Monday, February 1, 2010

February is Chocolate Month: Chocolate-Covered February in Hershey

The fact that February is National Chocolate Month should come as no surprise to anyone reading this Blog. Valentine's Day is February 14, and that's probably the biggest Chocolate Day of the year. I'll be posting reviews of Valentine's Day for Chocolate candy and Chocolate Truffles in the next few days.

In the meantime, The Hershey Company has a month-long celebration to honor this national holiday. They call it Chocolate-Covered February in Hershey. Some of the events in Hershey, PA, include a Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire at The Hotel Hershey, a Cuban-Inspired Caribbean Dinner inspired by the travels of Milton S. Hershey at the Hershey Lodge, a Guided interactive discussion of chocolate lore at a Chocolate Tasting Adventure at Hershey's Chocolate World, and Truffles for Couples at The Hershey Story Museum where you learn the art of truffle-making. And there's a new event, The Great Hershey Quest. Available February 1-28, 2010. You'll be given a chocolate-covered passport and journey around Hershey, encountering sweet cupcakes, admission to Hershey area attractions, and chocolate-themed adventures during your tour of Chocolate Town. On this Quest, you will have a chance to win the "Ultimate Chocolate Getaway!" Boy has Hershey changed since I was a child!

Hershey: The Sweetest Place on Earth.

Here's a savory recipe from Hershey's Chocolate-Covered February Recipes. This rub would also go nicely with other fish.

Cocoa Seared Scallops
Prepared by: Hershey Lodge Culinary Team from Hershey Lodge

2 tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
12 scallops

Dredge scallops in cocoa rub and sear on medium high heat for two minutes per


~~louise~~ said...

Okay, I'm back. I had to run right over and send my daughter this link. We didn't get to Hershey when the kids were here this past November.

Now, Cocoa Seared Scallops??? I mean really, Janet. You come up with the most interesting chocolate inflated goodies!

And, I'm so glad you posted this fantastic Hershey post for Chocolate Month. I'm changing my link "as we speak."

Thank you so much for sharing...

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Louise, you're my biggest supporter. Hershey is so different now. It was just a factory we visited when I was growing up.

Lois said...

It has changed even since I first went there with my kids ten years ago. Was there in November when my sister was visiting, and the factory "tour" is now a musical, still free and still with a snack-size bar at the end. The store has expanded exponentially, and there is a 3-D movie that I thought used the technology very well. A fun day trip from Philly.

Janet Rudolph said...

I remember it was a bit out of Willy Wonka with open chocolate vats... but maybe I want to remember that.