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A Chocoholic's Delight: "Death By Chocolate"

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By Michelle Costa

Twin Falls, ID (KMVT TV) - It's a chocolate lovers dream, 25,000 pieces of delicious, Sweet, Creamy, pure chocolate.

This week, the Rotary Club of Twin Falls is sponsoring its sixth annual “Death by Chocolate” event.

Last year, this event raised around $26,000 for local charities.

Chocolate cakes, candy and brownies.

If you love dessert, “Death by Chocolate” is the perfect sugar high.

With only days to go, numerous local chefs are trying out recipes, secret ingredients and inventing new flavors to win an award.

While there will be judges, attendees will also cast ballots to decide their favorites.

Daisy's is in the running.

However, they've already won awards and aren't afraid to give away their master plans.

"What we're doing this year is fudge dipped in dark chocolate and it is really good. We're making chocolate. We spent 12 hours yesterday making chocolate to get ready for Death by Chocolate,” said Mark Huber, Daisy’s Olde Time Confections.

Daisy's will be taking 1,000 samples to death by chocolate, but it doesn't end there, after the event, they see a big spike in people coming in to get chocolate.

"To have people come in and taste the chocolate you have, it's really good because they can say first hand "This is what you do." Tasting it is always better,” said Huber.

All proceeds benefit local charities including Valley House, Salvation Army and the Southern Idaho Learning Center.

"In the last 5 years, we've raised a little under $100,000 and last year, we gave to 19 local charities and since so many people are in need right now, this is a great opportunity to eat chocolate for charity,” said Jill Skeem, Rotary of Twin Falls.

So if you think you're a chocoholic, try your hand at being a judge and of course, enjoy the sweet rewards.

The event will be held at Canyon Crest dining event center in Twin Falls on Thursday from 6 until 9 pm.

Admission is $15 per person in advance and $20 at the door.

Advance tickets will be sold at Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce.


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