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Chocolate Week is back! Taking place February 10 – 17, it brings a series of offers, activities and events that include Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend. Keeping the focus on simple pleasures that tie in with Valentine’s Day and mid winter escapes, the Southern Ocean County Chamber coordinates local businesses and organizations to extend special promotions, offers and classes that are being to create a sweet vibe throughout the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore, including Long Beach Island and locations from Little Egg Harbor up through Lacey Township. A good place to start for all 21 and over is the Southern Ocean Made Surf and Sip Brew Trail featuring offerings and events from four local craft breweries as well as surf experience related galleries, shops and hands on exhibits to keep that summer feeling coming throughout the winter.

Stop in and visit the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located at 265 West 9th Street in Ship Bottom for a special Chocolate Week Open House on Wednesday, February 13 between 12pm – 3pm. Enter to win a gift basket from some of our participating vendors! Thank you to Tasty Cheesecakes, Country Kettle Fudge, Tea Party To Go, Smallcakes LBI and The Local Market and Kitchen

Barnegat Light Museum – 501 Central Ave., Barnegat Light – Be sure to stop in to visit the Museum on Saturday, February 16 from 10am-3pm. They will have homemade chocolate cake, brownies, and hot chocolate available along with students of the former schoolhouse who will be on-hand to tell stories plus other members who can spin some terrific yarns about the history of LBI! You will be able to preview some exciting new exhibits in-progress that will debut in the summer!

Beach House Spa – 614 N. Long Beach Blvd., Surf City – Make your appointment ASAP for a Red Velvet Massage or a Chocolate & Strawberries Facial.

Breakers Kitchen & Tap – 537 Rt 9, Waretown.  Take part in Chocolate Week, featuring Chocolate Wave Martini, Pretzel Sticks with Chocolate Dipping Sauce, Chicken with Mexican Mole Sauce, and decadent chocolate desserts!

Charisma’s Cookies – 455 Rt 9 South, Tuckerton. Take place in a Chocolate Lovers class in our shop that week. Tuesday, February 12 6pm – 8:30pm – Chocolate Lover’s/ French Macaron class featuring chocolate brownie macarons.  Pick up a chocolate lovers box of Macarons to buy for Valentine’s day.  Box of 5 includes, chocolate strawberry, chocolate Raspberry, white chocolate, chocolate brownie and Dark chocolate.

Country Kettle Fudge – 830 N. Bay Aven., Beach Haven – Whatever the special event, they have handwhipped Country Kettle Fudge and delicious Salt Water Taffy in just the right amount for you. With special party favor boxes and taffy available by bulk, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Please call and speak with them directly to find out how they can accommodate your needs. 1-888-524-3834

Delaware Avenue Oyster House – 13211 Long Beach Blvd., Beach Haven Terrace. Tickets for the February 14 Wine Class will be available 2/1. Stop in to taste their specialty chocolate martini and a chocolate margarita! In addition, they will also have chocolate lava cakes, offered complimentary to all Valentine’s dinner guests.

Every Bloomin Thing – 9 Lacey Road, Forked River. Proudly offering local chocolate from Van Holten’s Homemade Chocolates in Forked River. For every dozen roses (*not part of the Cash & Carry Special) purchased in house, everyone will receive a chocolate pop from Candies Sweet Creations. In-store only Rose Bouquet (not arranged in a vase) special – the “Bee Mine Bouquet”  $55 per dozen or $65 vase arrangement rose special – Cash & Carry only. 

Let It Be Lovely Events – 152 N. Main Street (Rt 9), Manahawkin. Offering FREE balloon delivery within the Manahawkin/Stafford/ Barnegat/LBI area for Valentines Balloon Bouquets.

The Local Market & Kitchen – 604 Central Avenue, Ship Bottom. Enjoy sweets and treats the entire week! Monday February 11 at 6pm- Chocolate Lovers Class with Charisma’s Cookies at The Local $50 per person with Local snacks provided. Limited Spots available for each class! Sign up ASAP only via email- [email protected]

Lighthouse International Film Festival – 1302 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom. View Back to Burgundy on February 15 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the Screening/ Wine Tasting along with French chocolate macarons provided by Tea Party to Go. Held at The Arlington, Ship Bottom. Cost: $40. per person. Reservations Strongly Encouraged. Purchase tickets

Long Beach Island Foundation – 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies. Free Hot Cocoa Bar; reception for our Wildlife Exhibit on Friday, February 15th. It will be a community potluck open to everyone and LBIF will include a chocolate treat for everyone in honor of Chocolate Week.

The Mainland – 151 Rt 72, Manahawkin – Chocolate specials available ONLY during Chocolate Week! Chococo Cherry cherry vodka, coconut rum, godiva chocolate  (Available 12pm-CLOSE from 02/11-02/16)  and  CHOCOLATE SPONGE CAKE wild berries, mocha ice cream (Available after 4pm from 02/14 – 02/16) Cookie Decorating Event on Feb 11 at 6pm, Valentine’s Day Dinner offered over THREE nights 2/14, 2/15, and 2/16.

