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UPDATE: 'Death By Chocolate' Draws Large Crowds

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By Brittany Cooper

UPDATE: Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) The hottest ticket in town this week had to be Rotary's Death by Chocolate event. Canyon Crest Event Center was packed with people looking to fill their stomachs with chocolate and support a good cause.

The Jason Lugo Band entertained the crowds as they made their way through the room at Death by Chocolate.

Jill Skeem, the founder of Death by Chocolate says, "it looks amazing. We cleared out a lot of tables for seating in the room so we have more room for people and that's filled up as well, so we're excited. I think the layout is better. We have seating in the restaurant."

"It is a pretty good turnout. Last year was pretty much the same," adds Derrick Trammell of Canyon Crest.

Trammell showed me one of their creations at the unique desserts booth.
–Chocolate ravioli with white chocolate Mascarpone filling and raspberry glaze.

Turning heads and winning over participants' taste buds is nothing new for the restaurant.

Trammell says, "last year we won third place for dessert for the cookie category and the year before, we won second for the brownie category."

Carla's Creations out of Buhl has supplied one of the 25,000 pieces of chocolate you'll find here at Death by Chocolate. I'm about to attempt to eat the chocolate carmel fudge. Let's see how it goes...it's a winner in my book.

Satisfying customers...

"It's awesome!"

One piece of chocolate at a time.

Part of Thursday night's proceeds will benefit the Main Avenue Splash Park project while the rest goes to area charities.


Here is a list of the winners and how much was brought in...

The event grossed a little under $33,000, a little under last year and approximately 1,000 people attended.


Winners are:
Judges Awards: High School Division
Brownie 1. Twin Falls High School
1.Hilton Garden Inn 2. Canyon Ridge High
2. Cactus Pete's Resort Casino 3. Magic Valley High
3. Wynwood of Twin Falls

Cake
1. Cactus Pete's Resort Casino
2.Bakehouse
3. Black Cat Cupcakes

Candy
1.Daisy's
2. Arno Confection Perfection
3.Wynwood of Twin Falls

Cookie
1. Canyon Ridge High School
2.From Seed to Store
3. CSI Baking & Pastry Arts

Unique Dessert
1.Twin Falls High School
2.Cold Stone Creamery
3. The Coffee Shop


People'sAwards:
Brownie
1.Cactus Pete's Resort Casino
2. Hilton Garden Inn
3. Wynwood of Twin Falls

Cake
1. Cactus Pete's Resort Casino
2. Black Cat Cupcakes
3. Bakehouse

Candy
1.Daisy's
2.Arno Confection Perfection
3.Sweet Hope

Cookie
1. CSI Baking & Pastry Arts
2. Canyon Ridge High School
3. From Seed to Store

Unique Dessert
1.Twin Falls High School
2.Cold Stone Creamery
3. Magic Valley High School


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