Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

For the Love of Chocolate


Date
February 14, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Title
For the Love of Chocolate
Speaker
Gretchen Curtis, retired pediatric nurse after 36 years mostly in Denver, Colorado, currently a resident of Powell and Lakeside.
Venue
Virtual Only

Summary


On Valentine's Day Gretchen Cutis treated us to an entertaining program, "For the Love of Chocolate". What better day to celebrate chocolate than on this special day? She discussed the history of chocolate, where and how it is grown and harvested, its introduction as a treat for the wealthy and how it became more widely distributed for the enjoyment of people around the globe. Throughout the presentation words of wisdom related to chocolate, samples of chocolate advertisements and how to maximize the health benefits of chocolate made us smile. Whether one of those who eats chocolate every day or only occasionally, by the end of the program, a new appreciation for chocolate was gained by all. To top it off, Gretchen encouraged us to try our own "taste testing" based on the percentage of cocoa butter. A yummy challenge indeed.
Gretche Curtis speaker, second from left, and the audience for the Feb. 14, 2022 program

Videos

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Video Title:   For the Love of Chocolate

Presentor:   Gretchen Curtis

Description:   Recording of Gretchen Curtis' presentation for the February 14, 2022 program titled "For the Love of Chocolate". The program was prerecorded for presentation at the scheduled time. Gretchen discussed the history of chocolate, where and how it is grown and harvested, its introduction as a treat for the wealthy and how it became more widely distributed for the enjoyment of people around the globe.

Videographer:   Allen Miller


Photos

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Gretche Curtis speaker, second from left, and the audience for the Feb. 14, 2022 program
Picking out chocolate to sample
Sampling Chocolate
Enjoying the Treats
Enjoying Chocolate

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