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January 22, 2014

Independence Seaport Museum Hosts A Sweet Movie Night With Free Chocolate Tastings, A Curator-Led Tour And More, Thursday, January 23

The Independence Seaport Museum hosts the very sweet exhibition Oh Sugar!, which takes a look at the sweet history of candy in Philadelphia. (Image courtesy Independence Seaport Museum)

If you’ve had enough of frozen delights, visit the Independence Seaport Museum this Thursday, January 23 are in for a chocolatey sweet affair.

In conjunction with the current exhibition Oh Sugar! The Magical Transformation from Cane to Candy, the waterfront museum hosts an 8 p.m. screening of a film about the Grenada Chocolate Company, an environmentally minded chocolate company with unique practices that result in a superb product.

In addition to the film, food historian Susan Plaisted of Heart to Hearth Cookery will present a historic chocolate demonstration and free chocolate tasting.

Plus, guests on Thursday can take advantage of a curated walk-through of the exhibition with one of its curators, Ryan or Eric Berley, the brothers behind beloved Philly sweets spots Shane Confectionery and The Franklin Fountain.

On view through Sunday, February 16 Oh Sugar! documents Philadelphia’s love affair with all things candy related.

More than 100 artifacts are on display in the museum’s second-floor community gallery, chronicling the city’s candy manufacturing history, the process of turning sugar cane into candy, centuries-old trade routes that brought sugar to colonial America, and more.

Candy fans of all ages will appreciate this saccharine journey.

Tickets for the sweet event are $20, which includes museum admission, and are available online.

Chocolate Film Night at the Independence Seaport Museum
When: Thursday, January 23, 8 p.m.
Where: Penn’s Landing, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard at Walnut Street
Cost: $20
More info: www.phillyseaport.org

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