Tantalizing tasting event at Abington -- a chocolate lover's delight

On Friday, Feb. 18, join 1984 alumnus and chocolate expert Rodney Snyder as he digs into the history of chocolate, reviews the factors that determine taste, explores different blends of cacao beans, and then introduces the best part of the evening -- a sampling of the many different varieties of chocolate.

For more than 23 years, Snyder has researched cacao for Mars Inc. He’s traveled to major cacao growing regions throughout West Africa, South America, the Caribbean and South Asia. He’s roasted every type of cacao and can identify a bean’s region of origin simply from its flavor and aroma. Snyder will share his expertise on chocolate and the art of chocolate tasting. Similar to a wine tasting, attendees of this chocolate tasting will discover the varying levels of flavors, both simple and complex.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6 to 7 p.m., with the chocolate tasting from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 in Lares Building Banquet Room. Admission is $5 and Registration is required. To register, click here. For more information contact Antonella Triforo-DePrince at 215-881-7611 or [email protected].