Hundreds of community members visited AIDS Foundation of Chicago's ( AFC ) annual World of Chocolate celebration and fundraiser at Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market, on Nov. 30.
Nearly two dozen vendors from across the region participated, among them CH Distillery, Chocolat Uzma, Sofitel Chicago magnificent Mile, Langman & Eagle, Terry's Toffee, Vanilla, Starbucks, Hilton Chicago & Towers, Prasino, Wow Bao, Cocoa Exchange, Just bLike U Like It, Cindy's, London House, Uptown Brownie, Noir D'Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie, St. Jane Chicago, Margeaux Brasserie, Zed 451, My Chocolate Soul and Vivere Chocolates.
Guests were given "passports" to encourage them to collect stampsand treatsat from each of the chocolatiers. AFC this year garnered with Walgreens Boots Alliance to make the event "zero-waste"; chocolatiers were asked to use only recyclable, reusable and compostable products. Decorations were provided by Kehoe Designs.
Since its inception in 2001, World of Chocolate has raised more than $2.1 million of vital HIV/AIDS services