Manafirkin Brewing Company – 450 East Bay Avenue #2, Manahawkin. Featuring a peanut butter and chocolate beer.

The Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House – 1201 East Bay Ave, Manahawkin
Delicious Chocolate Week drinks and desserts available!  Drinks: Snowflake Martini made with White Chocolate Liqueur. Almond Joy Martini. For Desserts: Grilled crepe filled with chocolate ice cream, salted chocolate peanuts, nutella, and fresh bananas. Chocolate Trio of: white chocolate panna cotta with raspberry sauce, hot chocolate infused with red wine, and dark chocolate truffles

Oyster Creek Brewing Company – 529 Rt 9, Unit 9, Waretown.  To Celebrate Chocolate Week, we will be releasing a chocolate cherry stout!

Pangaea Naturals – 657 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin – Be sure to stop in to shop their selection of organic chocolate and more!

Pinelands Brewing Company – 140 7th Avenue, #15, Little Egg Harbor. Stop in and taste the Batona Trail Ale, Winter Warmer with Chocolate; Raspberry Jam, Cream Ale with Raspberry.

Plantation Restaurant & Bar – 7908 Long Beach Blvd., Harvey Cedars. Treat you and your loved one to a special Valentine’s Day menu and enjoy the decadent desserts – 72% Chocolate Cremaux, Cholcate Gelato, Berries and Chocolate Lava Cake, Bourbon Ice Cream, Salted Caramel and Drink specials – Chocolate Raspberry Martini and Peppermint Mocha.

Ship Bottom Brewery – 830 North Bay Avenue, Beach Haven. Enjoy a beer made in collaboration with The Local Market & Kitchen – The Local Stout -made with Chocolate and Peanut Butter.  

Smallcakes LBI – They will have a table at Southern Ocean Medical Center, Rt 72 West, Manahawkin on Thursday, February 14 between 10am – 3pm with their Smallcakes available for sale. They are also offering free delivery in Ocean County. Call to place your order 609.342.0412. Options are: Pull apart heart design, Giant Cupcake- red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting garnished with hearts, our Signature Smallcakes will all be decorated for the day, special flavors will be Chocolate Covered cherry, chocolate covered Strawberry, Wedding Cake, Strawberries-n-cream, brownie red velvet Cherry Cheese cake and brownie red velvet

Stafford Preserve Apartments – 101 Campbell Blvd., Manahawkin. Stafford Preserve Apartments. Comforting, luxurious & delightful… Words, which describe Stafford Preserve Apartment Community & Chocolate too! Stop in for a “Lucille’s locally made” chocolate pop. Learn about our equally “Sweet Winter Incentives”. Take a tour of our community and receive a chocolate infused tote bag. Stafford Preserve will have additional greeting tables at local businesses located within the Stafford Park retail campus.

Stafford Township Arts Center – 1000 McKinley Avenue, Manahawkin. Saturday, February 9 – Cupid Cabaret – A Valentine’s Day Celebration!  An evening of performances featuring romantic love, friendships and love between families…Enjoy the night as a couple, with friends or family!  You will be singing along with all your favorite love songs from the past and present. Come out to The Stafford Township Arts Center – close to home and an affordable night out! Live Show! Enjoy chocolate kisses and other chocolate goodies this evening. We will be selling hot chocolate in the concession booth.  Tickets starting at $10

Surflight Theatre – 201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven.  2/16 & 2/17 Night The Music Lived: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big BopperNight The Music Lived: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper – Check out Snack Bar for specialty items

Tasty Cheesecakes – 657 East Bay Avenue #4, Manahawkin
Stop in to pick up a delicious New York style cheesecake – full size or mini – along with other tasty delights!

Tuckers Tavern – 101 S. West Avenue, Beach Haven 
Check out their Chocolate Week special desserts and cocktails!

Tuckerton Seaport – 120 Main Street (Rt 9) Tuckerton.  Cocoa Cup Mini Golf Challenge –  This tournament will be held daily throughout Chocolate Week, February 10-17, 2018. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and brave the cold. The prize will be a giant box of chocolates!  Admission is $5. In addition to playing miniature golf, guests will also be able to visit the Lighthouse and climb the tower, explore the Life on the Edge Exhibit, make and take children’s crafts, visit the JCNERR hands-on exhibit, and the Hunting Shanty

Van Dyk Group – Feb 10 – Feb 17 – Stop in to say hello and enjoy FREE hugs and kisses of the chocolate kind to celebrate Chocolate Week. All locations (Barnegat, Manahawkin, LBI)

The Union Market – 120 Main Street (Rt 9) Tuckerton. The Union Market will be offering a free chocolate macaron with any House Blend Hot Cocoa purchase. Two free if you order a Dreamy Cocoa (house blend cocoa, whipped cream, marshmallows & a chocolate drizzle) to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

Special Event – Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company 102nd Annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, February 16. $20/ticket Eat in or take out noon to 8 pm at 300 Ambler St Beach Haven

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