"Life is like a box of chocolates."
Forrest Gump's memorable words may have been uttered nearly 20 years ago, but the sentiment will ring true in Belmont this weekend.
Residents from around the Bay Area are expected to gather at the Congregational Church of Belmont for the annual Chocolate Festival on Friday and Saturday.
The following vendors will be at the festival:
A-Lot-A Gelato & More — Belmont
Alive & Radiant Foods
Beneficio Coffee — Sacramento
Bud's Ice Cream — East Bay
Cafe Mossant — Belmont
Delectable Cake Ball Co.
Erin's Sweet Treats
Edible Arrangements — Belmont
Guittard Chocolate Co. — Burlingame
It's It! — Burlingame
Jade Chocolates — Burlingame
Kathy's Kreative Kakes — San Mateo
Lunardi's Bakery — Belmont
Neo Cocoa — Belmont
Preston's Candies — Burlingame
Schurra's Candy — San Jose
Trader Joe's Market — San Carlos
Whole Foods Market — San Mateo
Xocai Healthy Chocolate — San Mateo
The tastings will be: Session 1, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7; Session 2, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; and Session 3, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
Tickets for the afternoon session are $17.50 pre-sale or $20 at the door; in the evening, tickets are $22.50 pre-sale or $25 at the door. Children and seniors will be admitted for $15 in the afternoon. Order online at http://www.uccbelmont.org/events.html or call 650-593-4547.
The Congregational Church of Belmont is located at 751 Alameda de las Pulgas.
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