just hang out on my taste buds, too… Mmmm, I think I need some chocolate now. :)

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Chocolate Gelato!!

  3. Kristen says:

    Loooooove chocolate!

  4. Abbey says:

    I would love to take my man since I have to work on Valentine’s Day! I love chocolate too much, I’m looking into a healthy alternative to my brownie obsession (but have not succeeded). :)

  5. Carolyn says:

    I take my chocolate on top of peanut butter!

  6. Katie rector says:

    Classic-Hershey’s bar!

  7. nancy gainous says:

    Dark & salted. Yum.

  8. Andrea says:

    I like mine really dark… and a little caramel is never a bad thing!

  9. Lauren says:

    the darker, the better.

  10. Robyn says:

    Milk chocolate chocolate is my fav…

  11. Shirra Culp says:

    World Class Chocolate ice cream from
    Baskin Robbins – the best! Or, just good old
    fashioned chocolate milk. My favorites!

  12. Sher B. says:

    Oh what fun, a girl can never have enough chocolate…

  13. Ashley says:

    I would really really love to go!!

    I like Hershey’s hugs (white and milk chocolate swirled) or Hershey’s with almonds :)

  14. Kim says:

    Any kind of chocolate except white!

  15. Linda says:

    I like dried ginger dipped in dark chocolate or dark chocolate bark with crushed Lemonheads sprinkled throughout. Delish!

  16. Jackie says:

    Milk chocolate bar – caramel-filled. Preferably Ghirardelli.

  17. Joan says:

    I like chocolate (any kind) with kaluah!! Would love a pair of tickets.

  18. Derek says:

    Yummm… Darker, the more bitter the better. Porters, chocolate stouts are also very acceptable ways to get my chocolate on.

  19. Carla says:

    Chocolate covered almonds from Trader Joe’s..or chocolate chip cookies…or chocolate pie.(see also brownies, cakes and ice cream).

  20. Maddie says:

    I like my chocolate dark and with some caramel or some nuts! Yum!

  21. A Wallace says:

    Anything taste better with chocolate!

  22. Kerry says:

    Ooh, love chocolate — especially dark! Looking forward to a fun girls’ night out at this event!

  23. Kristyn says:

    Pretty much any way, though lately I’ve fallen in love with the Chocolove dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds bar at Earth Fare. Something about that sweet and salty combo!

  24. Jennifer Gessner says:

    I love dark chocolate! The darker, the better! Green & Black’s is my current favorite for just plain old dark chocolate. Another favorite is dark chocolate with sea-salt. I love World Market’s dark chocolate & sea salt for that fix!

  25. Elizabeth says:

    Chocolate ice cream, cake, candy, candy bars… The list is long!

  26. Suzie says:

    Dark, salted and with almond chunks! Yummmm!

  27. Liza says:

    Cadbury mini eggs, please!

  28. Shila says:

    Any and all Vosges dark chocolate bars- especially Mo’s bacon and dark chocolate. Perfect combination of salty, sweet and smoky… Sublime!

  29. Tracy Dubey says:

    White chocolate is the best!

  30. Amanda B. says:

    Oooohhhhh Shop tart! I need these tickets! I am a chocolate fanatic and this would be the perfect event for me! I love chocolate with sea salt on top the best – DELISH! Please, OH PLEASE, pick me for the win :)

  31. Jessica says:

    Rosewood market’s chocolate cake! Used to have one a day!

  32. MJT says:

    Dark chocolate (or carob if it’s at night) covered almonds.

  33. Lloyd says:

    Oh, I love chocolate! Recently had a dark chocolate bar with salt and it was heavenly :)

  34. jay says:

    Plain Dark!

  35. Amy W. says:

    I like my chocolate dark and with a big red wine!

  36. Barkley says:

    I blend cacao nibs in smoothies with banana.

  37. Cristina says:

    Milk chocolate never fails.

  38. August says:

    mmmmmm…… chocolate and chocolate-y beer!

  39. Lili Stoisor-Olsson says:

    What an awesome event! Love any kind of chocolate – I don’t discriminate! I love the chocolate that’s in my house which I can eat at any time!

  40. Ashley says:

    Dark chocolate….or with peanut butter, please.

  41. Ashley says:

    Also: this is on my 30th birthday & would be the best best gift.

  42. C. Marie says:

    Salted caramel chocolate cupcakes from Cupcake are the best :)

  43. Jessica says:

    I keep my good chocolates inside a vintage tin in my bedside table – just for moments when you are feeling like a woman in need of chocolate!

  44. Shana says:

    Chocolate is best enjoyed with friends! Dark chocolate with salt for me.

  45. Katie says:

    About ten years ago I prepped 500 hand-made chocolate truffles to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Since then, I take my chocolate “made by someone else”!

  46. Ashley T. says:

    Chocolate and wine. Count me in! Lindt dark chocolate truffles are my weakness.

  47. Gayle says:

    Chocolate cures everything :-)

  48. Jordan says:

    This sounds deliciously fun!

    Dove Dark Chocolate is my addiction!!

  49. Samantha says:

    I love any and all chocolates especially with almonds!

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