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By: PegCity GrubJanuary 21, 2013 // Food Tours


Chocolate Zen's glorious chocolate cake is one of many cocoa delights on deck during Chocoholics Buffet, a new fundraiser to be held April 20 in Winnipeg for the United Way.

Photo by Chocolate Zen.


Chocolate connoisseurs, your time has come.

April 20 marks Chocoholics Buffet, a new food party showcasing Winnipeg’s finest chocolatiers and their deliciously divine artistry in cocoa.

It’s also an orgy of chocolate that happens to be for a good cause—the United Way.

The all-you-can-eat spread will feature mousses, truffles, tarts, chocolates, spiked hot cocoa, crepes, bars, cake, cheesecake and chocolate-dipped everything made by some of the city’s top chefs. Name a chocolate bite, nibble or treat, and it will likely make an appearance at Chocoholics Buffet.

The adults-only, cocoa feast will be held inside the ballroom at The Gates on Roblin (and is the work of Anna Echols, a Winnipeg based food blogger (, marketing and social media whiz.

Echols modeled the event, in part, after a chocolate buffet inside Sutton Place, a hotel in Vancouver. That extravagant spread was voted the top chocolate buffet in the world by National Geographic magazine. She also took a cue from Baconfest, an annual fall fundraising event spearheaded by Virgin 103.1 host Ace Burpee.

Tickets cost $53.99 (inclusive) per person and are sold here.

Echols hopes to raise between $15,000 and $20,000 for the United Way in Winnipeg.

Unlike other charity events, there will be very little “mike time” at Chocoholics Buffet, Echols says. There won’t be a lot of presentations or speeches, she adds.

“It’s all about the food--the chocolate.”

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