Chocolate Sunday – January 23rd, 2011 in Clearwater

Update: Due to time constraints the 4 winners will be drawn from the comment box below by 11:59pm 01/20/2011. Thanks!


I am quite the chocolate enthusiast. No trip to Channelside is complete is complete without a visit to Qachbal’s Chocolatier. When I am visiting Downtown Disney in Orlando I have to grab a shake from Ghirardelli. Finally whenever I am in Sarasota in St. Armand’s Circle I make it a point to stop at Kilwins.

An inviting exterior. You can look right into the chocolate shop and see them making some of the treats. St. Armand’s Circle is packed with lots of little shops from tiny pizza and ice cream parlors to bars and chocolate shops. Plenty of stores to occupy tourists or visitors for hours.

Look at all that chocolate. It’s a tease!

You can watch them at work…making the goods! Look at all those candy apples.

Kilwins has a variety of ice cream flavors as well. My favorite? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. The employees at Kilwins are very friendly (and mostly high schoolers) and helpful when you’re trying to find the right taste and they are happy to let you sample flavors until you find the right ice cream flavor.

A cup full of happiness.

Entering Kilwins must not be recommended by dentists, but what is life without the sweet little things right? As one famous chocolate quote reads: “I could give up chocolate but I’m not a quitter.” Now that I have made everyone (including myself) want some chocolate read below for some information on an upcoming chocolate event next Sunday that Kilwins will be present at!

Kilwin's Chocolate & Ice Cream on Urbanspoon

Chocolate Sunday, Tampa Bay’s 1st annual chocolate event and biggest day in Chocolate will be next Sunday the 23rd in Clearwater from twelve to six. This event is being brought to you by Tampa Bay Woman Newspaper. Many vendors lined up to be at this event such as The Melting Pot and Kilwins. Your favorite local food blogger (his name is Carlos and he is always eating!) will be in attendance as well. Chocolate Sunday is meant to bring something new and refreshing to Tampa Bay like never before so don’t miss out on this event.

Address: 1111 North McMullen Booth Road Clearwater, FL 33759

Time: Noon – 6:00 p.m

Price: Advance Tickets are $20 for Adults, and $25 at the Door. Children’s tickets will be available for $10 for those ages 11 and under.

For Advance Ticket purchases please call the Ruth Eckerd Hall Box office at 727-791-7400.

For vendor/sponsor information, please contact

For updated chocolatiers and other exhibitors, or for the Menu of events, go to

Follow CHOCOLATE SUNDAY on Twitter at

I am going to be giving away 4 Chocolate Sunday tickets to my blog readers  so pay attention and you may find yourself at Chocolate Sunday for free! Your opportunity to win is in the comment box below. Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite kind of chocolate is and I’ll pick four random commenter to win free tickets to Chocolate Sunday!


20 responses to “Chocolate Sunday – January 23rd, 2011 in Clearwater”

  1. Hi Carlos! I love all your posts and I commend you on picking on my favorite ingredient: Chocolate! I love all things chocolate but cannot resist a great dark chocolate with about 70% cacao.

  2. I love chocolate in just about any form but my absolute favorites are hot fudge on chocolate chip cookie dough icecream or dark chocolate with orange 🙂

  3. I love all forms of chocolate but my absolute favorites are hot fudge on chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream or dark chocolate with orange 🙂

  4. I LOVE Kilwin’s!!! I was considering going to the chocolate festival but it’s a bit too far for me. Are you planning on writing a post about it? I would love to hear about how you liked it.

  5. I do not really have a favorite chocolate. I guess I love hot fudge the most, oh oh oh, and dark chocolate. Yum Yum! 🙂

  6. I am from Michigan and so is Kilwins! They also have a location in John’s Pass. My favorite chocolate flavor is any that is paired with cherry. Love to make german chocolate layer cake with cherry pie filling in the middle. It’s divine! Hope I win would love to meet you!

  7. Hello Carlos,

    I wanted you to be among the first to find out. Thanks to the success of our Chocolate Sunday event last January, we have decided to add a day. We have set the dates January 21st for SWEET SATURDAY and January 22 for CHOCOLATE SUNDAY, at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
    I hope to see you and all of your followers there!

    More later!

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