Pencil This In: Become A Mad Scientist Of Chocolate

By Melissa McEwen in Food on Oct 23, 2014 5:30PM

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Blommer Chocolate/Courtesy of Rachelle Bowden

On Oct. 28 the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Dr.) is partnering with Illinois Science Council to host Chemistry of Chocolate, a unique science program that allows adults the chance to experiment with food. The workshop will be led by Northwestern chemistry professor Dr. Shelby Hatch and Melissa Tisoncik, R&D Specialist with Blommer Chocolate (the source of Chicago's famous chocolate smell).

Don't worry if you didn't do well in high school chemistry, the program will focuses onhangs on experiences with plenty of chocolate tasting. Attendees will learn everything from how chocolate is actually made to why it sometimes turns a grayish color. The test will be administered in the form of trivia with chocolate prizes.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m and goes until 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite and includes museum admission and one drink ticket. Attendees must be 21 or older but don't have to know anything about science.

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