March 24, 2021
Massachusetts Chocolate History & Virtual Tasting
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Most students of American history know the story of the Boston Tea Party, but did you know that when the colonists stopped drinking tea due to taxation they turned to drinking chocolate? Boston and the state of MA have many historical connections to chocolate, including being the home of the very first chocolate factory in North America, the first roadside retail confectionary operation and the
first forays into commercial white chocolate production. Learn more about our sweet history with this fascinating program hosted by chocolate educator and tour guide, Victoria Kichuk of Cocoa Beantown in Boston.
The final 30 minutes of the program will be a guided tasting of local chocolates led by Victoria. If you would like to participate in this portion, RSVP by March 17 and notify us at the time of registration. The cost is $12 for the chocolate tasting. Pick up will be at the COA on March 24, 10:00-10:30 before the presentation.
Contact the COA to register, 781 786 6280.