15th Annual Chocolate Fest

Photo credit: Gulf Coast Kids House

Come support Gulf Coast Kid’s House at the 15th Annual Chocolate Fest presented by Sandy Sansing. Chocolate Fest is a dessert extravaganza held at Cordova Mall, on Saturday, April 7 from noon to 3 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online through

VIP tickets will allow early entry from 12 to 1 p.m.; only 500 tickets VIP tickets will be sold for $20. General admission tickets are also available for $15 with entry from 1 to 3 p.m. Both ticket options may be purchased at the door but are subject to availability. Chocolate Fest takes place throughout the corridors of Cordova Mall and attendees will sample mouth-watering chocolate treats from popular local restaurants.

2018 Chocolatiers include: Olive Garden, Sam’s Fun City, Butler Foods, Shirley’s Deli/ Bad Ass Coffee, Rolling ‘In Dough, Kayden’s Candy Factory, Krispy Kreme, Rodizio Grill, Starbucks, Thrive and many more to come. 2017 People's Choice Award Winner Szotski’s Cheesecakes is returning to defend their title and see if they can be the people’s champion three years in a row. It’s not too late to participate as a contributing restaurant or a sponsor. Download your forms at or call 595-5800 for more information on becoming part of this popular annual event.

More than just a delicious dessert, this chocolate is for a cause. Restaurants, sponsors and attendees of the 15th Annual Chocolate Fest help raise funds that ensure child victims of abuse and neglect receive timely, effective and streamlined treatment. Gulf Coast Kid’s House facilitates a collaborative response to abuse cases, ensuring that medical exams, recorded interviews, prosecution and mental health counseling occur in one child-friendly facility. This “one-stop” concept greatly reduces the trauma children experience and leads to better case outcomes. In 2017, GCKH provided services to over 3,800 child victims of abuse in Escambia County.

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