Chocolate has been around since about 1400 BC. According to Smithsonian Magazine, it's been used in rituals by the Aztecs and Mayans, valued by kings and queens, and enjoyed in countless forms by everyone from children to adults.
But what do we really know about chocolate, besides the fact that we love it?
This weekend, the South Florida Science Museum explores the science of chocolate.
Interactive displays and exhibits allow you to learn about the history of this treat as well as the truths behind health benefits of chocolate and other fun facts.
Test your chocolate knowledge at Chocolate Jeopardy, and watch demonstrations by the Lincoln Culinary Institute.
Sample chocolate, watch how liquid nitrogen is used to make chocolate ice cream, and play with chocolate playdough.
The Science of Chocolate exhibit runs Saturday, February 18, and Sunday, February 19, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free with general admission to the museum ($11.95 adults, $8.95 kids 3-12, $10.45 seniors).
Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;
Follow Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook
and on Twitter: @CleanPlateBPB.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.