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Chocolate Around the World Member Picks Recommended Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Oct. 5-Jan. 8 2012

With the holidays creeping around the corner, maybe it's apropos to bone up on the history, manufacturing, and nutritional qualities of chocolate prior to stuffing it in your face for three solid months. The Chocolate Around the World exhibit returns to the Field Museum, featuring a host of informative and peculiar tidbits about the often-cursed but likely always-enjoyed sweet. Aside from the first section's study of the cacao tree, the exhibit also includes a breakdown of chocolate's mass production and candy packaging and an interactive exercise that asks you how chocolate figures into your holidays. Chocolate and candy-wrapper sculptures from local artists and pastry chefs will also be showcased during the exhibit's run. —Sam Worley


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