This year again Downtown Monroe merchants are offering residents the opportunity to take a Chocolate Walk through town to explore the Valentine magic of chocolate. The Walk begins at the Walton County Center for the Arts so you will have the opportunity to view the annual Elementary School Art Exhibit to kick off the tour and get a look at some unique gifts in the Gift Shop. You are invited to stroll the streets, listen to live music and sample chocolate provided by local business owners. What better way to prepare for the upcoming Valentine’s Day, something synonymous with chocolates for centuries.
According to Majesticgardens.com, the Aztec were the first to believe chocolate had love inducing properties. Casanova, said to be the “world’s greatest lover” was said to drink chocolate daily. Science reportedly agrees that chemicals released by chocolate increases excitement and energy – in a positive way. This science is reflected in the number of chocolates sold in stores on Valentines Day – and supposedly in the chocolates supplied by merchants in downtown Monroe next Thursday.
The 2018 Chocolate and Art Walk in downtown Monroe will be from 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. You can pick up a goody bag to take home the extra chocolate you pick up during the walk.