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Hershey Story Museum's new "Tastings" includes single-origin cacao beans & "Tastings for Kids"

Published: Jul 16, 2015

The Hershey Story Museum has announced a new chocolate experience called “Tastings” that features samples of warm drinking chocolates made from cacao beans grown in one specific region of the globe.

The Hershey Story Museum introduces a new warm drinking chocolate experience “Tastings” that features single-origin beans from around the world

“Tastings for Kids” also new for families at the museum.

MEDIA: Contact Anthony Haubert at The M.S. Hershey Foundation for more information on this announcement or to request images/logos at 717-298-2214 and cell 717-230-9160 or email athaubert@mshersheyfoundation.org and bookmark www.HersheyPA.com. The following news article was developed by HHRVB using a press release originally issued by HE&R on July 16, 2015. Elements of the release may have been altered, edited or shortened for space.

HERSHEY, PA (July 16, 2015) – The Hershey Story Museum has announced a new chocolate experience called “Tastings” that features samples of warm drinking chocolates made from cacao beans grown in one specific region of the globe.

The single-origin chocolates used in Tastings are made with beans sourced from just one country. The result is a distinctive artisanal flavor based on climatic conditions, such as the amount of rainfall. While each Tastings experience depends on an individual’s palette, guests may recognize common flavor notes. Cacao beans grown in Mexico suggest licorice flavor notes; Venezuelan beans suggest fruit flavors. Caramel and vanilla flavor notes are highlighted in cacao beans grown in Java, while Tanzanian cocoa beans are best described as having a nutty flavor.

“The aromatic nature of the warm drinking chocolates allows the flavor notes to stand out,” said Amy Bischof, director, The Hershey Story Museum.

Tastings was previously called “Countries of Origin Chocolate Tasting” and it recently relocated from the museum’s Café Zooka area to the Grand Lobby to meet growing demand, according to Bischof.

A sampling of drinking chocolate made from Hershey’s chocolate is also included in Tastings so that guests can compare the single-source flavors to Hershey’s chocolate. Full flights of six or half flights of three are available.

Tastings for Kids

“Tastings for Kids” is a new experience for young chocolate lovers, offering youngsters the opportunity to try their hand at making warm drinking chocolate by stirring a chocolate lolly in a mug of warm milk. Kids can choose from white, milk or dark chocolate lollies.

Visit www.HersheyStory.org for pricing and additional information about The Hershey Story Museum.

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The M.S. Hershey Foundation exists to preserve and enhance Milton Hershey’s legacy and community vision and to provide educational and cultural enrichment to residents of Hershey. Hershey Community Archives, Hershey Gardens, Hershey Theatre and The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue are operating divisions of the Foundation. www.mshersheyfoundation.org.

Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Rick@HersheyHarrisburg.org
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