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Celebrating Coffee, Tea and Chocolate

Submitted by on February 14, 2015 – 8:50 amNo Comment

northcarolina_winston-salem_old-salem_chocolateReady for a bit of chocolate-dipped history, Road Trips Foodies?

There’ll be a Celebration of Coffee, Tea and American Heritage Chocolate from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. February 28, 2015, in the Old Salem Historic District, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Drinking coffee, tea and chocolate was popular all over early America, including this part of the coastal South. At this “Chocolate-Dipped History” event, Old Salem will investigate the value of chocolate, tea, and coffee (not to mention the taste).

In the Single Brothers Workshop, there’ll be demonstrations of how chocolate is made (from the cocoa pod to melted chocolate), tastings of American Heritage Chocolate® and the making and tasting historic chocolate puffs.

In the Salem Tavern Museum, visitors will learn about roasting and making coffee in the Tavern Kitchen and sample American Heritage R. Charlton Blend Coffee®.

Daily life of Moravians will be demonstrated in the Miksch House & Gardens. Chocolate cups will be made by the potter in the Single Brothers House.

In the Vierling House & Barn, visitors will learn about medicinal beverages in the apothecary, taste historic teas and create herbal tea bags.

Chocolate cake baking demonstrations will take place in the Vogler House.

In the St. Philips Heritage Center, visitors will learn the history of Moravian Lovefeasts and the kinds beverages that were served.

Can’t get enough chocolate? Get a double-dipped chocolate history experience by also planning to attend “An Evening of Chocolate-Dipped History” from 7 to 10 p.m. February 27, 2015, in the Old Salem Visitor Center.

(Photo courtesy of Old Salem)

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